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Heroic release valde
July 18, 2017
Valdemar "valde" Bjorn Vangsa has announced that he is no longer under contract under Heroic.
ANALYSIS
Earlier this year the 22-year-old expressed his uncertainty about his future on Heroic as a result in being benched ahead of the Closed qualifier for ESL One Cologne. During that time, Heroic revealed that it would help the young player find a new team while under contract. However, according to a tweet from valde, he is now free to join another team without negotiations including Heroic. valde has released contact information regarding any inquiries as the young promising Nordic player find a new home.
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compLexity release Surreal
July 16, 2017
compLexity has announced the departure of Kia "Surreal" Man following a string of poor performances as of late.
ANALYSIS
The North American organization explained that the sudden departure was a "performance-based decision" made by the players, coaching staff and management. The 21-year-old from the United Kingdom came to North America in April 2016 to shed some new light on the struggling compLexity roster, however, the results have remained the same, including the recent Americas Minor with compLexity finishing last in their group. compLexity will now hold tryouts to find their fifth player before their next event, Fragadelphia 11, at the end of August.
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Luminosity sign chelo and NEKIZ
July 13, 2017
Luminosity Gaming has announced two new additions to the lineup as Destiny and shz announced their departures just hours ago.
ANALYSIS
Luminosity Gaming has had a busy day repairing their tattered lineup as Destiny and shz announced their departures just hours ago. However, Luminosity didn't wait long to replace the missing bodies with ex-PaiN members Marcelo "chelo" Caspedes and Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato, both widely known to be one of the most talented young players coming out of Brazil. With the recent additions hopes to bring some new life to the team, after the organization claim, "was frustrated" in recent performances. The team will soon begin preparations for the new tournament season, which includes defending their ECS spot and qualify for ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals.
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Luminosity set to replace Destiny and shz
July 13, 2017
Luminosity Gaming is set to make some changes to their line-up, including Destiny, shz and their coach Felippe Martins, reports Jarek "DeKay" Lewis of Slingshot Esports.
ANALYSIS
Luminosity Gaming is set to replace at least two of its members after departing from the team on Thursday. The 20-year-old Destiny, who recently joined in July after his contract with WinOut was handed over to Luminosity, made an announcement through a Twitlonger post on Thursday, though he never revealed the reason behind his departure. Shortly after, two more members, shz and coach Felippe Martins, announced their departures from the line-up with immediate effect. Neither player has a plan for the future as for Martins, he is set to replan his career. According to sources, Luminosity will be adding ex-PaiN members Marcelo "chelo" Caspedes and Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato, who was recently released the previous Friday. Luminosity Gaming did not comment.
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Liquid release Pimp
July 9, 2017
Team Liquid has announced via Twitter that they have released Pimp from his contract and is now a free agent.
ANALYSIS
The 21-year-old was moved to a backup position in late March after stepping down to field out better options that met his expectations in his career. During that time the organization mentioned that they were negotiating Pimp's transfer with several interested teams, however, a deal was never set in stone. Since late March, Pimp has been seen standing in for Team Dignitas and ex-Tricked in the Farmskins Championship and in ESEA Premier, performing well in both line-ups. Today Team Liquid released his contract due to not meeting negotiations with other organizations in hopes he finds a new home.
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Selfless release team
April 8, 2017
Team owner Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa has announced that they have released their entire roster with immediate effect.
ANALYSIS
The news comes after the team was left with just three active players after Slemmy and Nifty signed with compLexity and Renegades respectively. Ryu mentioned that that organization will take a step back to reevaluate their current position in the scene but will also continue to monitor the scene for talent. All players have been released from their contracts but will remain to play under Selfless colors in the ESL Pro League, who sit last in the North American standings.
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F.C. Copenhagen soccer club forms new CS:GO team, NORTH
January 4, 2017
The former Team Dignitas roster has been signed to new CS:GO team, NORTH, reports Jacob Wolf of ESPN.
ANALYSIS
The F.C. Copenhagen soccer club and Nordisk Film entertainment company has taken the dive into esports by creating a new brand by the name of NORTH. Their first team will be of the CS:GO variety and will be filled with the fellow Danish players of Team Dignitas who were released back in December. The team will see its first action under the NORTH banner at the ELEAGUE Major towards the end of January.
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Will not compete at ESL Pro League Finals
October 24, 2016
Fnatic will not compete at the upcoming ESL Pro League Finals event citing "personal circumstances".
ANALYSIS
Obviously not much information was given for the sudden departure of one of the premier teams at the event, and the move clearly caught the event organizers off guard as well, as they were unable to fill the spot vacated by Fnatic. As a result, Group A will consist of five teams, Immortals, mousesports, OpTic Gaming, Team EnVyUs and Team Liquid.
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Granted a 10-year, multi-entry U.S. visa
October 12, 2016
TyLoo's players and coaches have been granted long-term visas that will give them great access for events in the coming years, reports Dennis Gonzales of theScore eSports.
ANALYSIS
After being forced to drop out (SL i-League Invitational) or decline invites (ELEAGUE Season 1) to headline tournaments over the last few months, TyLoo have acquired a 10-year visa for its players and coaches that will allowed them to enter the country for multiple events over that time span. The team has stepped up its play of late, which has granted them access to a few LANs over the next few months. The acquisition of this visa is one of the final hurdles that TyLoo needed to reach the next level.
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Make change at IGL
October 12, 2016
Nitr0 has stepped down as the IGL for Team Liquid, reports Sasha Erfanian of theScore eSports.
ANALYSIS
Nitr0 has decided to cede his role as IGL since he "cannot multitask at all," which is an essential ability for an IGL. Nitr0 had taken over these duties prior to ESL One: New York, where the team placed 3rd-4th. Hiko will be moving back into the role that he manned during Liquid's historic run at ESL One: Cologne where there were the first North American team to make the grand final of a major tournament. With the team battling for a spot in the ESL Pro League Season 4 finals, fans will certainly be watching this move closely.
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Wins Gfinity Invitational
September 26, 2016
EnVyUs took down mousesports in the grand finals of the Gfinity Invitational on Sunday to take home the crown.
ANALYSIS
After defeating Epsilon eSports 3-1 in the semifinals, all that stood between EnVyUs and the $50,000 prize was mousesports. The series was probably the easiest time that EnVyUs has had playing Counter Strike in some time. They opened up with a 19-17 win on Cache before moving on to Cobble where they won 16-12. They got off to a slow start in Game 3 on Dust 2, as mousesports got off to an 11-4 lead. But EnVyUs bounced back in the second half to take a 16-14 win to take the map and the series.
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Acquired by Philadelphia 76ers
September 26, 2016
Team Dignitas announced in a news post today that they were acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers.
ANALYSIS
One of the premiere European Counter Strike squads will now be competing as part of the Philadelphia 76ers. The team announced earlier this morning that it would be merging with LCS team Apex while simultaneously being acquired by NBA team Philadelphia 76ers. The newly combined Team Dignitas will continue to compete under the Dignitas banner in the likes of ELEAGUE but will be managed and owned by the 76ers moving forward.
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Invited to Gfinity Invitational
September 16, 2016
Epsilon Esports have received the fourth and final invite to the Gfinity Invitational, reports Dennis Gonzales of theScore esports.
ANALYSIS
Epsilon Esports are a fairly new Swedish team that is looking to make a name for themselves in the professional Counter Strike: Global Offensive scene. They have qualified for some big events like DreamHack Tours and DreamHack Summer, but as of late, they've been having a run of bad luck. They've been eliminated from the ECS Season 2 Developmental Leagues, the DreamHack Bucharest qualifier, the EPICENTER: Moscow open qualifier and ELEAGUE Season 2 open qualifier. Needless to say, they are looking for a win of any kind, and the Gfinity Invitational could be the event where they get back on track.
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Moves on to the quarterfinals of SL i-League StarSeries Season 2
September 9, 2016
Team Dignitas have come out of Group A with a 2-1 record and will move on to the quarterfinals at SL i-League StarSeries Season 2.
ANALYSIS
Team Dignitas tripped coming out the gate in their first game against GODSENT, which they lost by a score of 16-3. They were able to recover to take on HellRaisers in the very next game, and took the 16-10 win. Dig would now look to exact their revenge on GODSENT in the best-of-three to see who else advances from Group A. They did just that with a 16-5 win on Dust 2 and a 16-13 win on Overpass. They will now face Heroic in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
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Advances to quarterfinals of SL i-League StarSeries Season 2
September 9, 2016
Team EnVyUs have made it out of Group D as the number two seed from the group and will move on to the quarterfinals at SL i-League StarSeries Season 2.
ANALYSIS
Team EnVyUs got off to a bit of a poor start in the Group Stages of StarSeries Season 2. They were handily taken care of by Cloud9 in the first game of Group D play, but they bounced back with a 16-8 win over Virtus.pro in their second game. This brought them up against VG.CyberZen to see who would be the second representative of Group D. Game 1 on Dust 2 was really close, with EnVy taking it 16-14. Game 2 wasn't even close as EnVy dismantled VG 16-3. EnVyUs will now take on G2 in the quarterfinals on Saturday.