Post-Major shuffle tracker

Check out the moves that have happened before, during, and after the PGL Major Stockholm and stay up to date on the transfer-listed players and free agents.

Unlike most traditional sports and other esport games, Counter-Strike doesn't have a set transfer window within which teams buy, sell, or trade players. Transfer activity is usually higher during the summer and winter tournament breaks, but this year, we didn't witness many blockbuster moves.

apEX and zonic are reportedly going to cooperate in Vitality

Why is it starting to happen now? Well, the Majors in CS:GO are the ultimate goal. They are the events every player wants to qualify for, compete at, and ultimately, win. Organizations want to be there not only because Majors put eyeballs on their team and sponsors, but also due to the extensive financial injections they provide via in-game stickers.

The Regional Major Ranking point system, which punishes teams for making a change to their five-man lineup with 20% deduction, dissuaded some teams from making changes unless they were absolutely necessary. Others were happy with what they had, but underwhelming results in the lead up to PGL Major Stockholm or at the event changed their mind. Additionally, with the end of the year coming up soon, many player contracts are coming to an end, so swaps are unavoidable.

All of this combines for interesting changes listed in this article — which we will continue to update in the coming days.

Update: November 17

Denmark Official: es3tag joins NIP

Update: November 16

France maLeK out of G2
Denmark Report: es3tag to join NIP
Ukraine sdy joins mir and chopper on Spirit transfer list

Update: November 11

Sweden Apeks set for a "fresh start" as they transfer-list four players
Norway Dignitas and vENdetta part ways

Report: The big Brazilian reunion

Brazil FalleN and coldzera in talks to build Brazilian roster

The biggest talking point since the end of the Major has been the reported reunion of Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo and Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David, first broken by Jaxon.

The same outlet claims that Complexity is considering signing the squad, with a piece of follow-up news linking Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga and Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau to the project. Our editor Milan "⁠Striker⁠" Švejda doesn't like the idea.

Report: Magisk, dupreeh, zonic to Vitality

Denmark Vitality to overhaul roster with Astralis trio for 2022

Another bombshell was dropped shortly following the quarter-final elimination of Vitality from the PGL Major as 1pv.fr revealed that a French-Danish merger was on the cards.

Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon, Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van, and coach Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam are reportedly on their way out of the team, but are still expected to play out the rest of the year for Vitality. That is because Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif, Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, and Danny "⁠zonic⁠" Sørensen will have to wait out for their Astralis contract to expire before taking on a new challenge in their career.

Evil Geniuses turn a new (old?) page

North America stanislaw, oBo, MICHU depart EG

The prime example of a team way past its expiry date, but still sticking together is Evil Geniuses. The move ended up paying off as they miraculously secured a spot at the Major, despite horrible form throughout the year.

Of course, at the actual event they stood no chance, and not long after going out 0-3 the organization announced sweeping changes in the team. Evil Geniuses is now down to three members: Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov, Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte, and coach Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele - a core trio whose history dates back to 2017 and NRG. Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz, Owen "⁠oBo⁠" Schlatter, and Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller have become free agents.

The NRG trio is all that is left on EG

FPX quintet up for sale

Europe FunPlus Phoenix discontinue CS:GO division

A relevant team for the biggest part of the year, FunPlus Phoenix hit a rough patch during the summer and failed to qualify for the Major, effectively signing their own death sentence. The Chinese organization pulled out of CS not even a year after signing the team featuring Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk and co., with all five players now on the transfer list.

Spirit to rebuild, mir and chopper exploring options

Russia Spirit transfer-list mir, chopper
Russia Spirit to rebuild roster: "The project's potential wasn't fully achieved"

The CIS side that peaked at #6 in the world early into 2021 had struggled to reach the same heights later in the year, with the inability to make the top 16 of PGL Major Stockholm being the final nail in the coffin for one of the longest-standing five-man rosters.

Spirit first announced that they would be rebuilding, with star rifler Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov and IGL Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov being transfer-listed few days later. The team is currently playing with Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov and Aleksandr "⁠KaiR0N-⁠" Anashkin instead of the duo on their way out.

Astralis lock-in Danish talent

Denmark k0nfig, blameF join Astralis; ave to coach
Denmark Astralis actively offer Bubzkji to other organisations - Report

Bringing optimism back to Astralis after a disappointing 12-14th finish at the Major, the organization announced the signings of Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke and Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer while the tournament in Sweden was still in full force.

The duo was at the core of Complexity's success in 2020, and at 24 years of age, have a lot more to give. The in-game leadership duties will stay with four-time Major winner Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander, who will be assisted by head coach Alexander "⁠ave⁠" Holdt. Meanwhile, reports say Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen is on his way out of the team.

Complexity dissolve roster

Other es3tag and jks transfer-listed by Complexity
Denmark Complexity part ways with blameF
Bulgaria poizon and Complexity part ways

Another team that was ended by not qualifying for the Major is Complexity. Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev was the first one to exit, the news of blameF followed, but ultimately the team was left with just Luis "⁠peacemaker⁠" Tadeu as the coach and the duo of Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage and Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen who are transfer-listed. coldzera is a free agent after his short-term contract ran out.

The Juggernaut is no more

Rest of the news

Germany enkay J joins BIG as head coach
Israel nertz replaces Thomas on Endpoint
Denmark Report: Copenhagen Flames on sale for $500,000
Spain arki returns to SAW roster
Belarus lollipop21k set for Nemiga exit
Europe Sprout go international (again) with KEi, BERRY
United States Bad News Bears add Bwills
Sweden Galaxy Racer core create Savage
Russia Norwi, Fierce, shalfey added to forZe
Brazil fer to 00Nation, HEN1 and LUCAS1 out
Turkey Sangal release Turkish core
United Kingdom smooya makes fnatic British
Denmark Astralis actively offer Bubzkji to other organizations
United States floppy returns to CS with Extra Salt
Oceania EXTREMUM bench roster
Poland rallen and Snatchie go to Anonymo

Finally, here is a list of some of the most notable benched players, free agents, those reportedly out of their teams, and coaches looking for new opportunities.

* Former Astralis trio are reportedly joining Vitality
** Bad News Bears are free agents aside from junior who is still contracted to FURIA
*** Coaching staff still contracted to EXTREMUM

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1358
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1292
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1882
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1093
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
821
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
362
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Belarus Igor 'lollipop21k' Solodkov
Igor 'lollipop21k' Solodkov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1120
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
359
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1563
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1205
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1020
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1531
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1727
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1067
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
605
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1120
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
869
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.62
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1607
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1181
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1281
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1651
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.60
Russia Anatoliy 'liTTle' Yashin
Anatoliy 'liTTle' Yashin
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
458
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
743
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1325
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1918
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1438
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
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
Russia Aleksandr 'KaiR0N-' Anashkin
Aleksandr 'KaiR0N-' Anashkin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.72
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Bulgaria Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1430
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
France Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.16
DPR:
0.51
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
400
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.69
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1155
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1416
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
897
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.62
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1821
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
France Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
118
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
Russia Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
421
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
858
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
35
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
984
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
933
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1062
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1073
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Jack 'Jackinho' Ström Mattsson
Jack 'Jackinho' Ström Mattsson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
147
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
756
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1867
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Czech Republic Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.90
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1474
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Germany Marko 'kressy' Đorđević
Marko 'kressy' Đorđević
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1071
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1715
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
644
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1548
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1346
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1111
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1431
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1369
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1843
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
Very nice
2021-11-11 10:35
19 replies
still no org for DBL lol
2021-11-11 10:57
18 replies
coz they suck
2021-11-11 11:07
17 replies
Wtf men((((
2021-11-11 11:23
True
2021-11-11 11:51
Truer words has never been said
2021-11-11 12:51
#76
 | 
Slovakia Daev0n
Shittier teams have orgs tho.
2021-11-11 12:53
9 replies
but why would any org go and be like "Oh what a team to buy those dbl poney" they are not trophy contenders at tier 1-2 events so why would you invest into them
2021-11-11 13:02
8 replies
think of 00Nation lol
2021-11-11 13:51
6 replies
#98
 | 
United Kingdom julz!
00Nation sell sponsorships DBL Poney dont
2021-11-11 15:05
5 replies
#108
 | 
Slovakia Daev0n
Nordavind? Nemiga? EC Kyiv? Singularity? Nexus?
2021-11-11 15:46
4 replies
#113
 | 
United Kingdom julz!
nordavind are 00nation 3 of those are incredibly small national orgs with decent tier 2-3 teams that will bring in good value betting sponsorships and good exposure to their region singularity should have a better team you’re absolutely right
2021-11-11 16:15
3 replies
#124
 | 
Slovakia Daev0n
But Nordavind used to be a stand alone org with shit rosters.
2021-11-11 18:22
1 reply
#127
 | 
United Kingdom julz!
and they dropped their shit roster when one with more market value came up lol
2021-11-11 19:17
#149
 | 
Czech Republic Luckjeen
EC Brugge
2021-11-16 16:25
Yo le noob, You realise that CS isn't just about the tier one huh? A shitton of orgs are paying far worse rosters with far worse potential, because of their exposure and because it is viable in the tier 3/4 scene. At this point it's just insane that they haven't gotten an org yet
2021-11-17 13:21
Shut up
2021-11-11 13:43
#103
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France sAeR
bait 0/8
2021-11-11 15:24
#116
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Peru TheJuan
+12
2021-11-11 16:29
#120
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France d0py
+1
2021-11-11 17:34
#2
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South Africa ZNDC
lekker
2021-11-11 10:35
2 replies
lecker
2021-11-11 11:15
pielle
2021-11-11 11:58
#3
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Spain kroosw0w
Good thread Professeur
2021-11-11 10:36
1 reply
#111
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Korea yokol
if these become real csgo legend spends the year
2021-11-11 16:00
#4
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Europe JohnMurphy
Who cares about tier 4
2021-11-11 10:36
6 replies
Astralis or vitality tier 2 to you?
2021-11-11 10:38
5 replies
#16
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Europe JohnMurphy
astralis tier 1 vitality tier 3
2021-11-11 10:39
4 replies
#21
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Austria Ostmark
other way around
2021-11-11 10:44
Both will be tier 1 =)
2021-11-11 10:55
cringe bait
2021-11-11 11:47
1 reply
#104
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France sAeR
Planetkey Flair, he is still block in 2014 so why talk to him ?
2021-11-11 15:27
Sign dbl poney!
2021-11-11 10:37
2 replies
+99999999999999999999999999999
2021-11-11 10:37
#54
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Hungary BYZMO
just save bodyy from that shitshow
2021-11-11 11:45
n1
2021-11-11 10:37
First good article from prof
2021-11-11 10:37
1 reply
+1
2021-11-11 11:08
kennyS major 2022
2021-11-11 10:37
#10
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India zeel_007
Great Article to track player transfers after a major event.
2021-11-11 10:37
#11
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France J!n
Shox to liquid
2021-11-11 10:37
Hope the Astralis guys find a new team)
2021-11-11 10:38
2 replies
Vitality ez
2021-11-11 18:11
1 reply
Would be nice but don’t be too sure! People accept it as the truth already
2021-11-12 00:54
International teams are destroying the scene.
2021-11-11 10:39
1 reply
Why?
2021-11-12 00:56
Soo many good players available in the market atm, CS viewership hitting all time high and orgs looking to reinvent or step in again. this post major shuffle is gonna be an absolute banger.
2021-11-11 10:39
5 replies
But you have to be careful with viewers, most come from cis or br. The na and even eu scene are oretty dead except Denmark. Look for example the french scene. Vitality has to go international since there is not enough talent pool.
2021-11-11 13:44
4 replies
#100
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United Kingdom julz!
this is not true vitality are just cheaping out yet again their last two signings have been free agents from french pug league, instead of actual talents like Maka, hadji, afro etc even bodyy as an igl instead of apex could’ve been a good move
2021-11-11 15:08
#106
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France sAeR
Vitality go international cause free money with magisk, dupreeh and zonic ( no need to buy contract lol). Just simple as that. if it was impossible this scenario was that : -Kyojin +bodyy
2021-11-11 15:32
2 replies
bodyy is such a good guy... Idk if he can fit in RpK/Kyojin's role well, but he definitely deserves playing in a top French team...
2021-11-12 02:02
1 reply
#147
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France sAeR
yeah i agree he deserves To playlist in t1 org
2021-11-15 10:10
#17
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Macau Lacerta
JKS Magisk Dupreeh MIR Farlig Zonic coach NEW CPH
2021-11-11 10:39
2 replies
Only if those players accept monopoly money as payment
2021-11-11 10:41
#77
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Slovakia Daev0n
what is this roster
2021-11-11 12:54
#18
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Czech Republic JameS_19
Former 100T are all benched. Are we going to see them reunite?
2021-11-11 10:40
5 replies
with jks
2021-11-11 11:22
I would love to see it, but if they want to be competitive they need to find another AWPer imo, Grat was struggling hard in Extremum
2021-11-11 11:25
3 replies
#59
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Europe hltvmens
kennyS
2021-11-11 11:52
2 replies
No offense but He is probably the only AWPer that is less consistent than Gratisfaction
2021-11-11 12:11
1 reply
#78
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Slovakia Daev0n
Even GuardiaN is better
2021-11-11 12:54
roaster shuffle incoming
2021-11-11 10:41
Nice article!
2021-11-11 10:45
Nice article many players are free so many roster changes cloud9 coming back This roster shuffling is going to be interesting
2021-11-11 10:46
Peter "⁠who?⁠" Jarguz
2021-11-11 10:47
#25
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Australia maarket
jks. jkaem, bntet, azr, kennyS
2021-11-11 10:51
2 replies
Top 70
2021-11-11 18:12
i was think the same or Jkaem BnTeT azr Brehze CeRq coach daps/kassad will be great too
2021-11-13 15:22
flamie?
2021-11-11 10:53
#28
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China Tyranthose
Kassad and Letni missing from the list?
2021-11-11 10:55
Thank you for this, Prof!
2021-11-11 10:56
#31
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Sweden MalcomReed
This is a very good thread
2021-11-11 11:02
#32
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Finland uSnaj69
Based on my Finnish trustworthy souces, Aleksib, allu and suNny are replacing Snappi, hades and spinx in ENCE.
2021-11-11 11:02
6 replies
#35
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Finland J0rm
Trolling or not? If you have a finnish source please link
2021-11-11 11:08
4 replies
gotta be troll
2021-11-11 11:41
3 replies
how? he said he has trustworthy souces
2021-11-11 11:45
1 reply
#92
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Finland uSnaj69
+1
2021-11-11 13:51
#68
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Finland J0rm
Yeah tbh, can't see these three in a team together :DD
2021-11-11 12:11
#80
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Slovakia Daev0n
- Trustworthy - Finnish choose one
2021-11-11 12:55
#33
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Asia flipflop
If c9 want to make a roster, this is the best time.
2021-11-11 11:07
Cool article, thanks mr Prof
2021-11-11 11:09
who cares
2021-11-11 11:11
some pretty talented players benched
2021-11-11 11:14
#41
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Denmark kns377
Franchise tournaments (EPL, Blast) are ruining CS A few years most of these players would just have made teams together and be able to qualify for tier 1 events because every team had to play the qualifiers, but today all the good teams have locked in spots so qualifiers are full of tier 2 teams who play a terrible online-style of cs thats super hard to beat for players who are used to playing tactical LAN-style CS. Most of the players on that list probably will never compete in tier 1 cs again, because they need an org with at least an ESL Pro League spot and preferably also a Blast spot, unless they wanna play tier 2 online tournaments against teams that you cant prepare for and players that just dry peek and wide swing everything
2021-11-11 11:17
4 replies
If you want to reach tier 1 you have to adapt and beat them LOL, Gambit from tier 3 to tier 1 top 1 for months, others can do it too
2021-11-11 11:23
3 replies
lmao exactly
2021-11-11 11:31
#62
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Denmark kns377
and sit in your bedroom playing online cs with low to zero income for months? Huge respect to the ones that do it, Cph flames, Entropiq, Gambit etc., but none of the players on that list will want to do so. If there was no franchise tournaments with locked in teams, all the current t1 teams would be playing qualifiers for events and those qualifiers would have larger prize pools, more viewers and potentially be on LAN too, making the tier 2 scene/small tournaments much more enjoyable to play, as well as much more reminiscent of the t1 tournaments. Listen to the HLTV confirmed episode with Devilwalk, he sums it up perfectly. Every time FPX played against t1 oppostition at t1 events they looked really good, but because they weren't an ESL/Blast partner team they where at a huge disadvantage, while much worse teams like EG, Complexity and Fnatic got guaranteed games games = ESL pro tour points and HLTV ranking points = invites for more tournaments = more points and so on.
2021-11-11 11:55
1 reply
#102
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United Kingdom julz!
i stopped reading ‘they’re not going to want to’ then tough shit, if you dont wanna grind to get back up to the level you think you should be at , bye bye, out of cs you go
2021-11-11 15:10
#42
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Ukraine Xe0m
mr grayhound sign lfo pls
2021-11-11 11:21
2 replies
#94
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United Kingdom craZy_y0
Mr Grayhound got signed with Renegades as their manager, because the Grayhound team needed more support from a bigger org. I'd like to think that a big org like Mindfreak could sign LFO without much difficulty.
2021-11-11 14:02
1 reply
#95
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Ukraine Xe0m
oh thanks for info
2021-11-11 14:03
You should stick with facts writing those news, less what you think etc means better.
2021-11-11 11:22
1 reply
Huh?
2021-11-11 17:18
#48
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Europe dan1elsen
Astralis -lucky +farlig
2021-11-11 11:30
1 reply
#50
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Spain kroosw0w
So true, you can easily make at least one top20 team with benched players
2021-11-11 11:33
Finally hltv giving some list for benched player, nicely done
2021-11-11 11:40
#53
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Philippines PatwOo
Sign Kyojin. Kid is good. 👌
2021-11-11 11:44
I was thinking about OG going full finnish, with Aleksib + zehN + suNny + sergej + ZOREE Or full Danish with zonic, dupreeh, magisk, niko, valde and bubzkji. Honestly dupreeh can try awping he was doing great while device was on medical leave. Maybe it can reinvigorate him. Or add Farlig instead of Bubz. It's unreal the amount of talented players either benched, soon out of contracts or free agents.
2021-11-11 11:49
1 reply
i mean astralis guys to vitality is already done deal and making og full finnish is really stupid since mantuu and flamez are 3x better than any of the players u mentioned from finland
2021-11-11 13:50
old renegades getting back together?
2021-11-11 11:55
I likes the benched section Is very nice and can be userful to orgs
2021-11-11 11:55
#64
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Estonia nokkiii
-LNZ -BOTSKI +Brollan +STYKO ez top 3 all tournament contender
2021-11-11 12:02
2 replies
#128
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Finland Nollegee
Styko speaks Swedish all of suddenly? Just get krimz instead
2021-11-11 23:01
1 reply
#134
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Estonia nokkiii
bro ur not gonna find a swedish talent that can pop heads and win u rounds, krimz is old and washed up
2021-11-12 00:49
good job HLTV 👍🏻
2021-11-11 12:07
"Our editor Milan "⁠Striker⁠" Švejda doesn't like the idea." :D this extra sentence killed me and made my day xd
2021-11-11 12:11
Am I the only one who read it as: Post Malone?
2021-11-11 12:12
1 reply
yes
2021-11-11 12:22
bubzkji roumored bench? They put him on the transfer list, isn't that quite public?
2021-11-11 12:21
2 replies
astralis hasnt confirmed it but yeah its a well known fact
2021-11-11 12:25
They actually listed him as a player for BLAST Fall Finals, nothing official from Astralis on him being transfer listed yet hltv.org/news/32742/k0nfig-blamef-join-a..
2021-11-11 12:27
ottoNd is missing and then xqtzzzz also
2021-11-11 12:25
4 replies
I'd bench hades and try ottoNd in ENCE.
2021-11-11 13:11
1 reply
nah hades has been really good for ence, not on lan but online but i doubt it will happend and ottoNd hasnt played faceit or anything in months
2021-11-11 13:20
#129
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Finland Nollegee
I think ottoNd is done with pro cs
2021-11-11 23:02
1 reply
i myself dont think so because his coach from cr4zy and c0ntact tweeted this twitter.com/NeiL_Mcs/status/145874834336.. to the list on this article
2021-11-11 23:18
AZR got picked up by an org called prodigy recently I think, saw it on his twitter recently. Or is that an agent. /shrug
2021-11-11 12:56
1 reply
thats and agency firm
2021-11-11 13:20
imagine getting rid of oBo and MICHU u gotta be braindead..
2021-11-11 12:59
2 replies
obo yes michu meh. michu was good but he did some brain dead plays
2021-11-11 13:20
oBo defenitly was a good addition.Michu had shown bad play on LAN.
2021-11-11 13:25
Sanji to Gambit top 1 soon
2021-11-11 13:10
#96
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Poland Kobel_
>smooya makes fnatic British >Sprout go international >>(again)<< with KEi, BERRY lmao, love those alternative news titles
2021-11-11 14:20
#97
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Bulgaria zhelyazkoG
What happened with Nivera, NBK, Kjaerbye, aizy, Fessor, JuGI, flusha, suNny, sergej, TENZKI ? GORILAZ still a team ?
2021-11-11 15:01
4 replies
yes the organization will be revealed tomorrow at around 17 pm so all good with gorillaz we are living interesting times
2021-11-11 15:31
Kjaerbye has retired (officially) - Fessor plays for Astralis Talent
2021-11-11 15:48
#130
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Finland Nollegee
Nivera plays valorant for team liquid with his brother (ScreaM)
2021-11-11 23:05
nivera (valorant liquid) nbk (valorant?) kjaerbye (retired) Fessor (astralis talent) jugi (retired and went to valorant) flusha, sergej, sunny (gorillaz) tenzki no idea
2021-11-11 23:20
Best news site under new supervision
2021-11-11 15:05
Should have put some shuffle predictions
2021-11-11 15:10
Devilwalk COACH JW es3tag jackinho jks flamie
2021-11-11 15:35
allu and zehN to same team plz
2021-11-11 15:58
2 replies
#131
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Finland Nollegee
Damn they are starting to be old :(
2021-11-11 23:05
1 reply
Yeah, and the future of Finnish cs doesn´t look too bright. There´s like jamppi who probably isn´t coming back to cs and jimpphat who can´t play in real tournaments atm.
2021-11-12 06:45
kenny, michu, jkaem, zehn, msl or shox
2021-11-11 16:06
#114
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Europe skelteR
Astralis trio to vitality would be interesting
2021-11-11 16:23
#115
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Ukraine hexswitch
goddamn obo...ruined complexity when they were getting to top. and now what? complexity is gone, and eg is gone. What was this all for?
2021-11-11 16:27
2 replies
#123
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Italy Skye620
Nearly as bad as peacemaker
2021-11-11 18:13
He was not the only reason… and both will come back
2021-11-12 00:59
I think igl should have own list
2021-11-11 17:03
1 reply
Not all igls are only igls, they can do other stuff too
2021-11-12 01:00
#118
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Brazil hugoooo
Tarik is benched!??? I thought he was retired from CS and was playing Valorant on a top 10 team wtf
2021-11-11 17:12
1 reply
He is still benched in the meanwhile
2021-11-12 00:56
#125
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United States B0b3rT
Please someone sign party astronauts! Better than bnb at this point and have a pro league spot
2021-11-11 18:31
Because there are still blast and IEM left this year. Teams won’t change core before the big events. I think the major should conclude a season instead of in the middle of the season.
2021-11-11 18:51
1 reply
It will happen but post major is also normal
2021-11-12 00:58
#142
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Sweden piCt
Devilwalk free agent. He should really start grinding DM, and find a good team. We need s1mple_1_major_devilwalk_2_majors!
2021-11-12 02:59
Mir poizon maden styko Chrisj ( as an IGL cuz I wanted to use all the free agents ) Kassad to coach instant top 5 quality team .
2021-11-13 02:48
#146
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Romania b0jack
very kooL
2021-11-13 20:19
no one making the first move, i feel something big brewing like s1mple to Schalke Esports or something silly
2021-11-15 13:58
flamie, coldzera, poizon, ISSAA, aizy. Could make a decentish Tier 2 team out of those free agents xdd.
2021-11-16 18:39
#151
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North America jcoN
2021-11-16 19:49
Cold kennyS Magisk Tarik Bntet Coach Zonic
2021-11-16 20:20
Things are really getting wild
2021-11-17 02:21
Soo many good players available in the market atm, CS viewership hitting all time high and orgs looking to reinvent or step in again. this post major shuffle is gonna be an absolute banger.
2021-11-17 18:47
Maybe new NA team?: IGL: Tarik Entry: Stewie2K Support: Rush Awper: Junior Rifler: oBo Coach: kassad? With the major winning Cloud9 core they have that experience that NA needs to build their CSGO scene back right? With Junior you have a good awp talent (Osee as well) and oBo that is a big NA talent as well. very sad to saw him playing shit with EG and complexity earlier. Maybe Cloud9 can sign them or another NA org that want to take a risk again with a full NA roster
2021-11-25 13:03
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