From Berlin to Stockholm - What has changed?

What have the teams that attended the last CS:GO Major been up to and just how much has changed in those two years?

It has been more than two years since Astralis were crowned the champions of the StarLadder Major Berlin on September 8, 2019. A lot has changed since our last world championship, not only for the game itself but the teams and the players that attended the event.

With all the teams attending the PGL Major in Stockholm confirmed, now it's a good time to take a look at some of the biggest changes among the teams that are returning from the last CS:GO Major.

Astralis once again come into the Major as defending champions

NIP - Departure of the legendary duo

NIP are one of the squads with the highest turnover since their 15th-16th exit from the Berlin tournament. The Ninjas saw the departure of Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg and Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund — two legendary figures of the game and staples of the NIP roster since the organization's entrance in CS:GO. Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim was a stand-in for the event as Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora was ineligible to play and thus left after the Major, while GeT_RiGhT left the team shortly afterward with Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson being brought in.

In early 2020 Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers returned as the head coach, and NIP began a period of rebuilding with f0rest leaving to join the Dignitas project and Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson being moved to the bench. In their place came young guns Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser and Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson.

The benching of twist in February gave NIP the opportunity to experiment with products of their Young Ninjas academy — initially trialling Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson.

NIP made headlines again in April 2021 with the signing of Danish superstar Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz in a shock move that saw the star AWPer leave Astralis and replace nawwk.

Since Reedtz's arrival, the ninjas have been inconsistent in their performance but have seemingly picked up steam and consistency ahead of their home Major after the latest change in the squad saw ztr being moved back to the academy squad, as Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng took his place in the senior lineup.

G2 - From French to international

G2 made some headlines of their own since the last Major. As tier 1 talent from France became difficult to come by, the team acquired the Balkan duo of Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković and Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač from CR4ZY to replace Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon and Lucas "⁠Lucky⁠" Chastang. The disappointing 11th-12th placement at the Major the year prior seemed to be behind them and the future looked bright, as G2 completed several deep tournament runs, most notably reaching the finals at IEM Katowice 2020, ESL One: Road to Rio, and DreamHack Masters Spring 2020.

Despite reaching multiple finals, G2 were unable to take any trophies home, but no changes were enacted until the last quarter of 2020. Autumn saw reports of Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer coming back to practice with FaZe instead of Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač, and from that moment it was clear that G2 had pulled off the heist of the year. NiKo was brought in to be the superstar of the team, seemingly completing the G2 puzzle with all the pieces necessary to become a force of nature.

The results did not come immediately. It took several disappointing tournament exits before the team decided to bench Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub and reinstate Audric "⁠JaCkz⁠" Jug to the team, leading to an exciting run of tournaments in the leadup to IEM Cologne 2021.

The German event was the first LAN tournament in more than a year and the offline setting seemed to suit G2's players. A convincing run to the final before the player break confirmed the potential that this team possessed despite not fielding a dedicated AWPer.

However, G2 are coming into the Major in a truly atrocious form following the end of the player break, with a series of poor results at EPL 14, BLAST Premier Fall, and IEM Fall behind them as the team barely cling to their Legends spot.

FaZe - The everlasting olofmeister

NiKo departing the squad was only one of many changes in the FaZe lineup over the last two years. Originally participating at the event trialing Filip "⁠NEO⁠" Kubski, the European team quickly reached into the market after their 12th-14th exit at the Major. In the aftermath FaZe parted ways with NEO and sold Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács to Natus Vincere, and in their place came a young AWPer named Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants and star rifler Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David.

The following year was no less turbulent for FaZe after olofmeister left the active lineup in May, leaving the team looking for the right fit, as they had Aurimas "⁠Bymas⁠" Pipiras step in before settling on Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye. FaZe remained more or less stable and even able to win IEM New York Europe a month before the next change in November, when G2 acquired NiKo and olofmeister returned to the lineup.

The first six months of 2021 saw Kjaerbye moved to the bench to make space for Liquid's benched star Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken and olofmeister again leaving the active lineup to make space for Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's return. Alongside the new signings, Robert "⁠RobbaN⁠" Dahlström returned as the head coach following the expiry of his ESIC ban. The star-studded squad was unable to deliver on its potential, however, resulting in coldzera's departure and the veteran Swede making his return again.

ENCE - A second eureka?

None of the players fielded by ENCE in Berlin will be making a comeback in Stockholm. Even before the Major had taken place, it was confirmed by the Finnish organization that Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen would be leaving after the event in favor of Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi, in a move the team would come to regret.

With interpersonal issues between Aleksi "⁠allu⁠" Jalli and the rest of the team growing impossible to deal with and good results coming few and far between, the second half of 2020 saw the majority of the squad exit the team, starting with Sami "⁠xseveN⁠" Laasanen leaving for HAVU in August. Jani "⁠Aerial⁠" Jussila, suNny, and Jere "⁠sergej⁠" Salo soon followed, stepping down from the active roster in the next couple of months.

ENCE will field a completely different lineup in Stockholm

As the Finnish core left, ENCE moved around in the market trying to sign new players, eventually forming a European mix that would have an unexpected run to the finals of IEM Fall 2021, qualifying them for the Major.

The first additions were Joonas "⁠doto⁠" Forss and Eetu "⁠sAw⁠" Saha from HAVU in November 2020, before Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer, and Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi were acquired in February from c0ntact alongside Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha from Sprout. The last piece of the puzzle came in the form of Olek "⁠hades⁠" Miskiewicz, as the young Polish AWPer took the place of allu.

Liquid - FalleN's first international foray

The squad that dominated the summer of 2019 and speedran the Intel Grand Slam did not make it past the semifinals of the Berlin Major, falling to eventual winners Astralis in the quarterfinals.

Changes did not come immediately for Liquid. The North American team waited until August of 2020 before benching Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella in favor of Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince, with the IGL making a transition to VALORANT after being sidelined. Liquid also parted ways with Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag, and player-turned-analyst and commentator Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole was brought in as the new head coach for the squad, only to see Hoag return in May 2021.

With the team's performances declining throughout the year and Twistzz not performing to his usual standards, Liquid moved the Canadian star to the bench and brought in Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo, who has been exchanging leadership duties with Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip back and forth ever since.

Vitality - Au revoir, RpK

Another one of the favorites going into Berlin having their run cut short by underdogs AVANGAR were Vitality. The consequences were felt in the roster shortly after, with Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt being benched only a couple of days after the Frenchmen were knocked out of the Major. In the end, Vitality reached to G2's bench to find a replacement, bringing in shox to complete the roster.

2020 was no kinder to the stability of the roster. Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin stepped down from the active roster in early March, quoting burnout and the amount of travel time in the previous year, unbeknownst to the fact that the latter problem would cease to exist just weeks later. Despite being linked with a few established names in the French scene, Vitality decided to take a gamble with rookie Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier.

The French roster was also one of the first to seriously integrate a six-man roster after acquiring Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom from Heretics, subbing the young Belgian on several maps, effectively expanding the French map pool.

Despite their success in the online era, Valve's decision to punish player substitutions in the Regional Major Ranking circuit forced Vitality to bench Nivera in March. A month later, the team announced that French veteran and legend Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy would be departing the team and that Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van would take his place.

Vitality have consistently improved since Kyojin's arrival and with misutaaa performing better over the last six months, the Frenchmen could be set for a very good Major. Of course, you cannot forget the ever-excellent Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut, who has looked strong as ever despite the team's occasional woes.

NAVI - s1mple's best chance yet?

StarLadder Berlin was the last Major Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko played in before retiring from CS:GO, and in anticipation of the move, Natus Vincere had already brought in Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov with the explicit aim of passing on in-game leadership to him. After spending more than two years on FaZe, veteran AWPer GuardiaN made an exciting comeback to the CIS team, and this new era of Natus Vincere would be overseen by Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy, as Mikhaylo "⁠Kane⁠" Blagin departed alongside Zeus.

Early 2020 saw Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy take GuardiaN's spot following a poor series of performances from the Slovakian sniper while the new roster failed to live up to expectations. After integrating the young Russian, the squad took time to click but peaked at just the right time, able to take home the trophy at IEM Katowice.

On the eve of the new year 2021, Valeriy "⁠B1T⁠" Vakhovskiy was promoted to the main squad from NAVI Junior, initially only playing a few maps for the senior roster before transitioning to a full-time spot in the squad instead of long-time member Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev.

Since then Natus Vincere have taken the crown at IEM Cologne and ESL Pro League Season 14, conquering the third ever Intel Grand Slam and making them one of the favorites going into the Major.

Astralis - A dynasty without their prince

The four-time Major champions managed to hold out before making any changes for longer than most squads. Most of Astralis' activity in the 2020 market came during the early months of the online era, as Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth took temporary medical leave while Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen and Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen slotted in for the absent players. Meanwhile, the organization communicated their intention to eventually create an extended roster.

The seven-man team did not last long. Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen was transferred from MAD Lions to replace JUGi and es3tag was sold to Cloud9 shortly after the return of gla1ve and Xyp9x.

gla1ve will return to the active Astralis lineup for the Major

Spring 2021 saw one of the biggest transfers in the game when star AWPer and long-term member of the squad device was acquired by NIP. Reedzt left some big shoes to fill, and after experiencing concerning woes without a real AWPer, Astralis decided to take a gamble on a young Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald.

The squad remained more or less stable, with Bubzkji previously subbing in occasionally on Nuke until he was able to play on a full-time basis following uncertainties over Xyp9x's future in the squad. However, ahead of the Stockholm Major, it was announced that Andersen would not play at the tournament after helping Astralis qualify.

MOUZ - dexter's laboratory

The international mix's exit from Berlin in the New Legends stage was a harsh one to take for the then-karrigan-led squad, as they were in a solid position to advance to the next stage with a 2-1 record before facing the tournament favorites Vitality and Liquid for their deciding matches.

Disappointment at the Major did not lead to any immediate changes as the same roster went on to appear on and win several LAN finals in the last quarter of 2019, including EPL Season 10, cs_summit 5, and the CS:GO Asia Championships 2019.

The online era was, however, not kind to the roster. Despite early successes in the year the team, and especially Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker, were unable to find consistency, and thus the first changes started to come in. The Turkish sniper was benched in August 2020 in favor of Bymas as the young Lithuanian rifler had recently joined the team as a developmental player following the end of his trial ta FaZe.

After suspending Allan "⁠Rejin⁠" Petersen for a month during ESIC's investigation of the coaching bug scandal, MOUZ parted ways with the coach after his culpability in the affair was confirmed, signing Torbjørn "⁠mithR⁠" Nyborg the following month.

2021 saw the benching of long-term member Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong after a poor series of performances with the squad, with the Dutch veteran replaced by Danish Sniper Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand from MAD Lions. Rumors of a possible karrigan return to FaZe were confirmed after the team's decision to acquire Australian IGL Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong from Renegades.

The dexter-led team went on to win the Flashpoint 3 event but has failed to reach the quarterfinals of any of the big tournaments they attended since their victory at the RMR event.

Same players, different organizations

Among the returning teams who signed for a different organization in the meantime are Virtus.pro, after the Russian giant acquired the former AVANGAR roster that reached the final of the Berlin Major. The CIS squad has only made one change since, parting ways with veteran Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev and bringing in a young and aggressive rifler in the form of Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis.

NRG's top-four finish at the major was enough to attract interest from other organizations to acquire the roster, with Evil Geniuses being the ones able to bag one of the most promising squads in North America.

But despite successes in late 2019 and the first months of the online era, Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz's men failed to maintain consistency. Since the acquisition of the roster, Evil Geniuses saw the departure of Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold and Chet "⁠Chet⁠" Singh to VALORANT as well as the benching of Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik. In their place came Owen "⁠oBo⁠" Schlatter and Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller, while the coaching spot was initially filled by Wilton "⁠zews⁠" Prado for more than a year, before Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele took the mantle of coach in June 2021.

The ones that missed out

The players representing the Renegades organization at the Berlin Major failed to requalify for Stockholm. The Oceanic core changed organizations twice between the two Majors, initially competing under the 100 Thieves brand before moving to EXTREMUM after the North American organization released the roster.

The Renegades brand will however return to Stockholm after qualifying through the Oceanic RMR circuit, with most of the players that had attended the New Challengers stage in Berlin under the Grayhound banner.

Representing DreamEaters are Vladislav "⁠Krad⁠" Kravchenko and Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy as the duo will compete in the Challenger Stage of the Major for Entropiq after joining the squad in May 2021.

Only one of the players that represented North has made a comeback for this Major following the organization ceasing operations in February 2021. Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade joined BIG after Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş' departure and is set to make a return in the Challenger stage of the Valve-sponsored event.

MIBR failed to qualify through the South American RMR circuit, losing out to Sharks. Out of the players that had represented the organization in Berlin, only two have made a comeback, with Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo leading GODSENT and FalleN captaining Liquid.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
2025
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1358
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1294
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1499
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1562
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.68
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
31
Team:
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
363
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1559
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
357
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1958
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1506
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
33
Team:
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1744
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1015
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Ukraine Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
344
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
307
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1177
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.61
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1276
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1456
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1222
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1003
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Lithuania Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Aurimas 'Bymas' Pipiras
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
277
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1311
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1467
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1429
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1763
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1222
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
France Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Age:
35
Team:
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
953
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1031
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1826
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1012
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forss
Joonas 'doto' Forss
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
324
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
275
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
756
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1290
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
238
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
United States Chet 'Chet' Singh
Chet 'Chet' Singh
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
886
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1534
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
575
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
893
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
756
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Finland Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Age:
29
Team:
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1180
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1869
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1255
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
882
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1519
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1205
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1964
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1762
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1724
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1521
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
924
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Finland Slaava 'Twista' Räsänen
Slaava 'Twista' Räsänen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
380
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1891
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
118
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1607
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1029
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1646
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1546
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1905
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1519
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
Poland Olek 'hades' Miskiewicz
Olek 'hades' Miskiewicz
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
457
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1203
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
France Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
105
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.65
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1853
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1460
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Allan 'Rejin' Petersen
Allan 'Rejin' Petersen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
39
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.78
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1534
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1495
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1063
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
953
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1843
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
A lot!
2021-10-19 21:15
10 replies
#15
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North America drac0z
no.... no way...we have a real sherlock on our hands
2021-10-19 21:19
7 replies
Hmm?
2021-10-19 21:25
4 replies
Anyone knows how the seedings work??
2021-10-19 21:49
3 replies
#65
NAF | 
India FosFate
Based on RMR points
2021-10-19 22:35
1 reply
ok
2021-10-19 23:11
Gealous of my jerman friend getting first with an incredibly intellectual take
2021-10-20 01:28
1 reply
#89
 | 
North America drac0z
ur right 😔
2021-10-20 01:47
#19
 | 
Canada NoHater
Nt
2021-10-19 21:21
yet i'm still single sadge
2021-10-20 04:14
#2
 | 
Finland Karppanator
Everything
2021-10-19 21:15
#4
 | 
Brazil diixon
A lot of changes
2021-10-19 21:15
ez 4 Riders
2021-10-19 21:16
na died
2021-10-19 21:16
Everything
2021-10-19 21:17
#9
 | 
Turkey sedo7
nothing
2021-10-19 21:17
Everything lol
2021-10-19 21:17
#11
 | 
Denmark NipoCS
Liquid not going in with adren.....
2021-10-19 21:18
2 replies
#101
 | 
United States Resterate
That's a huge hit for them
2021-10-20 05:27
#127
 | 
Asia Blurblur
they still be working with him throughout the major, just at different places
2021-10-20 16:49
#12
 | 
China s1mp_le
ence lmao, literally no one from berlin
2021-10-19 21:18
4 replies
It's good for them because they started from the scratch again and made it to the major....again
2021-10-20 05:28
3 replies
#126
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China s1mp_le
yeah, thats what i meant
2021-10-20 15:50
1 reply
ok lov u chinese brother
2021-10-20 17:07
Yup, but like ENCE's coach said: We scouted first all the finnish players that have potential to be great players, but after that we realized that Finland dodesn't have enough player base to choose from. THat's why we decided to switch to international roster.
2021-10-20 17:24
Astralis is shit that's what changed.
2021-10-19 21:18
5 replies
I agree on they were a great team before the roster change. Let's both hope they someday will be that great again!
2021-10-19 23:28
2 replies
they'll simply get easy matchups in this major.
2021-10-20 10:29
Well not really, they weren't. 2020 was an amazing year for Astralis: They won 4 tournaments and finished number #1. However, 2021 was (is) a shitty ass year for them, and idk why. It's like in the players break between 2020 and 2021 something has changed, but nothing really has. They started 2021 really bad and that is what caused all the roster changes. They were shit even before.
2021-10-20 10:30
And they are the team with the least changes.
2021-10-20 10:13
1 reply
Their changes were the biggest and most changing tho. -device, who was the star player for years and a great, experienced awper. -xyp, who was the best anchor and had abilities others don't have. And ofc -glaive (for a short time tho) which is really fucking bad considering how amazing and important this guy is
2021-10-20 10:33
EZ4NAVI
2021-10-19 21:19
#16
 | 
Russia ToughGuy
krieg has been fixed so and lulquid and ence
2021-10-19 21:19
Olof going again makes me happy, deserved.
2021-10-19 21:21
#18
 | 
France Uexo
a lot
2021-10-19 21:21
Damn
2021-10-19 21:21
Nice
2021-10-19 21:21
full french g2 sadge
2021-10-19 21:23
#24
 | 
Indonesia sTakaTaka
mistake: liquid coach shouldn't be adren right?
2021-10-19 21:23
1 reply
He still is their official coach, that's what's mentioned. He just won't be able to attend the major.
2021-10-20 05:29
the country
2021-10-19 21:23
#26
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Only ence with completely changed roster
2021-10-19 21:24
1 reply
Vp also has a completely new roster :^)
2021-10-20 07:22
I loved watching Neo at Faze
2021-10-19 21:25
#29
 | 
Chile 1cristiaan
time flew by so quickly :/
2021-10-19 21:27
Letting Ethan go was possibly the biggest fuckup by an org since the last Major.
2021-10-19 21:27
3 replies
he moved on to Valulrant on his own will , just like Nitro left Liquid and went to Valulrant on his own will.
2021-10-19 21:33
ethan left for valorant, eg wpuld be shit anyways
2021-10-19 21:50
#102
 | 
United States Resterate
Have to go with Heni leaving Furia as the worst move of the year for sure. Even though he, like Ethan, left on his own. Which might be even more dumb. Yes, I'm biased Furia/Brazil fan
2021-10-20 05:24
#31
 | 
Other KlNG
Olof, what a legend !
2021-10-19 21:28
That sad true.
2021-10-19 21:31
I wish tyloo could make it to the legend stage but it's almost impossible.
2021-10-19 21:34
7 replies
china esports are dead with new china laws
2021-10-19 21:50
6 replies
True, idk what the young players r gonna do under that law.
2021-10-19 21:52
3 replies
are you implying that young players could still be (semi)professional?
2021-10-20 00:00
I know there's a 16 year old who has said he has to take a 2 year sabbatical.
2021-10-20 03:44
1 reply
Yeah that kid who did a 1v5 against g2 in blast. Sucks for him man. China rlly fucked them over
2021-10-20 04:04
China laws = total stupidity, garbage country... 🙄🙄🙄
2021-10-20 04:52
1 reply
Then what bout brasil?
2021-10-20 11:12
#35
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Finland JammuCSGO
very nice recap
2021-10-19 21:34
very interesting article!
2021-10-19 21:34
cool article, thanks for that.
2021-10-19 21:35
#38
 | 
United States Rayduh
Basically everything changed
2021-10-19 21:35
#39
 | 
Portugal MrPato
Wait, FaZe with NEO and GuardiaN was in 2019? Jeez covid really made things that happened 2 years ago seem like they happened a decade ago wtf xD
2021-10-19 21:37
I just played some matches today matchmaker at rang silver, they are plays like Global Elite. Maybe they are have better day. Also when my skill and plays in counter-strike to higher level, to year 2008 and I players, since 2000, I can not explain my play game and evrything thinking I am cheater. So my friends was in wrong. When I start play in CSGO to at this moment I do not have team.
2021-10-19 21:47
1 reply
Nice englando, European
2021-10-19 22:21
good read
2021-10-19 21:47
yekindar queimarosca
2021-10-19 21:48
both are leftist
2021-10-19 21:50
LMAO embarrassing shit article. No fucking word about Gambit is he serious? And
2021-10-19 21:50
6 replies
#51
 | 
North America drac0z
I don't think you get the point of this article...
2021-10-19 21:58
#53
 | 
Sweden Zyk059
flair checks out
2021-10-19 22:00
"What have the teams that attended the last CS:GO Major been up to and just how much has changed in those two years? "
2021-10-19 22:08
flair completely checks out
2021-10-19 23:35
And you call the article embarrassing
2021-10-20 02:00
actually retarded
2021-10-20 02:18
#49
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Sweden Zyk059
Great article, well done Rizzolini.
2021-10-19 21:56
Happy that we are soon back in LAN era This online era felt like 5 years
2021-10-19 21:57
Most cheaters since then.
2021-10-19 21:58
#54
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Such a travesty looking at ENCE lineup. Don't get me wrong, the new international lineup is great but just seeing the whole lineup change from full finnish to the current one goes to show how much the previous team and org fucked up.
2021-10-19 22:01
1 reply
The international lineups do give players from countries that really can't field a strong single-nationality squad a chance to shine, such as Spinx, ropz and broky among others. Agree, ENCE without the finland flag seems a little wrong, but the current lineup are doing the brand justice at the very least. Snappi was regarded as finished and washed up before he somehow has taken this team towards the top 10.
2021-10-20 00:07
"the everlasting olofmeister" rain: "am I a joke to you?"
2021-10-19 22:02
1 reply
if these two perform ngl it's gonna be way better major for faze
2021-10-19 22:09
Havent watched counter strike esport at all since it went online, there are so many names i've never seen in the top teams lol
2021-10-19 22:04
2 replies
#134
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Russia f0rcel
Bro, i just have one question, do u still like hunden?)
2021-10-21 02:56
1 reply
Im a new fan actually
2021-10-21 07:08
#60
 | 
Poland sznycel901
m0br kekw
2021-10-19 22:23
#61
 | 
Slovakia TheGameu
Where MOUZ
2021-10-19 22:29
Good article @Rizzolini
2021-10-19 22:30
#63
novel | 
North America minte
TRULY ATROCIOUS FORM
2021-10-19 22:31
#64
 | 
United Kingdom mrpc1901
Ah yes Mouz only *checks notes* acquired 3 new players, a new coach, and got a new logo So not much difference then
2021-10-19 22:34
1 reply
Apparently no one really cared about mouz
2021-10-19 22:52
#67
 | 
Georgia Bochora12
FeelsStrongMan Clap i miss old teams today its just so boring watching online matches
2021-10-19 22:55
MOUZ ?
2021-10-19 23:01
#69
 | 
Europe Icecoldnew
Stickers ?!?!?! Stickers :o
2021-10-19 23:07
#71
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Many changes indeed
2021-10-19 23:14
#72
way | 
Norway 2sexy
hype
2021-10-19 23:27
Yenkidar, sh1ro and s1mple top 3 2021.
2021-10-19 23:27
from Moscow to Berlin, a lot of things changed comrade kappa
2021-10-19 23:40
where did those 2 years go...
2021-10-19 23:42
would have been cooler with their old stats vs the new ones
2021-10-20 00:16
Olof 'retires' comes back and qualifies for major even tho he 'doesn't' want to play. Edit: absolute Chadmeister!
2021-10-20 00:19
WHERE IS A TURKISH PLAYER AT LEAST ONE ?
2021-10-20 00:40
3 replies
Kurdinias "Kurdzian" Feldbusch will be playing for Big clan
2021-10-20 00:46
2 replies
who
2021-10-20 15:31
1 reply
Kurdtares "Syrson" Kurdrische
2021-10-20 20:03
Liquid sadge
2021-10-20 00:44
wait Mibr lost to Sharks??????
2021-10-20 00:45
This is simple's best chance to win the major so far by a margin. Honestly i don't like lot of teams, Twistzz should go back to Liquid, Faze needs more like full refresh (at least 2 player changes). Some of ther recent results were big flukes. G2 is mess for a while now. Furia with new guy, VP is super up and down. EG is complete joke lately (quite suprisingly if you ask me). Vitality have zywoo and sometimes misutaaa and that's it. Nip still have LNZ and he is "ok" at best. I also miss some dominant team, some end boss, maybe NaVi might be that, we'll see what they come up with. dark horses: Spirit/Entropiq mouz and ENCE, whoever will "feel it" next few days. Expecting turbulent roster change period after the major towards the end of the year. Or at least i hope for that.
2021-10-20 01:29
#92
 | 
Hungary szia
Wait, hunter shares not just his last name but also his first name with teammates? Damn that must be rough
2021-10-20 02:41
interesting
2021-10-20 03:16
#94
f0rest | 
Norway hemy
hmmmmm
2021-10-20 03:21
Go GODSENT🤜🏻🤜🏻🤜🏻
2021-10-20 04:55
The gap between the underdog teams and the top teams seems to have decreased. That's another way of saying that the entire scene has a lot of good teams now, which is why it's hard for every team to stand out. CPH can 2-0 Gambit, Navi can drop a map to underdogs, Vitality can 2-0 or get 0-2ed by many teams, G2 and Liquid are inconsistent af, etc. This major will be one of the most interesting majors out there. I am especially interested in Astralis, NiP, and Navi.
2021-10-20 07:26
#110
s1mple | 
Latvia s1^
Money heist letsgo
2021-10-20 08:12
Berlin in money heist was pretty good character but he doesnt change. Stockholm on the other hand change from hostage to terrorist <3
2021-10-20 09:56
Made Me Weep : NIP - Departure of the legendary duo Vitality - Au revoir, RpK Astralis - A dynasty without their prince Made Me Smile : FaZe - The everlasting olofmeister Liquid - FalleN's first international foray NAVI - s1mple's best chance yet? ____________________________________ G2 - From French to international Made ME want to enter the game itself run down to the B site at Nuke and Defuse the Fucking BOMB...
2021-10-20 13:07
1 reply
#121
 | 
Germany chillhase
Ahh, never forget xD
2021-10-20 14:28
Device
2021-10-20 15:02
#125
 | 
Poland Kobel_
"What has changed?"? I'm surprised there isn't much mention that NA scene pretty much died since then.
2021-10-20 15:43
TLDR where
2021-10-20 17:07
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It’s per team so not rlly a way to do that
2021-10-20 17:49
Astralis looking solid:)
2021-10-20 17:47
astralis win 2021 major ezzzzzzz win.
2021-10-25 22:18
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Poland xMBTx
GOATstralis anyway 4 majors no one can compare to them
2021-10-27 03:34
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Poland KeelOO
lul VP era has ended, now time came for Astralis
2021-11-01 18:12
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United Kingdom ShiiftyOG
Two years and team changes. Device esp, without him Astralis is doo doo.
2021-11-02 00:46
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