Transfer Thursday — August 27
Transfer Thursday — August 27
Transfer Thursday is a brand new regular section where you can learn about significant transfers, resignings, and line-up changes that have happened in the worlds of CS:GO, Dota 2 and other disciplines over the past week.
North esports organization has finally filled the void left in the main squad following the departure of Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye. The new member of the roster is the Swede Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson, who previously played with Ninjas in Pajamas. The veteran player has spent the past few months on NiP's bench, with Hampus "hampus" Poser, who came from GamerLegion, playing in his place. As part of the new team, Lekr0 will return to his usual position of chief rifler.
The Swede made his North debut in a victorious match against forZe at the Nine to Five 3 tournament on Tuesday.
Winstrike has officially introduced the fifth player and the new captain of their CS:GO team - Alexey "NickelBack" Trofimov. The former pro100 member played for his new team as a stand-in at the Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup, Nine to Five 2, and FunSpark ULTI 2020 Europe Qualifier, and now is signed as ful-time.
Team coach Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov commented on the signing:
"I am very glad that we managed to sign Alexey. We have known him for a long time and played together for quite a long time. Over the past few years, he has done a good job and has grown as a player and as a person. Therefore, I have no doubt that he will perfectly suit our team and lead the team to victories. At the moment, we practice 6 days a week and do our best to catch the chance to get to the Major. Even if we lost a significant number of points when the player left, if there is a chance, it is worth clinging to. We will also participate in other tournaments and do our best to please our fans."
c0ntact roster update
Journalist and insider Jarek "DeKay" Lewis told DBLTAP that c0ntact will test Owen "smooya" Butterfield and Lotan "Spinx" Giladi as stand-ins. They will take the places of Luka "emi" Vukovich and Georgi "SHiPZ" Grigorov.
This information was later confirmed by smooya himself on his personal Twitter account.
I will be standing in for @c0ntactCS the next couple of weeks. Excited to get back into official matches with a dedicated team, thank you for the chance @NeiL_Mcs🥳— Owen Butterfield (@smooyacs) August 24, 2020
I will be joining as 2nd AWP along side the beast @SpinxCSGO, super pumped to see what we can achieve pic.twitter.com/u2YrtuNv3d
Real Betis CS:GO news. Wait, what?
The esports division of the Spanish club Real Betis has announced a new CS:GO squad after parting ways with the old one. The new roster will feature the Swedish trio of Sead "Djury" Jahovic, Jovan "aybeN" Mucibabic and Alexander "jayzaR" Zharkovich, who will be joined by young Briton Kai "CYPHER" Watson. The fifth member of the roster will be known before the start of the ESEA Advanced league.
OFFSET has announced the signing of former Movistar Riders sniper Rajohn "EasTor" Linato. The Spaniard was benched in his previous team at the end of July, while Sebastian "larsen" Larsen took his place.
In the new team, he will join his compatriot Miguel "drifking" García Bermell. The new roster will be tested at ESEA MDL, One Tap League, and ESL Masters Season 8 Promotion.
É com muito prazer que anunciamos que contamos com a experiência e conhecimento de Rajohn “@EasTor_CSGO” Linato para fechar o nosso line-up de CS:GO. 💙🤍— OFFSET Esports (@Offset_Esports) August 25, 2020
🇵🇹 Bem-vindo EasTor
🇪🇸 Bienvenido EasTor
🇬🇧 Welcome EasTor#NoDaysOFF
@betpt | @asusrogpt | @noblechairs | #FastioGO pic.twitter.com/13HqEBKJbV
Cyber Legacy confirms
Cyber Legacy, who are unbeaten in the Divine Division of the OMEGA League, announced the permanent signing of Eugene "Blizzy" Ree. Prior to that, the player acted in the team as a stand-in for a month. Five victories in the group stage put Cyber Legacy into the playoffs of the Divine Division, which starts on August 30th.
Royal Never Give Up's players Du "Monet" Peng and Liu "白学家" Yuhao has completed their move to Team Aster, according to RNG's post in Weibo. It is not yet understandable who will depart from Aster, with only Kee Chyuan "ChYuan" Ng becoming inactive.
Team Aster current roster and positions:
- Du "Monet" Peng — safelane
- Song "Sccc" Chun — safelane (probably will be inactive)
- Liu "白 学家" Yuhao — midlane
- Lin "Xxs" Jing — offlane
- Pan "Fade" Yi — soft support
- Ye "BoBoKa" Zhibiao — hard support