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Joins Heroic
February 14, 2018
Heroic has revealed that RUBINO will be joining their starting roster.
ANALYSIS
RUBINO has been without a team since being released from Team Dignitas in January. He had a great performance for Astralis as a stand-in at the ESL Pro League Finals, despite the 9-10th place finish. The 23-year-old has finally landed on an active roster and it comes at the perfect time for Heroic. The team's coach, peacemaker, stated that RUBINO would fill in the other qualities the team needed that they didn't get from es3tag. RUBINO will debut in the ESL Pro League and will boot camp with the team ahead of the upcoming IEM Katowice.
Replaced by RUBINO
February 14, 2018
Heroic has announced that RUBINO will replace es3tag on the main roster.
ANALYSIS
The news comes after a fall-out in the lower bracket stage od cs_summit 2 with a 2-0 loss to Liquid. Although es3tag is a standout and consistent player, who averaged a 0.98 rating throughout the North American event, a statement from the coach, peacemaker, revealed that the team needed "other qualities" to take the next step. The 22-year-old Dane joined the team in June of 2016 after a four-year stint with Tricked Esports. es3tag helped Heroic finish second at DreamHack Atlanta and picked up a win over Gambit in the World Cyber Arena 2017, but the team had far more early group stage exits. While es3tag is technically a backup, it's expected that he'll be open to offers.
Joins NiP; will take IGL role
February 13, 2018
Ninjas in Pyjamas has announced that dennis will be taking the in-game leader position.
ANALYSIS
After fielding his options on the market since November and featured as a stand-in in two offline events, dennis has finally landed on an active lineup of the Ninjas in Pyjamas. The news comes after NiP finished last at the recent more relaxed cs_summit 2 tournament, and to addon their year-end hiatus at ESL Pro League. With the lack of results swinging in the Swedes favor, despite the roster additions, have now resorted to changing the in-game leader position. dennis will also lead the Ninjas, according to a Q&A from Betway insider, which has been a speculation of the former in-game leader, Xizt, in the second half of 2017. dennis will lead his new squad during the upcoming IEM Katowice, which is set to kick off on Feb. 27.
Steps down from active roster
February 13, 2018
The Swedish organization has announced that Xizt will be stepping down from the active roster.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as Ninjas in Pyjamas announced that dennis would be joining the team, as a result replacing Xizt in the in-game leader role, according to a Q&A from Betwayinsider. The back-to-back IEM Oakland champion will be putting his six-year legacy with NiP to a rest, as he is determined to compete again. The 26-year-old led NiP to several team victories across the globe. ESL One Cologne 2014, DreamHack Masters Malmo 2016 are a couple to mention on his resume as the Swede looks for options.
Signs with BIG CLAN
February 12, 2018
BIG has announced that they have acquired tiziaN from ALTERNATE aTTaX.
ANALYSIS
The 21-year-old has been part of the ALTERNATE aTTaX's roster since January 2016, where the German player helped the team win ESWC 2016 and appear through ELEAGUE Season 2. The news comes as BIG fluked in the Major and as a result both keev and LEGIJA were released. tiziaN is set to debut for BIG at the start of the ESL Pro League, which is set to kick off in less than 24 hours.
Free Agent
Announces free agency
February 12, 2018
The now-former OpTic Gaming in-game leader, friberg, has announced his free agency.
ANALYSIS
After OpTic Gaming signed their new-look, predominantly North American lineup, friberg's future was uncertain as the 26-year-old is without a team once again. Questions loomed over his contract for several days but friberg revealed that he will, in fact, become a free agent alongside mixwell. friberg's six-month tenure with the team carried mixed results, but the in-game leader led his team to two offline finals at IEM Oakland and ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals. He failed to qualify for the ELEAGUE Major and flunked out of the group stage for the ECS Season 4 Finals. friberg mentioned in his TwitLonger post that he can "still feel the hunger and will to keep on playing, and believes in himself that he can compete at the top level."
Joins OpTic
February 10, 2018
OpTic Gaming has announced their roster is now complete for the upcoming ESL Pro League, with cajunb as a starter.
ANALYSIS
The news comes after cajunb was released from his starting position in North after a lackluster end to their 2017 campaign and an early exit at ELEAGUE Major Boston. The Danish AWPer will now wear the Green Wall colors as the team put together a roster in the final hours of the ESL Pro League roster lock. cajunb now has a home where he will compete for the upcoming ESL Pro League, which is set to start February 13th.
Signs with OpTic
February 10, 2018
OpTic Gaming has signed former North player k0nfig to the starting roster for the upcoming hectic schedule.
ANALYSIS
k0nfig saw his way out of North after the disappointing run at ELEAGUE Major Boston New Legends stage in Atlanta with a 0-3 exit. k0nfig was also experiencing "personal problems" as the player was unavailable for interviews at the Major, which indicated something internal was an issue. As a result, k0nfig was released from his duties on North, putting the Danish player future up in the air. Now, OpTic Gaming has completed its roster with k0nfig just in time for the roster lock for the upcoming ESL Pro League, which is set to start February 13th.
Returns to OpTic
February 10, 2018
OpTic Gaming have revealed that stanislaw will return to the active lineup.
ANALYSIS
The 23-year-old returns to OpTic nearly a year after leaving the team to lead Team Liquid, who would then be benched nine months later, following internal issues with the team. Stanislaw led OpTic to their successful run in Atlanta for the ELEAGUE Season 2 championship and a runner-up finish at the ECS Season 2 Finals. stanislaw will have a short time to get his team prepared as he will be the in-game leader for the team at the upcoming ESL Pro League, which is set to start February 13th.
Joins OpTic once again
February 10, 2018
ShahZaM will join OpTic Gaming once again, the organization has announced.
ANALYSIS
ShahZaM was left without a team after Misfits went 1-3 at the ELEAGUE Major Boston New Challengers stage. The 24-year-old's future had been in question since Misfits released their roster following the Major exit. Now, ShahZaM will return to the Green Wall once again after his short stint with the team in early 2016 before being replaced by oscar. The North American awper will take on the sniper-rifle role over cajunb, who will now be the rifler for the team. ShahZaM will debut with the new roster for the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 7, which is set to start on Tuesday.
Signs with Green Wall
February 10, 2018
The North American organization has announced the signing of North Academy's gade.
ANALYSIS
gade joined North's academy team in April of 2017, where the Danish player picked up five Minor wins across Dust2.dk Masters series and several qualifications. Despite some notable offline exits at DreamHack Open Winter, Copenhagen Games, and WESG Europe Finals, gade had turned head at these events, putting him on the radar. gade has kept a 1.05 rating and a 1.06 KDR in the past three months of action and his individual performance has caught the eyes of many, including his new teammate cajunb. gade will debut his first professional game with the start of ESL Pro League, set to kick off on Tuesday.
Future uncertain
February 10, 2018
OpTic Gaming has announced their new lineup without the likes of friberg on the active roster.
ANALYSIS
The 26-year-old's five-year legacy with Ninjas in Pyjamas ended in July of 2017 due to a lack of results coming from the Swedish team. Nearly a month later, friberg found himself on a new team with new colors, and a new in-game leader role representing the Green Wall, but only for a limited time. friberg's short time with OpTic had mixed results with a 3rd/4th-place finish to Misfits at the CyberpowerPC Extreme Gaming Series to start. OpTic qualified for IEM Oakland but fell to SK Gaming in the quarterfinals; however, the team did top the North American division of the ESL Pro League. Unfortunately, they also fell in the quarters thanks to Fnatic. Neither OpTic nor friberg has given information regarding his contract and future.
Listening to offers
February 10, 2018
Due to OpTic Gaming releasing their new roster without the Finnish awper, allu, the player is now seeking offers.
ANALYSIS
The 25-year-old Finnish awper has been released from OpTic, according to his TwitLonger post. allu joined the Green Wall alongside friberg in August after his one-year tenure with FaZe Clan came to an end. allu didn't have a long period with OpTic, with only six offline appearances and no titles during that time. The Finnish AWPer did qualify for IEM Oakland and finished top in the North American division of ESL Pro League, but could not follow up, with quarterfinal exits on both occasions. allu is now open to any team that is interested as the roster lock for ESL Pro League is now in effect and the new season is set to start on Tuesday.
Future undetermined
February 10, 2018
HS is without a team after OpTic Gaming have revealed their starting roster.
ANALYSIS
HS joined the team in late August after his five-month run with PENTA came to an end when the organization released its players. The 21-year-old spent nearly six months wth OpTic Gaming, placing first in the North American division of ESL Pro League and as runner-up finish in the ECS Season 4 regulation. However, the results were spayed as OpTic could not get past the quarterfinal exits at IEM Oakland, ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, and ECS Season 4 Finals to round out his stint with the team. Mixed results and roster moves following the ELEAGUE Major Boston caused HS to be inactive as the CS:GO schedule is about to ramp up. Neither player nor organization has determined his future as the Estonian youngster awaits his new home.
Joins LDLC
February 10, 2018
LDLC has announced the signing of young French star LOGAN, due to the departure of in-game leader Ex6TenZ.
ANALYSIS
LDLC is looking to revamp their roster following the departure of the Belgian in-game leader, Ex6TenZ, due to a year and a half of lackluster results. The 19-year-old has played mostly local and lower-tier tournaments during his year-and-a-half of competition, with a steady 1.08 rating. LOGAN has stirred up the pot as one of the top prospects in the French scene, granting him a spot in the active LDLC roster. "I decided to accept the LDLC proposal because I think they will allow me to flourish in an environment that is new to me. It was a difficult decision to leave my teammates, they trusted me and allowed me to progress during the last 6 months," LOGAN told LDLC.