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24 08, 2017


The Australian organisation SYF GAMING have announced their return to the CS:GO scene by acquiring ex-Winterfox player Razmik “RaZ” Bastadjan’s new squad.

With the recent news of Ryan “zewsy” Palmer returning to activity, Razmik “RaZ” Bastadjan was seen back in action with the formation of his own team known as “lol123” a month ago, featuring experienced players from the Oceanic region.

The 25-year-old will reunite with former Legacy memberSteve “busta” Brewer and ex-Parallax in-game leader Egor“LONS” Baranov, where he competed with them in the FACEIT Stage 3 Finals at DreamHack Winter 2015 and the WESG 2016 Asia-Pacific Regional Finals, respectively.

RaZ reunites with former teammates

The team will represent their new organization’s colours in the Australian Esports Masters Season 2, the Intermediate division qualifier for CGPL Spring, and the upcoming ROG MASTERS Australian Qualifier. Here is what both sides had to say on the move:

“SYF GAMING is excited to be returning to the cornerstone of eSports, Counter-Strike Global Offensive. We’re thrilled to be announce a return to form for the organisation, with a lineup that reflects our commitment to developing world-class performance, outstanding sportsmanship and deep rooted comradery.”

– Mackenzie “MKR” Lund (CEO)

“This has been a few weeks coming and it’s been hard to keep things under wraps, but the day is finally here. The future for this lineup is looking very bright, even though we don’t have a lot under our belt as a team as of yet but what we do have is looking very promising.”

– Egor “LONS” Baranov

SYF GAMING now have the following roster in their ranks:

New Zealand Razmik “RaZ” Bastadjan
New Zealand Egor “LONS” Baranov
Australia Steve “busta” Brewer
Australia Joshua “spiKez” Qualischefski
Australia Andy “Noobster” Zhang


20 08, 2017


Nemanja “nexa” Isaković has confirmed his exit from Renegades and announced that he is looking for new opportunities.

Just four months after he joined the Australian side—based in North America—, Nemanja “nexa” Isaković has been relieved of his duties by Renegades.

The news comes amidst a busy transfer period, withRenegades using the opportunity to acquire David“Jayzwalkingz” Kempner from fnatic Academy, and the 20-year-old Serbian being the one to make way on the squad.

nexa has parted ways with Renegades

nexa didn’t have an easy time on the roster, however, as the youngster made a jump across the Atlantic to join his first professional team and instantly took over the in-game leader role—which he admitted was a “big and hard step” in his career.

The in-game leader duties got transferred to Noah “Nifty”Francis before the Asia Minor (that Renegades ended up winning), which seemed to help nexa adapt and improve, but after finishing the PGL Major Main Qualifier with a 1-3 record and placing 3-4th at DreamHack Open Atlanta, the team ended up making a change.

With his stint with Renegades now behind him, nexa has returned to Europe and is looking for new opportunities, giving the following statement to

“I’m grateful for the opportunity I was given as a part of Renegades and I feel dissapointed in myself that it didn’t work out, the boys and the Aussie fans will always have a special place in my heart.”

“As for me, I’m getting back out there and seeking other offers. Interested parties can contact me at”


18 08, 2017


NRG will finalize their roster by adding another European player, the former Outlaws member Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov, has learned.

Damian “daps” Steele’s squad went down to four members at the end of last month, when Peter “ptr” Gurney stepped down from NRG’s active roster. The North American AWPerfound himself a new home two weeks later, signing forcompLexity, while NRG took a bit more to secure their fifth.

However, the acquisition of Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov will complete their lineup, with the 17-year-old Bulgarian set to represent NRG in the upcoming season of ESL Pro League.CeRq, who has made a name for himself in Outlaws, currently sits on a 1.20 rating with 301 maps played, but will have to prove his worth against tougher opposition soon.

The Bulgarian prodigy will be filling the AWPing role for NRG

Just a couple of months ago, we’ve outlined CeRq’s talents in our first “One for the future” article, and the Bulgarian mentioned that he plans to go international somewhere down the line. It seems that that plan came to fruition sooner than expected, as NRG added him to their roster that now features three North American and two European players.

NRG is now:

Canada Damian “daps” Steele
United States Jacob “FugLy” Medina
United States Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte
Denmark Allan “AnJ” Jensen
Bulgaria Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov

17 08, 2017


Outlaws have announced that they have bolstered their squad with the additions of Ivan “Rock1nG” Stratiev and Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov, while Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov is set to leave the team.

Ivan “Rock1nG” Stratiev returns to Outlaws just two weeks after announcing that he was seeking pastures new following his teammates’ decision to bench him.

Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov, who burst onto the competitive scene in Bpro, had been strongly tipped to join Outlaws after playing for the team in the recent European online qualifier for ESL One New York, in which the Bulgarians lost out to eventual winners PRIDE in the semi-final stage.

Outlaws are in talks with another organisation over CeRq’s transfer

The 17-year-old joins the team on a trial basis, stepping into the shoes of Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov, who has been benched “for an indefinite period of time” amid rumours that the player is on the verge of moving to North America to pursue his career.

“Having been part of Outlaws for about a year, CeRq has proved his valuable role in the team and is ready to open a new chapter in his career with our support,” said Outlaws team manager Lachezar Lazarov.

Outlaws, who will take on Vexed Academy later today in the semi-finals of Legend Series #3, have the following roster:

Bulgaria Nikolay “niki1” Pantaleev
Bulgaria Nikola “NK4Y” Radushev
Bulgaria Teodor “SPELLAN” Nikolov
Bulgaria Ivan “Rock1nG” Stratiev
Bulgaria Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov (trial)

Bulgaria Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov (transfer listed)

11 08, 2017


HellRaisers have announced that Vladyslav “bondik” Nechyporchuk, who joined the team in April 2016, will be placed on the transfer list while the team tries out two new players: Issa “ISSAA” Murad and Özgür “woxic” Eker.

With Martin “STYKO” Styk’s move to mousesports earlier this month, the HellRaisers lineup that was formed almost a year ago, when Bence “DeadFox” Böröcz joined on trial, has come to an end.

Following the Slovakian’s departure, HellRaisers have announced that another long-term member will be leaving the active lineup: Vladyslav “bondik” Nechyporchuk. The former “” player will be forced to look for new opportunities in the offseason as HellRaisers decided to “refresh the roster.”

woxic will be trialing for HellRaisers

To fill in the gaps, HellRaisers have added two young players—Özgür “woxic” Eker and Issa “ISSAA” Murad—on a trial basis. The 18-year-old Turk impressed in DarkPassage before the team went their separate ways, and the 20-year-old Jordanian got some spotlight playing in FPL and representingSpotnet. Recently, the two players joined up to play in the mix team Gux & Friends, most notably competing in ESEA Premier S25.

The duo will now make the jump to a higher level of competition with HellRaisers, who are set to compete in ESL Pro League as well as in various qualifiers soon.

In HellRaisers’ official release, the team’s coach Ivan “Johnta”Shevcov stated that the squad shouldn’t take a long time to adapt to the changes:

“After the transfer period, we need to refresh the roster to feel new opportunities. Due to certain inconsistencies between the players in the working process, it’s been decided to put Vlаdуslаv on the transfer market. We believe that it’s for the best for both him and the team.”

“In the meantime, we’re adding “new blood” to the team and will test the players for open positions. After spending a lot of time considering variants and negotiating with players, we’ve decided to work with such young players as w0xic and ISSAA, who have been showing decent results at both ESEA Premier and FPL.”

“We’ll also experiment with the in-game roles of our players to make sure everyone feels comfortable. Results of these experiments won’t take long, we’re about to have a very active gaming period: the qualifiers for TOUR MYKONOS, ESL One New York, matches at EPL will start very soon, and our players burst to go into action! :)”

HellRaisers are currently:

Ukraine Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow
Slovakia Patrik “Zero” Žúdel
Hungary Bence “DeadFox” Böröcz
Turkey Özgür “woxic” Eker (trial)
Jordan Issa “ISSAA” Murad (trial)

Ukraine Ivan “Johnta” Shevcov (coach)

Ukraine Vladyslav “bondik” Nechyporchuk (transfer list)

5 08, 2017


As had been rumored since the end of the PGL Major in Krakow, Miikka “suNny” Kemppi has joined the ranks of mousesports.

The German organization has announced today the signing ofMiikka “suNny” Kemppi, in a move which had been widely speculated to happen this offseason. The Finn, who is leavingPENTA, will be stepping in the shoes of the Spanish ex-mousesports player Christian “loWel” Garcia Antoran.

The Finnish rifler will fill loWel’s spot on the team

After disappointing runs at ESL One Cologne and the PGL Major in Krakow, where mousesports went out in the group stages, the German organization has shaken up its lineup with the inclusion of suNny, the second Finn after Aleksi“allu” Jalli to play for the organization.

“We had an eye on suNny for a while now and he proved his caliber with some amazing performances at the Major. From our very first talk with Miikka I was impressed with his hunger for success and his passion for the game. I feel this is something our team has been missing. I am confident he will take the next step here at mousesports and prove to be a great addition to the team.”

– Stefan Wendt, CGO of mousesports

“I want to play for trophies with this team and I will do whatever I can to accomplish that. We are looking for consistent success, that is the most important goal now. We can only do it with hard work and time but with group of players here at mousesports and organization backing us, I am really confident that this team can go far together.”

– Miika “suNny” Kemppi

suNny’s offline debut with the team will come later this month, at DreamHack Masters Malmö, a tournament for which mouz qualified last month after beating teams likeSpace Soldiers and FlipSid3.

With this move, the roster of mousesports is as follows:

Netherlands Chris “chrisJ” de Jong
Czech Republic Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný
Estonia Robin “ropz” Kool
Germany Denis “denis” Howell
Finland Miikka “suNny” Kemppi

Ukraine Sergey “lmbt” Bezhanov (coach


3 08, 2017


After almost ten months on loan, Abay “HObbit” Khasenov has joined Gambit on a permanent basis as the CIS organization bought out his contract from Tengri for $100,000.

The news of the buyout comes shortly after Gambit’s PGL Major Krakow victory in which Abay “HObbit” Khasenovplayed an instrumental role, especially in the grand final. The transfer fee, which is $100,000, has become the highest transfer price in the CIS region.

Since Tengri loaned HObbit to Gambit in October, 2016,HObbit & company have won DreamHack Winter 2016, DreamHack Austin 2017, and PGL Major Krakow 2017. Gambithave also made the playoffs at the ELEAGUE Major 2017 in January.

HObbit was on loan for almost a year

Alongside his team’s success, HObbit flourished as an individual under Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko’s command, averaging 1.17 rating (2.0) in all competitions and never averaging below 1.02 rating (2.0) in offline events.

Gambit’s lineup consists of:

Kazakhstan Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev
Ukraine Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko
Russia Mihail “Dosia” Stolyarov
Kazakhstan Rustem “mou” Telepov
Kazakhstan Abay “HObbit” Khasenov


30 07, 2017


MVP has announced the disbandment of Hyun-Pyo “XigN” Lee’s squad, MVP Project, and the addition of Ronald “Rambo” Kim to MVP PK as coach.

Back in November 2015, MVP revealed the signing of a Korean roster surrounding the likes of Hyun-Pyo “XigN” Lee and Hae-Sung “HSK” Kim. Since then, the team has been going through some player changes and, according to the official statement, they “couldn’t align [the team’s chemistry] the way it needed to be”.

HSK’s MVP Project have disbanded

Among other achievements, MVP Project managed to grab a third place in the IeSF World Championship 2016 and to qualify for the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals after placing 1-2nd in the Chinese qualifier. Last October, the former Team 3D player Ronald “Rambo” Kim joined the team as a coach, but will now be coaching the other MVP squad,MVP PK, as revealed in the official statement:

Today our organization will miss familiar faces as we are saddened to announce the disbanding of one of our CS:GO teams, MVP Project. Due to several roster changes in the past 8 months, the team’s chemistry couldn’t align the way it needed to be. We are very proud of Project’s accomplishments as having reached top 25 in the world and contending as a top team in Asia, and wish the players the very best in their future. As for the future of MVP CS:GO, we will now focus our efforts on our other team, MVP PK by transitioning Project’s coach, Rambo.

With this, the following players are now without a team:

Korea Hyun-Pyo “XigN” Lee
Korea Hae-Sung “HSK” Kim
Korea Jung-Hyeon “rindA” Jeon
Korea Soon-Woo “Argency” Kwon
Korea Soo-Yong “kAyle” Jung

With the transition of the former MVP Project coach to MVP PK, here is how the latter’s roster currently looks:

Korea Keun-Chul “solo” Kang
Korea Seon-Ho “termi” Pyeon
Korea Min-Soo “glow” Kim
Korea Bum-Ki “peri” Jung
Korea Min-Seok “zeff” Park

United States Ronald “Rambo” Kim (coach)


29 07, 2017


Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács and Denis “seized” Kostin have stepped down from Natus Vincere’s active roster, the organization announced on the website.

The move comes as aftermath of Natus Vincere’s mixed results this year, such as group stage exits at DreamHack Open Tours, ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals, and most recently the PGL Major, where the organization lost its Legends status which they held since ESL One Cologne 2014.

According to Na`Vi’s release, Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács andDenis “seized” Kostin have been placed on the transfer list while they retain their contract with the organization for the time being. While the latter hasn’t commented on his future,GuardiaN tweeted two days ago that if a change was coming, the decision would be his own.

Only Edward remains from Na`Vi’s core that played together since late 2013

Both of the departing players have been long-standing members of Na`Vi’s active roster, with the Russian reaching nearly four years with the organization, while the Slovakian AWPer arrived in December 2013.

During their time in Natus Vincere, the two players garnered several trophies, including the first season of ESL Pro League, IEM San José, and ESL One New York, among others, as well as runners-up finishes at two consecutive Majors, DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca and MLG Columbus.

Natus Vincere are left with the following players:

Ukraine Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev
Ukraine Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
Russia Egor “flamie” Vasilyev

Ukraine Andrey “Andi” Prokhorov (coach)


27 07, 2017


Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker has joined compLexity ahead of Fragadelphia 11.

The move comes almost two weeks after the organizationparted ways with Kia “Surreal” Man who had been with the team for more than a year after he moved to the US from the UK.

The organization explained that the decision was based on performance and was made by the players, coaching staff, and management.

yay will be in action at Fragadelphia 11

compLexity have now found their fifth player in Jaccob “yay”Whiteaker who has competed with various ESEA Main and Premier teams since 2015. The player will step up to the primary AWPer role in compLexity.

“When we began looking at new players for the AWP role, yay was not at the top of the list. It took just one practice session to change that opinion.” said Kyle Bautista, General Manager of compLexity.

“Though Jaccob does not have the experience that some other player options possessed, he has demonstrated skills that are rarely found at even the highest levels of play.”

“His youth may be just what is needed to rejuvenate the squad and kickstart our results in the upcoming season. We’re excited to be taking a chance on a young gun, and we hope it pays off!”

compLexity’s new roster will make their debut in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where Fragadelphia 11 will take place from July 28-30. You can visit our event page to find out more information about the tournament.

compLexity’s active lineup is below:

United Kingdom Rory “dephh” Jackson
United States Derek “desi” Branchen
Canada Bradley “ANDROID-X23” Fodor
United States Alec “Slemmy” White
United States Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker

United States Matt “Warden” Dickens (coach)