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Joins Splyce's ESEA roster
April 25, 2018
Rickeh has linked up with Splyce as he's been added to their ESEA roster, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
The 26-year-old has been inactive since CLG closed their doors on its male CS:GO division at the end of 2017 and since then, Rickeh returned to his home country of Australia until he announced his return to North America. Since returning to North America, Rickeh has been seen playing for Splyce during the DreamHack Open Tours qualifier match, however, he has not played in any official matches but earlier today he did join Splyce's ESEA roster, which indicates a strong response to his return and the team signing before the Pro League roster lock. It is unclear if Rickeh's addition is pernament or on a temporary basis as neither player nor organization has commented.
Free Agent
Seeking other opportunities
April 24, 2018
Heroic and OpTic Gaming have come to an agreement with the transfer of JUGi and Snappi, resulting in ShahZaM's time with OpTic to and end.
ANALYSIS
The North American sniper has been with the team since February when the Danish-North American team was first created. Although since then, the team has had little success since they were unable to qualify for DreamHack Masters Marseille and IEM Sydney and have yet to compete offline. ShahZaM did help OpTic reach their finals' spot in third place with 35 points from 18 matches played, however, they've had disappointing results in ECS with three wins from 14 matches. In the announcement, stanislaw and the coach ImAPet will also part ways with the team. OpTic has stated that they are "actively helping ImAPet, stanislaw, and ShahZaM seek out and secure new opportunities."
Free Agent
Exits OpTic Gaming
April 24, 2018
Heroic and OpTic Gaming have announced the transfers of Snappi and JUGi, which has stanislaw looking for a new home.
ANALYSIS
stanislaw will be looking for a new team after not having played a single game offline since joining the roster back in February when the Danish-North American roster was created. Coach, ImAPet will also join stanislaw and ShahZaM in the departure as OpTic has stated that they are "actively helping ImAPet, stanislaw, and ShahZaM seek out and secure new opportunities." stanislaw only took part in qualifiers for DreamHack Masters Marseille and IEM Sydney, where he and his team failed to qualify in both cases.
Added to Heroic's EPL roster
April 24, 2018
The former Ninjas in Pyjamas member, Friberg, has been added to Heroic's Pro League roster, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
friberg will be helping Heroic as they are now having to fill the gap left behind JUGi and Snappi, who left for OpTic. friberg will be returning to action since February when the Swedish in-game leader parted ways with OpTic and was open to offers and hinting the possibility of leading a team once again. Heroic is now just one point shy of the season finals' after defeating EnVyUs in both matches from Tuesday morning as friberg will "for now" stand-in for Heroic in their upcoming match on Thursday.
Sent to the bench
April 24, 2018
ALTERNATE aTTaX has sent ecfN to the bench due to lackluster results, the organization has announced.
ANALYSIS
The announcement comes as ALTERNATE aTTaX has been struggling with their online performances as well as their recent failed attempt to defend their ESL Meisterschaft Winter title after losing to DIVIZON in the Spring Finals. The coach, mithR, expressed in the statement that ecNf "has been an awesome teammate...but we feel like we have gotten to the point where a change was needed in order to continue to climb the ranking."
Signs with aTTaX
April 24, 2018
ALTERNATE aTTaX has announced the addition of Console.
ANALYSIS
Console has been twiddling his thumbs since being benched by Tricked following the team's poor online performance. However, aTTaX will be making another adjustment to their roster since bringing in HUNDEN back in September as the team has also struggled with their performance as of late, unable to defend their ESL Meisterschaft Winter title after losing to DIVIZON in the Spring Finals. Console will make his first debut with his new team today when the team takes on Singularity in the esportsbetting.com Launch Invitational.
Set to link with OpTic
April 24, 2018
OpTic has targeted the Danish in-game leader alongside his teammate JUGi to create a full Danish roster, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
Earlier on Tuesday, Snappi was revealed to not compete in today's Pro League matches, in which JUGi returned to the active lineup to fill the void. It is unclear when the in-game leader will return to Heroic's active lineup but a new report suggests that he may be linking up with the Green Wall alongside his stand-in, JUGi. Snappi would replace one of the two North American players -- stanislaw and ShahZaM -- resulting in a full Danish lineup with cajunb, gade, and k0nfig. It is uncertain when Snappi will officially join the team as both organizations are competing in the ESL Pro League.
Set to sign with OpTic
April 24, 2018
OpTic has targeted the Danish AWPer alongside his teammate Snappi to create a full Danish roster, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
JUGi, who recently stepped in for Heroic for their EPL matches today, has been reportedly set to join the Green Wall for a full Danish roster. JUGi would be replacing one of the two North American members -- stanislaw and ShahZaM -- following the team's lackluster results since forming just two months ago. With the additions, OpTic's coach ImAPet will also depart from the organization since joining in July of 2017. It is unclear when JUGi will join the team.
Returns to active lineup for EPL
April 24, 2018
Heroic has announced that JUGi will stand-in for the team's in-game leader, Snappi.
ANALYSIS
The Danish AWPer will be returning to the lineup after being benched weeks prior to Copenhagen Games 2018 due to personal issues. During that time es3tag has been filling that void through the online and offline competitions. Now, the in-game leader, Snappi will not partake in the Pro League action for an undisclosed reason. After nearly two months of inactivity, JUGi returns to face Team EnVyUS on Tuesday in the final week of ESL Pro League Season 7 regulation.
Finally claims title after two years
April 23, 2018
Magisk went 37/31 on Sunday in a 2-0 series win over Natus Vincere in the grand finals at DreamHack Masters Marseille.
ANALYSIS
Magisk played a big role in the first half domination from Astralis' CT-side with a Round 11 quad kill hold on the A-bombsite to secure the round, which eventually turned into a 13-2 half. From there, Magisk sailed through the second half to secure the 16-4 series lead. Magisk went on to Inferno where he was faced with a 4-1 deficit early, however, Magisk helped his team turn the deficit over with a 6-4 lead thanks to Magisk punishing the CT aggression with a quick double. A 9-6 lead would come his way as the second half was another slow start as Na'Vi prevailed with three straight but Magisk held the line in Round 24 to pick up a quad kill to secure the 14-10 lead that eventually settled with a 16-11 victory for Magisk.
Secures first title since 2017
April 23, 2018
dev1ce posted a 38/28 KD on Saturday in a 2-0 series win over Natus Vincere in the grand finals at DreamHack Masters Marseille.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce made Nuke his playground as he soared through the first half in dominating form, picking up severals Scout-kills as well as a solid showing on the AWP for a 13-2 half lead for the CT-side. The second half was light but a little contested from Na'Vi but nothing dev1ce couldn't handle as he secured the 16-4 win. The series moved on to Inferno where a slow start on the wrong end of a 4-1 score quickly turned around for the better when dev1ce found some room in the bank for an AWP run to a 9-6 half. Na'Vi got the better start to the second half with three on the board early but dev1ce held on and stumped the CIS giants for a 16-11 win to secure the title.
Leads Astralis to title
April 23, 2018
gla1ve posted a 40/29 KD on Sunday in a 2-0 series win over Natus Vincere in the grand finals at DreamHack Masters Marseille.
ANALYSIS
gla1ve was dropped on his feet at the start of the series and kept on running towards the end of the first half with a 13-2 score going into the second. With a comfortable lead, a couple of rounds went the way for Na'Vi but gla1ve didn't waste any time and fired back to secure the last three rounds for the 16-4 series lead, posting an 18/13 KD and 108.0 ADR. The series then landed on Na'Vi's map pick, Inferno, where gla1ve saw a 4-1 deficit come his way. Not for long that gla1ve played hero as he reduced the deficit with a Round 7 1-vs-1 clutch to secure the post-plant. This turned into the flurry of rounds for Astralis to secure the 9-6 half, though another slow start quickly diminished as gla1ve went on to secure his first title since early 2017.
Falls short once again
April 23, 2018
flamie went 25/36 on Sunday in the 2-0 series loss to Astralis in the grand final at DreamHack Masters Marseille.
ANALYSIS
flamie's dismal start through the first half of Nuke didn't get any better in the second as he fell hard quickly with a 16-4 loss, posting a small 9/18 KD and 73.7 ADR. Luckily the series shifted to Inferno where flamie quickly found his footing to earn the 4-1 lead on the T-side. Just as fast as he took the lead, Astralis returned to contest and tie the game 4-4 and eventually run away with the 9-6 half. The second half served flamie well with three straight for the tie but Astralis were quick on their toes to come back and secure their dominance in fashion for a 16-11 victory, sending flamie home runner-up.
Swept from a title
April 23, 2018
electronic posted a 32/36 KD on Sunday in a 2-0 series loss to Astralis in the grand finals at DreamHack Masters Marseille.
ANALYSIS
electronic took a rather turn for the worst in the series opener on Nuke as he struggled to find frags to secure more than two rounds in the 13-2 half. Although his second half didn't serve him any better as Astralis sailed off into the horizon with a 16-4 convincing win. The series then landed on Inferno where electronic can prove his best, opening the first half with a 4-1 lead, thanks to his triple kill on the B-bombsite retake in the pistol round win. Despite unable to secure the first half lead, electronic marched through the second half to win the second pistol and the following anti-ecos for the 9-9 tie. Unfortunately, not for long the tie would be broken and Astralis put their foot down to secure the title with a 16-11 loss handed to electronic.
Short of another title
April 23, 2018
s1mple posted a 41/33 KD on Sunday in a 2-0 series loss to Astralis in the grand finals at DreamHack Masters Marseille.
ANALYSIS
s1mple kicked off the grand finals on Nuke, where his T-side saw nothing but two rounds go their way in a 13-2 half. With some wiggle room in the second, s1mple came up with two rounds leading with a 22/16 KD and 102.5 ADR but the Danes' of Astralis wasted no time to secure the series lead with three. s1mple then moved on to his playground of Inferno where his CT-side saw a smooth 4-1 start, but Astralis came back strong to establish their 9-6 lead going into the second. s1mple then got the ball rolling in the second half by tapping down four to secure the second pistol round and two more for the 9-9 tie. From there, Astralis grind out the rounds to eventually claim their dominance and secure the series winner 16-11 on Inferno.