Krad joins forZe

The Russian rifler has found a new home after spending a month in free agency.

forZe have secured the signing of Vladislav "⁠Krad⁠" Kravchenko on a free transfer. The new arrival fills one of the spots left on the team after Evgeny "⁠Norwi⁠" Ermolin and Aleksandr "⁠KENSI⁠" Gurkin were benched in October.

Internal issues that started at the Major in Antwerp, when Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov and his men were eliminated despite starting with a 2-0 record in the Challengers Stage, finally boiled over and forZe moved both players to the inactive roster when they failed to qualify for the latest Major, IEM Rio.

Krad signed a permanent deal with forZe after leaving Entropiq

Krad had previously been a part of Entropiq for nearly 18 months and averaged a 1.03 rating across his time with the Czech organization. He was not the star player, but his stability helped others such as Aleksei "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev and Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy shine. At their highest, the squad even made the Legends Stage of PGL Major Stockholm 2021 and won several online events such as Pinnacle Fall Series 2, Malta Vibes Knockout Series 1, and CCT North Europe Series 1.

Entropiq transfer-listed its main roster in October due to the team's failure to qualify for the last two Majors and visa issues which prevented the roster from attending tournaments. The majority of players were then released in November, leaving only Forester and coach Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov under contract.

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Entropiq transfer list main roster

"Krad is an experienced player who played on biggest tournaments. We believe that he will enforce the team and will please our fans with great highlights," read forZe's statement on Twitter. "New adventures are coming, let’s do it together forZe," added Krad.

Krad secured one of the two spots open in forZe after standing in at CCT North Europe Series 2, where several other stand-ins have also participated for the Russian team, namely Timur "⁠clax⁠" Sabirov, Eugene "⁠Aunkere⁠" Karyat and Guy "⁠anarkez⁠" Trachtman.

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forZe will see action later on Friday at 15:30 against ex-Finest as the two teams compete for a spot in the CCT North Europe Series 2 playoffs. The two sides currently have a 2-2 record, meaning the winner will advance to the next stage and the loser will be eliminated.

forZe are currently:

Russia Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov
Russia Aleksandr "⁠zorte⁠" Zagodyrenko
Russia Aleksandr "⁠shalfey⁠" Marenov
Russia Vladislav "⁠Krad⁠" Kravchenko

Russia Artem "⁠Fierce⁠" Ivanov (coach)

Russia Aleksandr "⁠KENSI⁠" Gurkin (benched)

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Russia Aleksei 'El1an' Gusev
Aleksei 'El1an' Gusev
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1326
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.61
Russia Timur 'clax' Sabirov
Timur 'clax' Sabirov
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Russia Aleksandr 'KENSI' Gurkin
Aleksandr 'KENSI' Gurkin
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
590
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1676
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Israel Guy 'anarkez' Trachtman
Guy 'anarkez' Trachtman
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
771
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Russia Evgeny 'Norwi' Ermolin
Evgeny 'Norwi' Ermolin
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
453
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Russia Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
825
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.60
Russia Aleksandr 'shalfey' Marenov
Aleksandr 'shalfey' Marenov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
474
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1256
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1260
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Russia Eugene 'Aunkere' Karyat
Eugene 'Aunkere' Karyat
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
357
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
gl dude
2022-12-02 13:09
1 reply
RIP Faze
2022-12-02 14:38
not navi rip
2022-12-02 13:10
#4
broky | 
Latvia GOATKY
I read it as krad joins FaZe i got heartattack
2022-12-02 13:11
6 replies
L2read
2022-12-02 13:12
ngl me 2
2022-12-02 13:29
Same bro
2022-12-02 13:49
Yep same sht
2022-12-02 13:57
-karrigan
2022-12-02 14:01
1 reply
-rain/ropz/twistzz, not karrigan. Krad isn't IGl, he's site player
2022-12-02 14:10
good move tbh
2022-12-02 13:11
Epic name krad
2022-12-02 13:11
#7
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Argentina EnvyJ
I thought faze for a moment, had to double check lol
2022-12-02 13:11
3 replies
Me too lol
2022-12-02 13:14
same ahahaha
2022-12-02 13:15
holy shit same hahahaha
2022-12-02 14:37
gl
2022-12-02 13:14
Who joined what
2022-12-02 13:15
2 replies
who tf cares about what you have to say?
2022-12-02 13:23
casual bot
2022-12-08 03:33
good move imo very strong anchor player
2022-12-02 13:15
1 reply
Agreed
2022-12-02 23:45
On paper not really a good change, norwi similar role but star rifler stats, looks like internal problems were massive in previous roster
2022-12-02 13:16
#15
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Russia mshkoda
Good luck! Looks like Aunkere will be 5th.
2022-12-02 13:16
Dead team
2022-12-02 13:42
#24
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Ukraine ylexar
RIP Aunkere
2022-12-02 13:44
1 reply
+1
2022-12-03 03:18
Lmao at first glance everyone thought its Faze
2022-12-02 13:49
who cars about tier5 putinians lol
2022-12-02 13:53
2 replies
#41
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Russia z1tro
who cares about tier-5 nepal doing 322
2022-12-02 14:17
1 reply
Tier 5? I thiught thry dont exist
2022-12-03 14:10
Main question is where Forester will go. I'd like to see him join C9.
2022-12-02 13:54
20 replies
Honestly he would be an upgrade as an anchor over interz, I think interz plays lurk on T side and forester did that in Entropiq so their roles align perfectly
2022-12-02 14:12
17 replies
Yep would be a good deal
2022-12-02 14:33
Forester is very unlucky with timing. All T1 CIS teams looked quite solid at major and there will be little reshuffling after.
2022-12-02 14:37
13 replies
Before VP won Major and Esl Challenger Rotterdam I was saying they should -norbert -qikert and +forester +mir, now that for sure isn't going to happen. Idk C9 was kinda expected to win that Rio Major or atleast reach finals and they lost to Mouz (lol). Imo nafany and interz are dragging C9 down a bit, especially interz since nafany is IGL. I think they should start looking for a replacement for that guy
2022-12-02 14:58
12 replies
I'm more of -Hobbit guy but after seeing what chopper and Jame bring to their teams, -nafany could be the way. Lack of strong entry is extremely obvious especially after seeing impact of yekindar, patsi and fame. Interz is really not a problem unless it's +perfecto.
2022-12-02 16:16
11 replies
Imo there are better anchors out there than interz. I would take s1ren, forester and perfecto over interz any day of the week. Hobbit played well during the major so I guess he's not on the chopping block yet, maybe in the near future they replace him with someone younger
2022-12-02 16:56
#77
ICY | 
Kazakhstan lack1
lol wtf did hobbit do to you?
2022-12-02 17:45
7 replies
He is 28 and on decline. And it's either him or nafany. It's much easier to much better rifler than better IGL.
2022-12-03 00:35
6 replies
he's got 1.11 rating with 1.15 impact for 2022. for comparison, twistz has 1.12 1.04 (nothing against him) there are not that many non star riflers with same rating as him. Old? Sure, but he's still doing fine according to stats
2022-12-03 03:09
1 reply
Select Big Events filter - his stats drop significantly. #107
2022-12-03 17:31
Hobbit is solid as fuck, furthermore, he always shows up in c9's playoff matches.
2022-12-03 09:37
3 replies
Bullshit. Big events, 2022 - 0.98 rating against top 5 (same as interz), 1.0 against top 10.
2022-12-03 17:24
2 replies
#112
ICY | 
Kazakhstan lack1
If you weren’t dumb and actually manually filtering by top 5 and 10 you’d actually see all the numbers you just stated were wrong.
2022-12-04 17:48
1 reply
You clearly have no idea how the filter works - numbers are correct!
2022-12-04 17:53
hobbit is the most consistent player on the roster, makes no sense to kick him it would be very hard to find a similar player of his calibre
2022-12-02 19:23
1 reply
He is not the most consistent, not this year for sure. Unless you mean consistently average. He fell off significantly this year. He is supposed to be the third star. The gap between him and Sh1ro and Ax1Le is massive now. His 2022 rating against top 5 opponents is the same as interz. He had few good games at major but he disappears often too.
2022-12-03 00:34
remove interz lmaoooo
2022-12-02 15:55
1 reply
#84
BzOo | 
France JBzOo
I agree with you my friend it’s Stupid moove. Best support player ever. Also you put superstar at his place he will downgrade perf for the other or will be worst rating than interz. If he play his role.
2022-12-02 19:57
Indeed
2022-12-02 14:33
Navi -sdy +Forester
2022-12-03 23:41
Now bring Forester and -zorte +El1an, the upgraded Entropiq with fragging IGL
2022-12-02 13:55
missread as faze
2022-12-02 14:01
dead team anyway
2022-12-02 14:06
Good pickup, he played well with them
2022-12-02 14:09
Just a reminder that this man was banned from playing ESL tournaments simply for being born (and continuing to live) in Crimea. It does not make a logical sense: if west believes Russia "annexed" Crimea by force, then this guy is kept like a "hostage" right? So, he should instead be supported in every way, and ideally "saved" from "bad russians"? But ESL knows the truth (it's hard to hide) that local Crimeans actually preferred Russia (whether referendum procedure was poor or not). So ESL did what seemed sensible to them - banned the guy for his choice to side with Russia. Surely, no double standards ;)
2022-12-02 14:15
3 replies
name checks out
2022-12-02 14:23
#74
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Russia lunaticaw
But we really annexed Crimea lul
2022-12-02 17:18
1 reply
let the westerners answer, don't help :p
2022-12-02 18:20
glad didnt take toxicere
2022-12-02 14:21
1 reply
+1
2022-12-02 14:54
Pog
2022-12-02 14:31
intresting
2022-12-02 14:40
1 reply
Indubitably
2022-12-02 23:45
dead team
2022-12-02 14:41
1 reply
+washed
2022-12-02 14:41
hopefully El1an joins too
2022-12-02 15:09
1 reply
#85
BzOo | 
France JBzOo
Unlogical moove cause zorte is already busy with the big green
2022-12-02 19:58
+aunkere next
2022-12-02 16:28
bad move, he is like sanji of forze I guess
2022-12-02 16:30
glad to see hes found a new org
2022-12-02 16:58
1 reply
+1 talented
2022-12-02 23:40
#76
ICY | 
Kazakhstan lack1
Bad move, krad was easily the worst player in entropiq
2022-12-02 17:44
1 reply
lack1
2022-12-02 19:29
when Aunkere announcement
2022-12-02 18:22
Top 3 CIS lurkers
2022-12-02 18:43
#83
nexa | 
Serbia Xajgyk
Need Mir and looks good
2022-12-02 19:32
nice
2022-12-02 21:33
#89
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Bahamas CantBanMe
Great move
2022-12-02 22:16
Good move tbh
2022-12-02 23:24
#91
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Europe Khanan
How did he manage to make exact the same face with a different shirt again, or is it photoshopped? Haha
2022-12-02 23:37
1 reply
wtf good point
2022-12-03 09:39
good move +Forester
2022-12-03 07:43
1 reply
#110
RpK | 
Sweden wnsz
I hope magixx but probably forester
2022-12-04 02:32
#104
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
Next major winner, mark my words.
2022-12-03 12:42
who cares about russian org + player
2022-12-03 12:50
1 reply
#111
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Belarus laterzcle
i do. This article was written especially for me
2022-12-04 08:51
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