DreamHack Masters Malmo saw Fnatic win the Swedish event, overcoming teams like Astralis and Vitality. CS:GO teams are finalizing their rosters with tournaments like StarSeries & i-League Season 8 and BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019 coming up.
Here are the most significant changes in the scene following DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019.
Heretics sign Lucky
After signing Fabien ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey to their CS:GO lineup, Heretics announced another change to their team. Lucas ‘Lucky’ Chastang replaces Gaetan ‘JiNKZ’ Jamin on the Heretics roster. The former Cloud9 player joins former teammate David ‘Davidp’ Prins on the Heretics lineup.
Lucas joins our CSGO roster where he will meet again Davidp and Maka to work their way to the top alongside Kio and Logan. pic.twitter.com/V0TvVB61JL
— Team Heretics (@TeamHeretics) October 8, 2019
The complete Heretics roster comprises of the following players:
- David ‘Davidp’ Prins
- Bryan ‘Maka’ Canda
- Logan ‘LOGAN’ Corti
- Fabien ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey
- Lucas ‘Lucky’ Chastang
Team Heretics debuted their new roster at the SECTOR: MOSTBET tournament. However, with little time for the new roster to prepare, Heretics faced an early exit from the $50 thousand tournament.
OpTic Gaming disband
After months of sub-par performances and with uncertainty about the future of the OpTic brand, their CS:GO roster disbanded. Their dismal performance at ESL Pro League Season 10: Europe was the tipping point for multiple members on the team.
What do you expect honestly? We havent had a days pracc or anything. We are in a fucked situation all the fucking time.
— Kristian Wienecke (@k0nfigCS) October 10, 2019
I have decided to bench myself. When I joined Optic, the plan was to build a strong team and buy out strong players, but because of optic getting sold, that changed and we have constantly been in a position where we couldn’t build a proper team. 1/2
— Mathias Lauridsen (@MSLcsgo) October 11, 2019
Players like Mathias ‘MSL’ Lauridsen and Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke publicly announced free agencies, while North Gaming picked up CajunB.
Cajunb returns to the North
Danish CS:GO team North Gaming announced the addition of René ‘cajunb’ Borg immediately following OpTic’s disbandment. CajunB replaces Valdemar ‘valde’ Bjørn, who will reportedly join the International OG roster.
“I can contribute with a lot of experience,” states cajunb. “I have been abroad two times and it has taught me a lot on how to approach the game. It has also given me discipline, and I think I can show the guys how to approach things.”
CajunB’s return to North Gaming comes amidst role changes for the North players. With Valde’s departure, Nicklas ‘gade’ Gade now holds the mantle of the In-Game Leader on North.
“I can show the guys how we can approach things”
— North (@TheNorthIsHere) October 11, 2019
The North Gaming CS:GO roster:
- Nicklas ‘gade’ Gade
- Philip ‘aizy’ Aistrup
- Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye
- Jakob ‘JUGi’ Hansen
- René ‘cajunb’ Borg
Cadian joins Heroic
Casper ‘cadiaN’ Møller has officially signed the papers with Danish organization Heroic. The 24-year-old player will serve as an AWPer for the team with Snappi as the In-Game Leader.
“I am super thrilled to join Heroic, and to join a team with high ambitions, high potential, and high dedication,” cadiaN says. “I believe the future is very bright, and I’m honestly so happy to be back playing.”
Heroic announced Cadian’s addition after a two-week stand-in period.
Finally, the replacement for blameF is set. @caspercadiaN who played with us during the last weeks as a stand-in will join the roster long term.
— Heroic (@heroicgg) October 11, 2019
Cadian’s first official match for Heroic ended with him top-fragging against Ninjas in Pyjamas. Heroic won the ESL Pro League Group stage match 2-0 thanks mainly to 45 kills by the debutante.
SicK no longer tied to Complexity
Former Complexity player, Hunter ‘SicK’ Mims announced free agency and no longer represents Complexity Gaming. The North American team is creating a stronger CS:GO roster, after their dismal performance at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019.
No story or excuses regarding my time with Complexity. I will simply prove that I deserve a spot in the pro CS circuit. I am now a free agent, open to offers. Will be spending my time owning NA FPL for now.
— Hunter Mims (@SicK_cs) October 10, 2019
Complexity founder and CEO’s dream of building a CS:GO juggernaut has faced many obstacles. With European players unwilling to move to Dallas, Complexity has their task cut out for them.
Syman complete their CS:GO roster
Today, David ‘n0rb3r7’ Danielyan officially becomes the fifth player in our #CSGO roster!
— Syman Gaming (@symangg) October 8, 2019
CIS team Syman completes their CS:GO roster after signing David ‘n0rb3r7’ Danielyan on loan from Winstrike.
Which teams are left?
With rumors of a CS:GO closed league in the works, many new organizations are looking to enter the scene. Organizations such as OG, Dignitas, Splyce and 100 Thieves, have yet to announce their player rosters.
The upcoming weeks promise more excitement, especially with new players becoming available on the market. EsportzNetwork will keep CS:GO fans updated with the latest roster news.
Written by Rohan Samal