Transfer Thursday — September 17
Transfer Thursday — September 17, Chinese Dota 2 chaos, MIBR, GeT RiGhT, and more
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.
Damian "daps" Steele announced his retirement from the Gen.G CS:GO roster. The Canadian has been the cornerstone of the squad since the organization entered the discipline: the roster was built around him and his two teammates Kenneth "koosta" Suen and Timothy "autimatic" Ta. Under his leadership, the club achieved significant success: winners at DreamHack Open Anaheim and ESL One: Road to Rio North American regional tournament.
The player will not leave the team immediately but will finish the 12th season of the ESL Pro League with Gen.G.
Moving on from Gen.Ghttps://t.co/O7dG3eJ2y7— daps (@daps) September 11, 2020
Will still finish out EPL with the team until they find a 5th or standin
Immediately after the announcement of daps' departure, there were rumors about his possible transition to VALORANT. Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik tweeted that his representatives will contact the former Gen.G player.
What's Up With MIBR? They struggled a lot, but when will the line be crossed?
GeT_RiGhT and Xizt Benched by Dignitas
Team Envy has completed its roster ahead of the start of the second season of the Flashpoint league. The missing slot was filled by Briton Thomas "Thomas" Utting from Endpoint.
Thomas shined as a member of NoChance, the core of which currently stands for GODSENT. Then his career continued at Phoenix, and in January of this year he became a player in the British Endpoint, but he did not manage to achieve success with the roster. You can read more about the transfer in Felix Bergeron's article: Thomas Rounds Out Team Envy's CS:GO Roster.
ENCE roster changes
ENCE has suspended their coach Slaava "Twista" Räsänen. An experienced mentor admitted to using that bug in one case. The incident happened once in 2017 when Twista coached iGame.com. ESIC assured ENCE that Räsänen could continue to coach the squad pending an investigation, but the club decided to remove the mentor.
As of today, we have suspended our CS:GO Head Coach @TwistaCSGO. This week he has notified us of a coaching bug incident back in 2017. After consulting ESIC to investigate the matter, we have decided to suspend him from his duties until further notice.https://t.co/MUKbTXkawN— ENCE (@ENCE) September 11, 2020
HONORIS honors STOMP
HONORIS Esports, founded by the legendary Poles Filip "NEO" Kubski and Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas, said goodbye to their sniper Daniel "STOMP" Płomiński. The player has been a member of HONORIS since May this year after leaving Illuminar. The change was due to unsatisfactory results — the team was unable to make it to the ESL Polish Championship and is holding the last places in the top 100 according to HLTV.
Szeregi HONORIS opuszcza dziś @STOMPK1NG.— HONORIS (@honorisgg) September 10, 2020
Decyzję podjęliśmy wspólnie, podobnie jak wspólnie doszliśmy do wniosku, że najlepszym co obecnie możemy dla HONORIS zrobić, będzie kontynuacja testowania kolejnych zawodników.
Daniel dziękujemy za czas, który spędziłeś z nami! pic.twitter.com/Bi7QbrmD3G
Oh well, a lot of things happened in Dota 2 this week. Let's dig in.
Updating the T1 roster
The Korean esports club T1, playing in Southeast Asia, made another change in the Dota 2 team. Galvin "Meracle" Kang and Nicholas "xFreedom" Kelvin (coach) left the roster. Earlier this summer, Lee "Forev" Sang-don left the roster and was replaced by Samson Solomon Enojosa "Sam_H" Hidalgo. There is currently no information on who will replace the coach and player.
Today we part ways with Meracle and Xfreedom. We thank both for their contribution to the team and with all the best in the future. pic.twitter.com/WA4j8Uej6l— T1 (@T1) September 16, 2020
Chinese Dota 2 Reshuffles
It was a busy week for Chinese Dota fans! All the greatest organizations have updates in their rosters, with 4AM finally confirming their squad. You can check all the most important information through the links below (with comments, insides, thoughts and more):
Vici Gaming announcement
PSG.LGD and EHOME new rosters
Four Angry Men enters Dota 2
Fnatic updates Dota 2 roster
New Sparking Arrows
Sparking Arrow Gaming has signed three persons to their roster. Xiao "XCJ" Chaojian, position 5 player, joins from Team Sirius on trial; Wang "J" Wenjun came from Team Aster where he was inactive to play as the main carry; Ou "Op" Peng was named the team's new coach.
SAG's current roster:
- Wang "J" Wenjun
- Deng "Dstones" Lei
- Su "Flywin" Lei
- Xun "September" Zhichuan
- Xiao "XCJ" Chaojian
That's all for today! See you next week! Stay tuned at our socials: Twitter and Instagram.