Illuminar release roster

Just three months after signing Dominik "⁠GruBy⁠" Swiderski and co., the Polish organization parted ways with their lineup and announced a change in direction for the CS:GO division.

Illuminar have parted ways with their Counter-Strike squad, the Polish organisation announced on Saturday. Fryderyk "Veggie" Kozioł, Illuminar's Head of Esports, cited a "change in strategy and direction" as the reason behind the decision, adding that the players' contracts were terminated by mutual agreement.

"I have no doubts that each of them will find a place in the top team," he said. "The CS: GO division in Illuminar has not been closed, and plans for it will be presented shortly".

GruBy's time in Illuminar was short-lived

The Polish team struggled for success after signing with Illuminar in February, dropping out of the top 100 in the world rankings in mid-April. The team's star AWPer, Kuba "⁠Markoś⁠" Markowski, confirmed on Twitter that the squad will play out the ESL Polish Championship 2021 Spring and the Polish Esports League together, with the future after that left unclear.

The only member of the squad that remains tied to Illuminar is the coach Jędrzej "⁠Bogdan⁠" Rokita, who is expected to take part in building a new roster.

The following players are now free agents:

Poland Dominik "⁠GruBy⁠" Swiderski
Poland Patryk "⁠Sidney⁠" Korab
Poland Piotr "⁠morelz⁠" Taterka
Poland Kuba "⁠Markoś⁠" Markowski
Poland Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski

Poland Patryk 'Sidney' Korab
Patryk 'Sidney' Korab
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
346
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1577
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1000
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
Poland Dominik 'GruBy' Swiderski
Dominik 'GruBy' Swiderski
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1545
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Poland Kuba 'Markoś' Markowski
Kuba 'Markoś' Markowski
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
486
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
ok
2021-05-03 12:25
2 replies
Sensei the best "Project X" player, oh wait :D
2021-05-03 18:26
1 reply
ok
2021-05-03 19:47
gg
2021-05-03 12:25
ok
2021-05-03 12:25
feelsbad for poland scene
2021-05-03 12:25
3 replies
No no anonymo on flashpoint so :)
2021-05-03 12:40
2 replies
#101
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Poland paputekk
ez last place
2021-05-03 17:19
1 reply
+1
2021-05-05 11:52
tier 3 max
2021-05-03 12:25
#7
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Poland Zadymek
unlucko
2021-05-03 12:26
shitters
2021-05-03 12:26
Anolyomo
2021-05-03 12:26
#10
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Poland Drag0nJ
ez for MINISE
2021-05-03 12:26
F
2021-05-03 12:26
ez4mouz
2021-05-03 12:26
ez for no plano
2021-05-03 12:27
1 reply
#42
lsd | 
Poland parsnip
nah illuminar will go for young unexperienced players
2021-05-03 12:38
im feeling thank you
2021-05-03 12:27
#16
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Latvia heywire
expected they not been doing anything
2021-05-03 12:27
This is so sad
2021-05-03 12:27
yet another hit on the polish scene
2021-05-03 12:28
F
2021-05-03 12:28
Finally Tier 6 matchfixing crap have been released
2021-05-03 12:28
#21
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Poland Hanse
Hyperexpected
2021-05-03 12:29
#24
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Morocco bobby_j
polish cs kekw
2021-05-03 12:30
It feels like they are releasing their roster over and over again. Maybe it wasnt even them the last time, all these constantly mixed Polish teams blend together.
2021-05-03 12:30
#28
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Netherlands Sem0733
If a Polish team with potential just stays together for like two years, is there any potential for a top-20 team? Like, the talent has to be there right?
2021-05-03 12:30
3 replies
anonymo
2021-05-03 15:55
2 replies
#104
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Netherlands Sem0733
Yeah that started end January this year. Hopefully they'll stick around for a decent amount of time to keep growing.
2021-05-03 17:24
1 reply
All depends what they gonna do on flashpoint and next few months... but imho they are no material for top team, maybe solid tier 2 at maximum... Sadly
2021-05-04 07:41
#30
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Rip
2021-05-03 12:33
#31
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
polish scene lul
2021-05-03 12:33
o plano ? Gorilazzz ? DBL PONEY? EX WINSTRIKE?
2021-05-03 12:33
#33
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
Expected
2021-05-03 12:34
This org is a joke honestly
2021-05-03 12:34
#35
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Poland morosek
ok???
2021-05-03 12:34
#36
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Poland kaspr02
Oooof
2021-05-03 12:36
lonelymar
2021-05-03 12:36
Rebuile arou d mhL
2021-05-03 12:36
illuminati
2021-05-03 12:36
#41
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
sad for Gurby
2021-05-03 12:37
said max 2 months kekw
2021-05-03 12:40
1 reply
they lasted three months so you underestimated them ahahaha
2021-05-03 12:41
They were bad together
2021-05-03 12:40
expected
2021-05-03 12:45
nt illuminati
2021-05-03 12:46
markos is relatively okay
2021-05-03 12:47
#58
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Hungary raffai
F
2021-05-03 13:06
lol
2021-05-03 13:08
expected
2021-05-03 13:22
they should take EPG Family, top21 team, growing pretty fast
2021-05-03 13:25
1 reply
Winstrike is better then illuminar trash org lol, if c9 were smart they would get them
2021-05-03 17:24
"I have no doubts that each of them will find a place in the top team," Will people stop saying these PR bullshit? Everybody knows it's not true.
2021-05-03 13:40
#68
JD | 
Poland xVKRx
KEKW
2021-05-03 13:50
#72
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France niouke
French squad incoming
2021-05-03 13:56
#73
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Serbia LtN))
F
2021-05-03 13:57
Rip polish scene. slowly falling apart
2021-05-03 14:03
#78
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Spain LoLaZo
expected, silver team
2021-05-03 14:17
Ugly noobs
2021-05-03 14:19
F
2021-05-03 14:23
#81
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World Beard43
Behemoth incoming?
2021-05-03 14:29
Rip.
2021-05-03 14:30
F
2021-05-03 14:49
expected
2021-05-03 14:59
Poland scene is honestly so weird. Makes me wonder how long it'll take for them to actually regain Top 20.
2021-05-03 15:12
#86
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Chile cristiaan
sad
2021-05-03 15:18
#87
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France cedd
it feels like every month some polish team disbands and another is created lol
2021-05-03 15:24
who?
2021-05-03 15:28
pick all the average polish players > matchfix>disband>take profit
2021-05-03 15:28
#91
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United States Phamous3k
They all say they’re coming back lol.
2021-05-03 15:37
#93
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India slavloli
Now buy EPG please
2021-05-03 16:03
#94
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Serbia Garbrandt_
Sign ex-winstrike
2021-05-03 16:19
#95
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Poland pimaZo
Who cares
2021-05-03 16:19
Expected.Illuminar was really bad with this roster.It's just a team build with 5 most famous polish players with no team-zero creativity.The names just can't win u matches.Illuminar is bad org
2021-05-03 16:28
#97
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Canada Juicemoose
Hopefully they learn from this
2021-05-03 16:58
What should we expect from new roster, just upcoming Players?
2021-05-03 17:00
DBL Poney inc.
2021-05-03 17:23
#106
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Poland Aloes
finally
2021-05-03 18:31
Well, I mean changes were needed, but I think that the core of this lineup consisting of Markoś, mouz and morelz could still build a good team together, I don't think disband was the best option, but the change of strategy seems like a nice idea for iHG. GL boys.
2021-05-03 18:53
oh no anyway
2021-05-03 18:53
no one in this team is worth picking up
2021-05-03 19:07
#113
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Poland ABDRIX1
rip :(
2021-05-03 20:01
ok
2021-05-03 20:53
ok no one cares
2021-05-03 22:21
#117
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Belarus laterzcle
Is this a team that being invested by some NHL club with 40mil?
2021-05-03 23:03
#119
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United States fatburger
wtf
2021-05-04 20:35
expected
2021-05-09 21:25
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