Transfer Thursday — October 15

Oct 14 2020 3 min read

Transfer Thursday — October 15. Es3tag, 100Thieves, Edward, Forev, and more!

Transfer Thursday is a 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.


In CS:GO, the past week was highlighted with two huge things. Let's dive in!

No More Thieves. At least, for now

100 Thieves announced its retirement from the professional CS:GO scene. The decision was made due to the ambiguous situation in the season, as well as due to the concentration of all significant tournaments in Europe, which is far away from the club's Los Angeles headquarters.

Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag, 100 Thieves CEO, spoke about it all in a video message.

Nadeshot said that the organization can possibly return to the discipline after the COVID situation is resolved.

Ex-lineup of 100 Thieves:

  • Aaron "AZR" Ward
  • Justin "jks" Savage
  • Joakim "jkaem" Mirbostad
  • Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas
  • Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai

Es3tag joins Cloud9

Astralis parted ways with Patrick "Es3tag" Hansen, who was transferred to the North American organization Cloud9. 


While HenryG still wants to complete the roster with the sixth player, Astralis seems to be totally fine with the sale. They now have 6 active squad members, with Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth joining the team a week before. You can read more at Astralis' official release.

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Edward is back on track

Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev decided to find a new team. He was put inactive at NAVI in 2019, playing with Winstrike on loan and in Selectah mix after. 

Vitality wants more

Guillaume "neL" Canelo announced that Team Vitality is looking to expand their roster to six active players, with Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom, the brother of outgoing VALORANT Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom.

Nivera is a Team Heretics star player with an average rating of 1.12 this year. It is reported that the official announcement will take place as soon as the Belgian signs a contract with the new club, but he will not be able to debut until the BLAST Premier Fall Series at the end of October.

Dignitas signs two

Last month, Dignitas announced the departure of Richard "Xizt" Landström and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, and the names of their successors were revealed this week: ex-Nordavind player Haris "H4RR3" Hadžić and the young Swede Ludwig "HEAP" Alonso, who previously played for the little-known teams EsportsAdviser, sygytt, and Begrip Gaming.

Dignitas newcomers will be able to prove themselves in early November when the second season of the Flashpoint League kicks off. The team finished 10th last season.

Dota 2

Fnatic has announced the return of their ex-player Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong to the Dota 2 roster. After a failed experiment with Nico "eyyou" Barcelon, who returned to play after a year's hiatus, the club needed a new player for pos4. Fnatic joked on their Facebook account that they found the best replacement for Jabz: Jabz himself.

The team's standings at BTS Pro Series Season 3: Southeast Asia were Sangdon "Forev" Lee and Kenny "Xepher" Deo, and this move clearly didn't work — Fnatic finished last in the tournament.

It remains for the organization to sign one more player to replace Daryl "iceiceice" Koh, who has left the team as a free agent.

Adroit's Forev leaves

The abovementioned Sangdon "Forev" Lee has left Team Adroit, where he was a stand-in. Instead, the organization has signed Nikko "Nikko" Bilocura, a young and unknown prospect.


That's all for today! See you next week! Stay tuned at our socials: Twitter and Instagram.


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