One team dissolves and another is formed
Esports player transfers: Week 20, 2020
Every Tuesday evening we bring you the latest esports player transfers from last week. Compared to previous ones there was a little less activity this time.
Bad News Bears
Bad news for Bad News Bears fans: The team is disbanding completely. After two players left the team within only 24 hours, and Bad News Bears was already struggling without the support of an organization, the team was dissolved.
Michael "dapr" Gulino announced that in the future he wants to concentrate on Riot Games' tactical shooter Valorant - like his former teammate Austin "crashies" Roberts. Jonathan "Jonji" Carey will now play for Chaos Esports Club, where he will replace Nathan "leaf" Orf.
Shortly afterwards, Will "dazzLe" Loafman also confirmed that the Bad News Bears no longer exist. Unlike some of his teammates he personally wants to stay loyal to CS:GO - even if only for now.
The two remaining players Peter "ptr" Gurney and Mitch "mitch" Semago have not yet commented on how things will go for them. We definitely wish all former Bad News Bears good luck on their further way, no matter in which game.
Not everything in CS:GO is going down the drain - a new team has been formed in Poland. Under the name HONORIS the Polish CS legends Filip "NEO" Kubski and Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas founded a team with some very promising talent.
NEO and TaZ are not unknown in the CS scene. They already played together in CS 1.6 before they switched to CS:GO. They played for Virtus.pro for almost five years and won several titles before the team started to fall apart in 2018.
Besides NEO and TaZ, the newly formed team consists of Wojciech "Prism" Zięba, Kamil "reiko" Cegiełko and Daniel "STOMP" Płomiński. They also managed to win Red Bull as an investor, so there's quite a lot of potential brewing.
- READ MORE: NEO, TaZ reunite in new team HONORIS
Even if no real transfer took place here, it is still worth mentioning. Jakob "JUGi" Hansen, who only recently signed with Astralis as the seventh man. He is already getting his debut, as Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander is out of the whole DreamHack Masters Spring due to illness.
Who would have thought that Astralis' strategy with a 5+ roster would pay off so early? We are curious if the team will be able to maintain its sensational performance even after a change and of course, we will keep you informed about the DreamHack Masters Spring.
- READ MORE: JUGi to debut for Astralis today
Secret announced that Filip "tudsoN" Tudev will be sitting on the bench from now on. Since tudsoN would like to return to his AWP position, which is currently occupied by Guy "anarkez" Trachtman, it was decided by mutual agreement to look for a new team for him.
We wish tudsoN good luck and keep our fingers crossed that he can soon hold the AWP in his hands again.
Kristoffer "Kristou" Aamand is loaned out to North as a stand-in to replace Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye, who is taking a long break due to illness.
Kjaerbye has been missing since the beginning of the month and has been replaced by North's coach Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson. Since Kjaerbye will probably be absent for a longer period of time, North has borrowed Kristou from AGF.
We wish Kjaerbye a quick recovery and wish the best of luck to Kristou in his new team.
League of Legends
One of the most famous coaches of the European League of Legends scene leaves the LEC. Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi has announced his move to Korea as head coach of SANDBOX Gaming. YamatoCannon will already be working as a coach in the LCK for the Summer Split.
This would make him the first European head coach in the LCK, even if this could be due to the fact that the former coach Kang "Laden" Byung-ho left the team at short notice in April and SANDBOX had to look for coaches outside the team. YamatoCannon is not a bad choice at all - he made it on the Worlds stage with both Splyce and Team Vitality before becoming a 2019 Caster for the LEC.
It'd be interesting to see what the LCK has in store for him and where he will lead SANDBOX Gaming to.
- READ MORE: YamatoCannon confirms move to Sandbox Gaming
Call of Duty
The Call of Duty World Champion Preston "Prestinni" Sanderson moves from the Florida Mutineers to the Chicago Huntsmen.
At the Chicago Huntsmen, he will play again with his brother Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson. In all probability, he will take the place of Peirce "Gunless" Hillman, for whom a new team is currently being sought.
Maybe we'll see this weekend in the Seattle Home Series if the siblings can reunite and continue their old success. We are keeping our fingers crossed.
Rainbow Six Siege
After the European Team Secret completely disbanded their Rainbow Six Siege Roster at the beginning of May, they have now introduced an all-new all-German roster.
Team Secret took over the OrgLess squad completely, which used to play for Natus Vincere. In Team Secret Niklas "KS" Massagers, Fynn "Drvn" Lorenzen, Kevin "Prano" Pranowitz, Vincent "Hife" Finkenwirth and Daniel "Exp0" Massagers finally find a successful organization to play within the Pro League. We wish them all the best for the future.
These were the latest player transfers in the esports scene for last week. In case you missed some of the previous ones you can easily catch up. Stay tuned until next Tuesday evening when we'll be ready with another update. In the meantime make sure to check EarlyGame for even more news and videos.