StarSeries & i-League Season 8 is currently underway; however, there are still many free agents in the CS:GO market. Teams are finalizing their CS:GO rosters and organizations such as OG, 100Thieves, Dignitas and Splyce have yet to announce their complete rosters.
Here are the most significant roster changes in the CS:GO world recently.
Oskar announces Free Agency
Today is the day when my contract with @HELLRAISERSgg ends. Thank you for the opportunity u gave me. Sadly it didnt work out in the end. About my future, im still looking forward to play at the highest level, i still have something to offer. With love, your free_agent1337
— Tomáš Šťastný (@CSGOoskar) October 15, 2019
Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný’s contract with Hellraisers has come to its conclusion and the Czech sniper is now a free agent. Oskar reached his best form during his time on mousesports but had a relatively quieter time on Hellraisers. The CIS team finished 12-14th at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019.
NiP add Threat as Strategic Coach
The Swedish team is rebuilding their roster and coaching staff after parting ways with Get_RiGhT. NiP brought back a familiar face in THREAT who can help deepen the team’s strategic depth.
WELCOME BACK – @THREAT_CS
— Ninjas in Pyjamas ?? (@NiPGaming) October 18, 2019
THREAT is not new to NiP and was a crucial part of the roster’s climb to the Number One rank in 2016. He joins Pita on the coaching staff for NiP.
Players leave Swole Patrol
The following players announced their departure from Swole Patrol. The players’ decision comes after Swole Patrol’s poor performance at ESL Pro League Season 10.
Leaving Swole Patrol officially as of today. Sad to say but the results over the past few months have been pretty rough. I’m open to offers or opportunities, just send me a dm or email me at [email protected]
Looking forward to starting fresh and taking what I’ve learned.
— yayster (@yay_csgo) October 16, 2019
As of today, I decided to step down from Swole Patrol and relook at myself as a player and what I want to achieve. These past couple months have been rough and I don’t want to be the type to tweet how I will grind or do this and that.
— Yassine ?? (@Subroza) October 13, 2019
As of today I will no longer be playing with Swole, last few months have been tough both individually and results wise, I wish nothing but the best for the team!
I’m open to any offers in either NA or EU, you can contact me through twitter DM or email [email protected]!
— Jordan Montemurro (@Zellsis) October 13, 2019
At the time of writing, the Swole Patrol CS:GO roster comprises:
- Braxton ‘swag’ Pierce
- Jason ‘neptune’ Tran
- Danny ‘fRoD’ Montaner (coach)
Heretics sign Devoduvek; Logan out
Heretics signed David “devoduvek” Dobrosavljevic to join Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey as they seek to rebuild their CS:GO roster. Devoduvek will take Logan “LOGAN” Corti’s place in the starting lineup.
— Team Heretics (@TeamHeretics) October 18, 2019
The complete Heretics CS:GO roster is:
- David ‘Davidp’ Prins
- Bryan ‘Maka’ Canda
- Fabien ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey
- Lucas ‘Lucky’ Chastang
- David ‘devoduvek’ Dobrosavljevic
Dimasick joins Pro100
@dimasickCSGO officially becomes the fifth PRO100 player
— PRO100 (@pro100official) October 21, 2019
Dmitry ‘dimasick’ Matvienko joins Pro100 after nearly one month of trial. Pro100 is currently competing in the WePlay! Forge of Masters Season 2: Online Stage.
The Pro100 CS:GO roster is:
- Dmitry ‘dimasick’ Matvienko
- Georgi ‘WorldEdit’ Yaskin
- Jan ‘wayLander’ Rahkonen
- Alexey ‘NickelBack’ Trofimov
- Mareks ‘YEKINDAR’ Gaļinskis
Calyx departs Windigo
Windigo’s dismal results following SECTOR: MOSBET and their last-place finish at ESL Pro League Season 10 Group stages culminated in a roster change for the team.
Lost to @ARCYgg on sector league it was my last game with the boys after epl, i didn’t agree at some points with organization so we decide to not continue together from now i am free agent.
If you want to contact me or my manager via :
— Buğra Arkın (@CalyxCSGO) October 22, 2019
Buğra ‘Calyx’ Arkın is no longer a part of the Windigo lineup after he finishes his four-month trial period on the team. Calyx is now a free agent and on the lookout for new teams.
Movistar Riders sign Steel; Lowel Returns
Movistar Riders made changes to their CS:GO team and added Lucas ‘steel’ Lopes, the first Brazilian player to their CS:GO roster. Their roster shuffle also brings back a familiar face for the Spanish team. Joining Movistar Riders will be Christian ‘loWel’ Garcia Antoran.
It will be interesting to see these new teams develop over the next few months.
Written by Rohan Samal