Transfer Thursday — August, 6th
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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.
B8 new roster
First of all, some news from B8 Esports. The legendary mid player Danil "Dendi" Ishutin presented the new B8 roster in style. The team has already started playing at the OMEGA League, but after some time they had to make some switches. The previous roster was not successful and during its performances and set an anti-record for a series of defeats. The announcement of new players took place via a funny video:
B8 new Dota 2 roster:
Danil "Dendi" Ishutin
Arets "Crystallis" Remco
Oleg "Lasthero" Demidovich
Enis "5up" Elfki
Dmitry "Fishman" Polishchuk
T1 announce Forev to leave
Next, T1. The Korean esports organization has said farewell to Lee "Forev" Sang-don, who has been on the Dota 2 team after its introduction last year. Since then, the club has made many changes in the roster, but has not been able to achieve success: the highest place in a tier-2 event was #7, and only two victories were obtained in tier-3 tournaments - Hephaestus Cup and SEA Dota Invitational 2020.
T1 thanked the player for the time spent in the team:
금일부로 T1 DOTA2에서 활동한 Forev 이상돈 선수와 상호협의하에 계약을 종료하게 되었습니다. 이상돈 선수의 새로운 도전을 응원합니다.— T1 (@T1) July 30, 2020
Today we part ways with Forev. We highly appreciate his contribution to the team and wish him all the best.#T1WIN #T1Fighting pic.twitter.com/heiTyjDYvK
The following players remain in T1:
- Muhammad "inYourdreaM" Rizky
- Tri "Jhocam" Kunkoro
- Galvin "Meracle" Kang Jian Wen
- Wilson "Poloson" Koh
In May this year, Lucas "gla1ve" Rossander, a member of the Astralis CS:GO team, announced that he is taking a break due to his state of health, and Jacob "JUGi" Hansen would play with the roster instead of him. Now the Danish club has announced that JUGi is leaving the roster. He will be replaced by Lukas "Bubzkji" Andersen, who has joined from MAD Lions. Astralis CEO Kasper Hvidt said that the newcomer has signed a two-year contract with the team.
Renewed Astralis roster:
- Nikolai "device" Reedtz
- Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen
- Emil "magisk" Reif
- Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
- Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen
- Lucas "gla1ve" Rossander (inactive)
- Andreas "Xyp9x" Hojslet (inactive)
AdreN leaves Virtus.pro
Kazakh player Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubaev left Virtus.pro CS:GO roster. The organization announced this on the official website. AdreN joined VP in December 2019 along with the rest of the AVANGAR team. VP has not yet disclosed who will replace Dauren.
Team Liquid roster update
Team Liquid announced the signing of a contract with Michael "Grim" Wince, a young but very talented prospect. He replaced Nick "nitr0" Cannella in the CS:GO roster. Grim is known for playing for Team Dignitas, Spacestation Gaming, Triumph and other clubs.
But wait, we have... Even more? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/KXAba4fGZI— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) August 6, 2020
hoody's going VALORANT
Professional CS:GO player Aaro "hoody" Peltokangas has left HAVU. According to the statement published on the club's official Twitter account, the player is going to carve out his career in Riot Games' new tactical shooter VALORANT, but at the moment he is in the status of a free agent with restrictions. As part of HAVU, the 21-year-old Finn won bronze in the first season of the FLASHPOINT League.
It is currently unknown who will replace him in the team.
- Lasse "ZOREE" Uronen
- Ollie "sLowi" Pitkänen
- Joonas "doto" Forss
- Eetu "sAw" Saha
Wisla Krakow update
After a series of setbacks both on the international and home stage, the Polish esports organization Wisla Krakow made a substitution in the CS:GO roster. Dominik "fanatyk" Barkiet leaves the main roster, and ex x-kom and AVEZ player Patryk "ponczek" Wites, who already played in the Krakow squad on probation in March, was signed in his place.
At the moment, the Polish team has no scheduled matches, so the players will soon start a bootcamp at the Wisla Krakow stadium.