9INE sign hades
The Polish AWPer has found a permanent home five months after being benched in ENCE.
9INE have completed their 2023 roster with the signing of Polish AWPer Olek "hades" Miskiewicz. The news brings a conclusion to the 23-year-old's short stint as a free agent that started in December following his departure from ENCE.
hades was benched from ENCE in August and spent the next five months out on loan with Finest and, subsequently, ex-Finest. The AWPer had recently made an agreement to terminate his contract with ENCE, which allowed him to explore his options in the market as a free agent.
The Pole found consistency while playing at a lower level of competition and averaged a 1.13 rating in the five months since his departure from ENCE. He only attended one LAN with ex-Finest, Svenka Cupen 2022, and registered a 1.15 rating while helping his team finish in third place behind Ninjas in Pyjamas and EYEBALLERS.
hades effectively comes into 9INE as a replacement for Grzegorz "SZPERO" Dziamałek, who was released from the team in early December after an unsuccessful stint. The Swedish organization briefly experimented with Filip "tudsoN" Tudev during CCT Central Europe Series 4 and ESL Challenger League Season 43 Europe, but landed on the Polish-British AWPer as their permanent fifth.
“Hades is the best addition to the team that we could hope for," said 9INE's CEO, Fredrik Belstad. "Not only is he an exceptional player, he fits very well into the team as they already had good chemistry off the server as well. We’re really looking forward to 2023 with him in our roster."
hades also made a statement for his homecoming on Twitter. "I officially joined 9INE," he said. "It's time to make polish CS great again! I believe in this lineup and hope we can achieve some good things here."
9INE's new lineup is set to make its debut in the opening round of ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference against Permitta on January 16 at 19:00 .
9INE are now:
Wiktor "mynio" Kruk
Kamil "KEi" Pietkun
Kacper "Kylar" Walukiewicz
Krzysiek "Goofy" Gorski
Olek "hades" Miskiewicz
Piotr "nawrot" Nawrocki (coach)