Transfer Thursday — October 22

Oct 21 2020 2 min read

Transfer Thursday — October 22 ⚡⚡⚡ Esports news, analytics, reviews on WePlay! The latest news on WePlay!

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.


Cloudy Season

Cloud9 has completed their CS:GO roster. Former Astralis player Patrick "es3tag" Hansen turned out to be the latest acquisition. The contract with the player was signed for three years, and the total amount of the deal reached $2,1million. You can read our main CS:GO specialist Felix "Frog" Bergeron's article about the built squad here:

Cloud9's Colossus Completes Starting Five

Nivera Signs

Last week's rumors (at least one of them) have been confirmed. Team Vitality was looking to expand its roster to six active players, and Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom came to the roster on last Friday. Check out our thoughts about the transfer through the link below.

Nivera Joins Team Vitality as Sixth Player — What Does It Mean For Them?


Lions News

The Spanish club MAD Lions also confirmed changes in their Danish CS:GO roster. Former x6tence players Ismail "refrezh" Ali and Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen replaced Pavel "innocent" Motsek, who became inactive, and Asger "⁠AcilioN" Larsen, who left for Copenhagen Flames.

Refrezh and HooXi played for Copenhagen Flames in the past and then spent three months at the Vodafone Giants' subsidiary club x6tence. MAD Lions will debut in early November in the second season of the Flashpoint League.

Dota 2

Gambit Esports has announced the long-awaited Dota 2 roster. The new stack looks like this:

  • Anton "yy" Shkredov
  • Artem "Lorenof" Melnik
  • Andrey "meLes" Romanov
  • Danial "XSvamp1Re" Alibaev
  • Albert "eine" Garayev


Kiyalbek "Dream" Tayirov and Danil "gpk" Skutin, who remained from the last iteration of the team, remain on the bench. Their further fate is currently unknown.

Midas Club Rise From Ashes

Filipe "Astini" Astini, the coach of Havan Liberty's Dota 2 roster, has announced that he and his boys are leaving the club. After a series of unfortunate results, the sides decided to part ways.


Guild Esports, know for being co-owned by David Beckham, has signed the Bonk stack for their VALORANT team.

The roster showed decent results lately and regularly took prizes in tournaments over the past two months. They are top-3 of our VALORANT power rankings for October: Europe. 

Guild Esports VALORANT Roster:

  • Malkolm "bonkar" Rench
  • Yacine "Yacine" Laghmari
  • Leo "ziz" Jannesson
  • William "draken" Sundin
  • Filip "goffe" Gauffin

World Esports Stands for Charity and Peace in Ukraine

Donate to Techiia Foundation to support charity and people of Ukraine for those who suffer the most, for those who protect the country from the Russian army forces right now and for those who will never return from this war but remain in our hearts forever.

qr code
Go BIG or Go Home: BIG's Savvy Approach to Esports
Raising Dota 2 MMR With Ease


CS:GO Logo
NG Esports Completes Its Asian Superteam
The Champions of First Strike
The Storylines of First Strike North America
CS:GO Logo
SINNERS Esports Signs oksar
The Storylines of First Strike Europe

Other Categories

WePlay Promotes

Stand with Ukraine


Ukrainian Army NBU Fundraising


Come Back Alive Foundation