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Moved to substitute role
June 18, 2018
Golden has been ousted on the active roster, following the addition of Xizt and draken, the Swedish organization has revealed.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as the team has been updating their roster with familiar and newer faces as Xizt and draken are now plugged in. After nearly a month after switching from the in-game leader role to entry-fragger, Golden has fallen off of his pedestal as a result from Fnatic's group stage exit at the ECS Season 5 Finals. Now, Golden will be assessing his options to find a new home as Fnatic are helping the 24-year-old back to action.
Officially joins Fnatic
June 18, 2018
Fnatic has completed the signing of Ninjas in Pyjamas backup, Draken, the Swedish organizations have confirmed.
ANALYSIS
The 22-year-old will step into the void left by Golden, who was sidelined from the team nearly a month after switching to the team's entry-fragger. The changes come following the disappointing run at the ECS Season 5 Finals in London, where the team was sent packing in the group stage. draken has been venturing the market for potential options as the AWPer helped NiP secure wins at DreamHack Open Valencia as well as IEM Oakland in his 15-month tenure with the team. The new Fnatic lineup will make their first appearance at ESL One Cologne, which is set to start July 3-8, where $300,000 will be up for grabs.
Joins Valiance as coach
June 16, 2018
kassad has been hired to coach Valiance's CS:GO team, the Serbian organization announced.
ANALYSIS
The 31-year-old had been on the lookout for a new home after parting ways with Renegades last month. kassad helped Renegades place first at two Asia Minors and at the StarLadder i-League Invitational #2. Leaving Renegades, kassad will be reunited with emi and LETN1, with whom he attended IeSF World Championship 2016, placing top-eight at the event.
Takes over in-game leader role
June 12, 2018
fox will take over the reigns in Tempo Storm, HLTV.org reports.
ANALYSIS
The 31-year-old will take over the in-game leader role from HS, who had been Tempo Storm's in-game leader since the team was officially announced. fox is no stranger to the position having led Team Dignitas and admitted the team "did not expect" to lose to Giants, who knocked the team out at Moche XL over the weekend. fox will guide his team at the next event, which Temp Storm have confirmed for Fusion.bet Masters 2 -- a $10,000 online tournament.
Completes Ghost's active roster
June 11, 2018
Pollo alongside his former Torqued members has found a permanent home with Ghost Gaming, the team announced.
ANALYSIS
Pollo lands on Ghost Gaming's roster just in time for ESL One Belo Horizonte, which is set to start June 14-18 at the Mineirinho Arena, with $200,000 on the line. The news comes at a time where Pollo was left with three out of five active members of Torqued right before Belo Horizonte. At the same time, Ghost was actively looking to revamp their roster following their one point above the relegation zone in ESL Pro League. The two parties have joined as one just in time for Belo Horizonte where the team will debut for the first time offline.
Inks with Ghost Gaming
June 11, 2018
koosta will be headed to Brazil after linking up with Ghost Gaming, the North American organization announced.
ANALYSIS
The 22-year-old AWPer will be attending ESL One Belo Horizonte after all, since his recent signing with Ghost Gaming. The news came clear after it was reported the team was eyeing the Ghost roster as the team was active to revamp their roster following their one point above relegation zone finish in ESL Pro League. The recent shifts come from the aftermath of the departure of AZK and swag following their group stage exit at DreamHack Tours. The new squad is set to debut this weekend when the team travels to Belo Horizonte, Brazil from June 13-17 at the Mineirinho Arena, with $200,000 on the line.
Confirms Ghost signing
June 11, 2018
Ghost Gaming have signed the remaining Torqued members, the North American organization announced.
ANALYSIS
steel has found a permanent home in his recent hunt to find two replacements for the upcoming event at ESL One Belo Horizonte by completing Ghost's roster. steel was recently left with three members of his team after swag and AZK decided to part ways with the team following their group stage exit at DreamHack Tours. Now, the 28-year-old has linked up with Ghost, who has been active in revamping their squad after placing one point above the relegation zone in ESL Pro League. The new roster is set to debut at ESL One Belo Horizonte as the core members from Torqued topped the North American qualifier for the event.
Signs with Imperial
June 11, 2018
kRYSTAL has found a new home in Imperial, the organization has announced.
ANALYSIS
The 24-year-old German player has been without a team since parting ways with Sprout in mid-May. kRYSTAL has already been trying out with the team for a month as he took part in DreamHack Open Tours, placing last. Now, kRYSTAL has been confirmed as Imperial's in-game leader and will travel to Sweden for the upcoming DreamHack Open Summer event, which will run from June 16-18.
Free Agent
Will stand-in at Belo Horizonte
June 11, 2018
cromen will be FaZe Clan's fifth for the upcoming event in Brazil, member, NiKo, of FaZe Clan has confirmed on Twitter.
ANALYSIS
The 23-year-old will fill the void of olofmeister, who decided to extend his leave of absence, for the upcoming ESL One Belo Horizonte tournament, which is set to run from June 13-17 at the Mineirinho Arena, with $200,000 on the line. Belo Horizonte will be the second event cromen will have stood-in for FaZe Clan after his service at the ECS Season 5 Finals, where the mixed European fell out in the semifinals.
Will attend CS:GO Asia Championships
June 11, 2018
SIXER will be back on the main Team EnVyUs roster for the upcoming CS:GO Asia Championships, according to a report from HLTV.org,
ANALYSIS
SIXER, alongside xms, will be joining the team as they are preparing to travel overseas for the upcoming CS:GO Asia Championships, which is set to kick off June 14-18 in Shanghai, China. It is unclear at this time as to why Team EnVyUs made the change before the event. HLTV.org has confirmed the changes through the tournament organizers directly regarding the change. There has been no official statement on the matter.
Will play at CS:GO Asia Championships
June 11, 2018
Team EnVyUs will be using xms at the upcoming $300,000 event, HLTV.org reports.
ANALYSIS
There has been no official statement from Team EnVyUs on the current situation that xms and SIXER will be taking place of RpK and Happy on the active roster at the CS:GO Asia Championships. However, HLTV.org has confirmed the line-up change by the tournament organizers directly that xms and SIXER will travel to the event in Shanghai, China, on June 14-18.
Will sit out at CS:GO Asia Championships
June 11, 2018
Happy will not be traveling with the team to the upcoming CS:GO Asia Championships in Shanghai, according to a report from HLTV,org.
ANALYSIS
The reason is unknown as to why Happy will not be attending the event with the current line-up as xms and SIXER will replace the 26-year-old along with RpK for the $300,000 event. HLTV.org has confirmed the line-up change prior to the event from the tournament organizer's directly.
Will not compete at CS:GO Asia Championships
June 11, 2018
Team EnVyUs have elected not to use their current line-up, including RpK, at the CS:GO Asia Championships, HLTV.org reports.
ANALYSIS
It is unknown as to why RpK will not be attending the $300,000 event as HLTV.org has confirmed the line-up change directly from the tournament organizers. Instead of RpK and Happy, the team will use xms and SIXER for the upcoming CS:GO Asia Championships, which will take place in Shanghai, China, on June 14-18.
Open to offers for contract
June 8, 2018
draken's contract is now up in the air as Ninjas in Pyjamas are open to offers, HLTV.org reports.
ANALYSIS
Ninjas in Pyjamas will not hold back on the potential transfer of draken's contract, who, after departing the active roster, "has expressed his wish to continue playing soon in another team," HLTV.org has learned. It is unclear if NiP has already received offers for the Swedish AWPer, who helped NiP advance to the playoffs at IEM Katowice and at StarSeries i-League Season 5, his last event with the team. draken's contract is still tied to NiP and will be released from his duties when his contract has been bought out or until it expires.
Free Agent
Handed his marching orders
June 8, 2018
bld has been removed from the active roster, the Brazilian team has revealed.
ANALYSIS
The news comes from a series of mixed results and inconsistency that has forced the team to make changes, with bld being kicked to make room for improvements. bld has been with the team since early February after his time with FURIA came to an end. The 26-year-old will now be looking for a new home after failing to help put YeaH! through several qualifiers, in which the team recently lost to FURIA Academy in the Aorus League Brazil.