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Officially signs with Cloud9
August 9, 2018
Golden is the newest member of Cloud9, the team announced Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
After standing in with Cloud9 during the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier a couple weeks back, Golden has officially joined the roster full-time. He was last seen playing with Fnatic where he led the team to plenty of top finishes as the in-game leader. With Cloud9 looking to defend their title at the FACEIT Major in September, Golden is coming into the fold at the perfect time.
Parts ways with Cloud9
July 25, 2018
FNS announced his free agency on Wednesday, ending his short tenure with Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
After being put on the bench at the end of May, FNS has now officially departed from the Cloud9 roster. It had been a bumpy road ever since he joined the team in April as FNS and the team had a "difference in philosophy" and just couldn't gel. As such, he's now a free agent and on the hunt for a new team. If anyone thought that his stint with the team was a failure, Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne took to Twitter assuring that FNS did not fail and adding in that FNS will be "a tremendous asset to the right team."
Confirms move to MIBR
July 14, 2018
tarik took to Twitter confirming his addition to the MIBR roster, as had been heavily rumored over the last week.
ANALYSIS
After a week filled with rumors and his official release from Cloud9, tarik is officially the newest member of MIBR. Citing the desire to win as the main determining factor for his move to the team, he sounds ready and willing to get right to work with the former SK juggernauts. He also made sure to dispel any rumors that Cloud9 may not be doing all they can for their players, stating that the organization didn't factor into his decision to leave. With this part of the equation solved, we now await the fate of boltz and coldzera, as both have been rumored to be on their way out of MIBR.
Parts ways with Cloud9
July 12, 2018
tarik has officially departed from the Cloud9 roster, the team announced Thursday.
ANALYSIS
After a week filled with (still unconfirmed, but highly probable) rumors that tarik would be joining Stewie2k on the MIBR roster, Cloud9 has announced his exit from the team. This is the first logical step towards that rumor becoming a reality. We'll likely hear more about his next destination soon, but for now, we know he's longer with Cloud9, who is now left with just three players officially on its roster.
Returns to lineup after three-month absence
July 10, 2018
olofmeister is finally on his way back to the active roster, FaZe Clan announced Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
After stepping down from the FaZe Clan roster back in April, olofmeister will make his triumphant return when FaZe Clan takes the stage at the ELEAGUE Premier next weekend. The team didn't do too bad in his absence, making three straight semifinals with cromen in the lineup, but they'll no doubt be happy to have their star player back in the fold. Whether he will slot right back in and hit the ground running remains to be seen, as there could be some rust present once he finally does step back into the fold.
Lowly performance in elimination loss
July 6, 2018
Snax finished mousesports' 2-0 loss against ENCE on Wednesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
It looks like Snax will need a bit more time to adjust to his new teammates, as he lagged behind a bit in this loss. He had a few nice moments, such as a 3k in Round 6 on Mirage, but he didn't bring the heat enough to help his team pick up the win here. He had the lowest KD in Game 1 on Inferno and was better but still negative on Mirage in Game 2. He had an encouraging start at 19/15 when mouz beat Gambit on Tuesday, but he's looked a bit off since and now mouz's run in Cologne is done.
Unable to push mouz to a win
July 6, 2018
suNny tallied a suNny went 47/43 in mousesports' elimination loss against ENCE on Wednesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
suNny might have managed a positive KD in this series, but that didn't bring them a win here. His best round came in Round 8 when he picked up a quad kill that gave mouz their first win of the map on Inferno. They ended up pushing that game to overtime but simply didn't have the muster to get all the way to a win. Even when mouz lost Game 2 on Mirage, suNny still managed a positive KD, as the rest of his team just couldn't break out in this series.
Struggles immensely in loss
July 6, 2018
ropz tallied a rough 32/44 KD in mousesports' 2-0 loss to ENCE that eliminated them from ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
While all of mouz had their moments of struggling in this game, ropz had the most of all. Without many impactful rounds, he left mouz hanging high and dry. Especially when they were fighting for a win on Inferno in a 19-17 loss. They were simply unable to win those key rounds needed towards the end, leading to their demise here. mouz will need to get back to basics following a rough showing at this event and try to get things back on track.
Falters in loss
July 6, 2018
chrisJ went 41/47 in mousesports' 2-0 loss to ENCE on Wednesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
chrisJ had mouz moving along in the first game on Inferno as he topped the server in ADR and was generally looking clean overall. When push came to shove at the end of the game, though, mouz just couldn't get over that hump. ENCE simply more of the plays needed and mouz were bounced from the competition. When mouz started the week with a 16-8 win over Gambit where chrisJ went 17/10, it looked like they'd have a nice tournament. Unfortunately, things kind of fell apart from then on and now they've got to watch the rest of the tournament from the sidelines.
Scattered moments in loss
July 6, 2018
oskar tallied a 53/47 KD in mousesports' 2-0 loss to ENCE on Wednesday that eliminated them from ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
oskar did his best to try and push mouz to a win in this game, racking up the second-highest ADR in the entire lobby. Throughout the series, he had some nice triple kills that gave mouz hope at a win, especially on Inferno, but they just fell short. They got the closest in that Game 1 on Inferno where things moved into overtime and they lost 19-17. That seemed to break them a bit since they only managed 12 rounds in the Game 2 loss on Mirage. After their initial 16-8 win over Gambit on Tuesday, mouz have had quite the rough road and it's resulted in their elimination from the tournament.
Near untouchable in loss
July 5, 2018
jkaem posted a solid 63/56 KD in Renegades' 2-1 loss against BIG on Thursday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
jkaem started this series with a rough-looking 9/18 KD in a Game 1 win on Dust2. The fact that they managed to win at all when he was at the bottom of the scoreboard was quite the feat here. Once things moved over to Train and Inferno for the last two games, jkaem woke up and dominated the competition with a combined 55/38 KD in those games. Almost all the clutches belonged to jkaem and he tried to drag his team across the finish line by himself, but he simply was unable to do so. He needed much more help here but without it, Renegades were now sent packing.
Does his part in a rough loss
July 5, 2018
Nifty went 70/62 in Renegades' 2-1 loss to BIG on Thursday that eliminated them from ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
From start to finish in this series, Nifty was a heavy contributor to Renegades' offense at every moment. He led the team to a win on Dust2 with a 26/19 KD, and stayed hot with KDs of 18/18 and 26/25 in Games 2 and 3. Even in the losses, he was following up jkaem with some solid plays that gave Renegades a fighting chance here. In the end, though, there wasn't enough help from the rest of his team in this one and then were bounced without a thought from BIG.
Positive KD in elimination loss
July 5, 2018
jks posted a respectable 59/57 KD in Renegades' 2-1 loss to BIG on Thursday in ESL Cologne when they were eliminated.
ANALYSIS
When jks opened this series with a 24/14 KD in Game 1 on Dust2, it looked like they were about to continue what could have been a Cinderella run through this bracket. He had a nice quad kill and the rest of his team added in many strong rounds all throughout the game, but then it all fell apart in the final two games. For his part, jks tallied a 19/23 KD on Train and then a 16/20 KD on Inferno in Games 2 and 3, respectively. Renegades might have done well to win Game 1, but this was certainly not the way they would have wanted this to end.
Troubling performance in elimination loss
July 5, 2018
AZR picked up a 56/64 KD in Renegades' 2-1 loss against BIG on Thursday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
AZR started things out well enough in this series but just couldn't keep up the production. On Dust2, he had a couple blistering rounds where he picked up a 3k and stopped BIG dead in their tracks. This was enough to get a 16-13 win in Game 1, but then everything fell apart. BIG came alive and Renegades simply fell apart. They pushed the game into OT on Inferno in Game 3, but that was about the only thing they could do in this series during the final two games.
Falls apart as Renegades crumble against BIG
July 5, 2018
USTILO tallied a 50/69 KD in Renegades' 2-1 loss against BIG on Thursday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
USTILO started well enough in this series with a 19/20 KD when his team picked up a win on Dust2. He even managed a couple nice plays, featuring a 3k to shut down BIG at the end of the first half. They went on to win 16-13 before the wheels completely fell off the wagon here. BIG completely took over and picked up wins in the next two games to take the series. They did well to take out B.O.O.T.-d[S] on Wednesday, but against formidable competition, they simply couldn't stand up.