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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Unable to attend ELEAGUE Major: Boston
January 12, 2018
100 Thieves won't be attending the ELEAGUE Major: Boston, the team announced Friday.
ANALYSIS
Due to immigration issues, the newly formed 100 Thieves roster won't make its debut at the ELEAGUE Major next weekend. The team gained a spot at the Major with the acquisition of kNg, HEN1, and LUCAS1 after the players left Immortals late in 2017. ELEAGUE confirmed that the team would be missing out on the Major and detailed how the spot will be filled. Teams that fiish The New Challenger stage with a 2-3 record will take part in a series of decider matches for one last shot at the now vacant spot in the Major.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Resigns destiny and shz
December 22, 2017
Tempo Storm has announced the recent return of the Brazilian duo destiny and shz after a brief run with Immortals.
ANALYSIS
The Brazilian duo had a brief spell with Immortals, who later announced at the start of the month that they will be momentarily dropping out of CS:GO to "evaluate its position in the scene." Both players reached the semi-finals at iBUYPOWER GameFest in Costa Mesa. shz then went on to place 7-8th at DreamHack Open Denver, as destiny was no longer on the roster at that time. destiny told Tempo Storm's website, "I am sure we will be able to accomplish great things this year."
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Completes roster with hampus and Brollan
December 20, 2017
The organization has announced the recent addition of hampus and young-talent of Brollan.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as GODSENT have now officially replaced dennis and znajder, who exited the team over a month ago. hampus and Brollan have now been called up to play in the big leagues of Counter-Strike. Both players have been exposed to the offline elements and the pressure of events as hampus has been seen playing with the team at the most-recent WESG Europe Regionals Finals. At the same event, Brollan also filled in the void for Fnatic's, KRIMZ, at the tournament. Despite the addition of Brollan, the team will be unable to use him in any ESL-organized events due to the organization's restrictions.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Two-year contract extension for trio
December 11, 2017
Natus Vincere has announced that three of their players have reached an agreement to have their contracts extended for two more years.
ANALYSIS
Natus Vincere has inked s1mple to a two-year deal, while Edward and flamie will soon sign their part of the new contracts when the boot camp begins the 15th of December. The organization also added that electronic's contract was, in fact, a two-year deal as well when he joined the team in early November. Although it is unclear about the contract of in-game leader Zeus, which had no mention in the announcement whether or not the disputes with Gambit after re-joining the team in August. Natus Vincere ends the year on a positive note with a DreamHack Open Winter title and a spot at the Major.
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To attend WESG qualifiers with neaLaN
December 1, 2017
Gambit Esports will attend the WESG qualifiers with neaLaN to fill in the void for Dosia, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
WESG rules state that the tournament can only allow one nationality per team, which meant that Dosia was unable to participate in WESG qualifiers with Gambit. The team will take part in the eight-team qualifier, which will kick off on December 4 as Gambit will need to win in order to secure a spot at the WESG APAC Regional Finals in early 2018.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
To withdraw from ESL Pro League
December 1, 2017
Immortals CEO, Noah Whinston, announced that the team will pull out of the ESL Pro League with immediate effect.
ANALYSIS
The Brazilian team had already requested an emergency transfer following the internal problems that resulted in kNg being released from his contract. Following kNg's abrupt exit, HEN1 and LUCAS1 would follow suit, leaving the team crippled with boltz and steel left for themselves. However, with the additions of zqks, destiny, and shz, Immortals finished outside of the Pro League season in 12th place, which means the team would have to play in the relegation stage to keep their spot in the competition. Although the quick fix turned sour as steel departed to Team Liquid and zqks and destiny are unable to enter the United States due to visa issues. As a result, Immortals spot has been offered to Ghost Gaming, who is now pending confirmation from the team and by the league. Noah Whinston also noted that Immortals will "look to rebuild after the ELEAGUE Major in Boston with some concrete plans."
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
CLG pulls male CS:GO divisions
November 30, 2017
Counter Logic Gaming has announced that they have discontinued the male CS:GO divisions effective immediately.
ANALYSIS
CLG has been a notable team since floating around the scene in early 2015 and early 2016 with players like tarik and jdm64 started their ascent in the pro scene. Although after shattering results throughout the 2017 year, including two failed Minors bids and not being able to qualify for the ESL Pro League. According to the statement issued by CLG, the decision was made over several months with talks on "business strategy" and the economics. The organization also shared they will help the remaining roster find new homes in the "next few weeks". Not only will the primary team be pulled but rather CLG's Academy players will also be looking for new homes.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Astralis to use RUBINO in Odense
November 30, 2017
The Danish organization has announced that they will be using RUBINO for the upcoming LAN Finals of ESL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Astralis will be traveling to Odense, Denmark after all, since the team was unable to use dennis. Astralis finished second to SK Gaming at BLAST Pro Series last week with the help of former GODSENT member, dennis. However, the league dismissed the use of dennis as a stand-in since he completed the majority of the Pro League season with GODSENT and played the final match of the season with the team. dennis also joined the team two days after the initial transfer deadline was set, forcing the team to contact WESA for an emergency transfer. Now, the team has called upon the Dignitas star, RUBINO, to participate in the upcoming LAN finals of ESL Pro League. RUBINO will not only help the team in Odense but he will also be traveling to Cancun, Mexico for the ECS Season 4 Finals in mid-December.
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Could withdraw from EPL S6 Finals
November 27, 2017
Astralis will be without dev1ce once again due to the same illness that forced him to sideline for BLAST Pro Series, the player announced.
ANALYSIS
With Astralis unable to activate dev1ce in time for the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals in Odense, Denmark; the team could potentially pull out of the tournament. A report from HLTV.org explained that Astralis could miss the entire tournament using the Swedish stand-in, dennis, as he has played for GODSENT for the majority of the season. It is uncertain if WESA will, in fact, allow dennis to play in Odense, but if the appeal is denied then Astralis will be forced to miss the finals. There has been no official statement made by team or organization.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
zews to play in EPL S6 Finals
November 26, 2017
Team Liquid will play coach, zews, as their fifth player at ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, according to a report from Dust2.us.
ANALYSIS
A couple of days prior to IEM Oakland starting its group stage action, Team Liquid brought in former Immortals in-game leader, steel. However, since bringing in the former Immortals member late into the year, steel will now be ineligible to compete in the Season 6 Finals due to the league's roster lock. Although steel will be able to compete offline for ECS Season 4 since Immortals forfeited their remaining matches of the season, allowing steel to complete the last four games for Liquid's regular season. Now, Team Liquid have no choice but to bring forward the team's coach, zews. This won't be the only time zews will have to stand-in as the Brazilian coach will also take part in the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier, which steel cannot attend after playing for Immortals in the online qualifiers for the Americas Minor. There has been no official statement made by the organization.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
dev1ce to miss BLAST Pro Series
November 24, 2017
Astralis has announced they will be without super-star, dev1ce, for the remainder of ECS and BLAST Pro Series in Copenhagen, Denmark.
ANALYSIS
Prior to IEM Oakland, the Danish super-star, dev1ce, suffered an illness that forced him to miss the opening match against Team EnVyUs. However, dev1ce would return during the group stage but his performance was his worst individual LAN showing since he arrived. After IEM Oakland, the 22-year-old was hospitalized to further run tests to see what is causing his health issues. As a result, dev1ce will miss the BLAST Pro Series and the remainder of the ECS matches, forcing Astralis to find replacements in crunch time. The organization will now bring in Pimp to cover the remainder of the ECS matches, as recently becnhed GODSENT member, dennis, will fill the void in Copengahen, Denmark.
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GODSENT release znajder; bench dennis
November 15, 2017
GODSENT has revealed that the organization has benched dennis and released znajder's contract due to lack luster results.
ANALYSIS
GODSENT has seen better day in the 2017 year with several roster changes to bring new hope to the team. However, a string of lackluster performances has moved the team to make some changes with the depth of the roster. The organization will release znajder's contract for free due to the player "wishing to try something new in his career" stated by the team's sports director, Kasper Hvidt. dennis will also be benched as the player has expressed his frustrations as the team "didn't play the way I wanted to play." To fill in the void, GODSENT will bring in pyth and hampus as stand-in's until further notice.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Immortals add destiny
October 10, 2017
Immortals have announced that they have permanently added destiny to the active roster.
ANALYSIS
Immortals have officially signed the former Tempo Storm member, destiny, who was on trial for some time to a permanent deal. Since HEN1, LUCAS1 and fnx parted ways after the release of kNg, Immortals have been trialing and working with other Brazilian players in the market. The team has seen better days in ESL Pro League holding the 10th spot in the NA standings. Although the team has had some growing success since signing horvy just a week ago. Now, with destiny in the lineup, the organization still remains short one more player on the active roster.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Officially signs horvy
October 3, 2017
Immortals have announced they have inked former k1ck player, horvy, after departing ways with kNg.
ANALYSIS
After departing ways with kNg and the twins, LUCAS1 and HEN requesting the bench, the organization has officially made its first roster move. horvy has been added to the active roster, alongside steel and boltz, the 19-year-old rifler had made a name for himself in his former k1ck jersey. However, after leaving the team in August, horvy has been without a team but the recent drama surround Immortals will give him a chance as the team rebuilds. Immortals will continue to search to complete their roster.
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bondik joins TyLoo on loan
September 29, 2017
Long term HellRaisers member, bondik, will join TyLoo on a short-term loan, the organization has announced.
ANALYSIS
TyLoo has approached HellRaisers longtime member, bondik, to stand in for the remainder of the boot camp for EPICENTER and StarLadder i-League Invitational. For a month and a half, bondik will replace HZ on the active lineup as it is uncertain for the reasoning of HZ's absence.