CSGO roster changes are a must for esports teams to place among the best in the world. Professional players perform with quick reactions, and fast thinking strategies to attack or defend is vital for performance. Just like in Football, esports organisations sign on new players, however finding the right player may lead to a few setbacks in communication, strategy and skills in preparation for tournaments.
Some roster changes took place in top teams like Cloud 9, MIBR and Faze Clan. Hopefully, with practice, newly joined gamers will contribute to their respective units in the hopes of winning matches and grand esports titles.
Tarik left Cloud 9 while STYKO and Golden stand-in
The American esports team, Cloud 9 has announced on their social media that former teammate, Tarik Celik has left the organisation. The former in-game leader will be joining Made in Brazil to play alongside another former C9 player Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip.
C9 still have the winning trio that won Eleague Major Boston 2018, Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba, Tyler ‘skadoodle’ Latham and Tim ‘autimatic’ Ta. At the beginning of 2018, Cloud 9 was the top CSGO team in the world, but then after the CS Summit 2, they did not keep up their unbeatable performances, which affected rankings, falling behind Team Liquid.
Mousesports benched Styko before ESL One Cologne, replacing him with former Virtus. Pro player, Janusz ‘Snax’ Pogorzelski. The opportunity arose for Styko to stand-in for Cloud 9 at ESL One Cologne 2018. However, the team was knocked out in the group stage after being defeated by Astralis and Navi. Despite the overall poor results, Styko can give another shot with C9 in the upcoming event, Eleague CSGO Premier 2018.
The former Fnatic in-game leader, Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim is the fifth player who will stand-in temporarily and will participate at the next esports event, the Eleague CSGO Premier 2018. In Golden’s pro career so far he has led his Fnatic team to victory at IEM Katowice 2018, the World Electronic Sports Games 2018, Esports Championship Series Season 4 Europe as well as at DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018.
MIBR acquire Tarik to replace Boltz
According to DBLTAP, Made in Brazil reached out to North American squad Cloud 9 that they were interested in signing on Tarik ‘Tarik’ Celik. Both units saw the need for change after failing to progress at ESL One Cologne, which was one of the worst performances in 2018. MIBR’s acquisition of Tarik means that he will reunite with Stewie2K and will replace Ricardo ‘Boltz’ Prass who moved to the bench.
MIBR CSGO team are the great squad that previously was known as SK Gaming, the same team that have won six International esports championships. Some of which include ESL One Cologne 2017, IEM Sydney 2017 and coming in second at Dreamhack Masters Las Vegas 2017. The new MIBR lineup will be competing together for the first time at Eleague CSGO Premier 2018.
Tarik explains his decision on his Twitlonger: “Although this decision was incredibly hard on me, I can’t help but say that I’m very excited to start working with my new teammates on MiBR. The sole reason I want to make this change is simple. I want to win, and I will do anything in my power to make that happen. Having the opportunity to play with the legendary core of SK and reunite with my former teammate is extremely thrilling for me. It won’t be an easy road, nor do I think we will become the best team overnight; however, I’m willing to bet that we will make it work one way or another.”
Olofmeister is back in action with Faze Clan
Faze Clan can breathe a sigh of relief now that Olof ‘Olofmeister’ Kajbjer will be back in action. He had taken leave for nearly three months from professional gaming back in April, due to personal reasons. Now the Swede meister of CSGO is ready for the fight and cannot wait to see Faze Clan back on its feet again. He will be making his comeback at the upcoming, Eleague CSGO Premier.
While Swedish player was on leave, Jørgen ‘cromen’ Robertsen stepped in for Faze. The unit kept up their consistency at events; the CS squad ranked in between third and fourth at events like ESL One Cologne 2018, ECS Season 5 – Finals, ESL Pro League Season 7 – finals. Cromen and Faze have also won two premier titles, IEM Sydney and ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018.
With the top team lineups in place for Eleague CSGO Premier. What is in store for you to witness between 21st till 29th July, you have yet to wait and see what happens…