A lot is happening in the Bulgarian CS:GO scene

Roster Moves Roundup #24: fnx finds a new team in Imperial


SKADE has made some changes to the roster. (Image credit: SKADE via Twitter)

Every Tuesday evening we bring you the latest player transfers from the world of esports. In the past week not much has happened except in the world of CS:GO.

In CS:GO fnx finds a new organization and two Bulgarian rosters make some changes. Furthermore, Team Empire Hope will be the new main roster in Dota 2 for Empire.

CS:GO: For once, no loss of value

Imperial: fnx completes the roster

Lincoln "fnx" Lau completes the Brazilian roaster of Imperial.

The Brazilian left RED Canids at the end of May together with Renato "nak" Nakano and we had no further information about his future plans. Nak recently joined DETONA and fnx has now found a new home with Imperial. Shortly before, Imperials Dener "KHTEX" Barchfield had switched to his old team RED Canids. With fnx the Brazilian roster is now complete again and consists of zqkS, SHOOWTiME, dzt, delboNi, and fnx. We are curious about what the Brazilian CS:GO veteran still has to offer us.

Apeks: Stand-in dennis is taken over

Dennis "dennis" Edman has signed with Apeks until the end of the year, making him the only Swede in a Norwegian team.

The former NiP professional has already been playing as a stand-in for Apeks for two months after Haakon "Radifaction" Tholo was put on the bench. Now he decided to stay with Apeks. He said himself that he had several offers from CS:GO and Valorant teams, but that the players at Apeks had great potential and the atmosphere in the team was excellent. So CS:GO was lucky again not to have lost another player to Riot Games' new tactical shooter. We certainly hope they find success.

North Avind: Rubino goes H4RR3 comes

Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel had to go to the bench already in March and was replaced by Hari's "H4RR3" Hadzic as a stand-in, who now signed as a full member.

RUBINO had to go to the bench in March due to a wrist injury, so H4RR3 was brought in as a stand-in. He already has a history with Nordavind, having played for the organization in 2018 and 2019. Now the organization announced that he will no longer support the roster as a stand-in, but as a full member. We are already looking forward to the next games.

SKADE: Two players have to go to the bench, two new ones come

The Bulgarian team puts Ivan "Rock1nG" Stratiev and Kostadin "rafftu" Turbinov on the bench and brings Viktor "Duplicate" Mitev and Blagoi "Oxygen" Dimitrov to the team.

After several rather sobering results, SKADE decided to make some changes to their roster. Team Captain SPELLAN is sad because Rock1nG and rafftu are great guys, but something has to change. Duplicate's contract with FATE expired last month, but he received an offer to extend it, so SKADE had to buy him out. Oxygen played as a stand-in for the team before and could be taken over in a free transfer. It seems that the changes are already showing results, as SKADE have already won several races since then. We definitely have our eye on the new roaster.

FATE: Two new additions and two extended contracts

The second Bulgarian organization to restructure. Nikolay "niki1" Pantaleev and Martin "mar" Kuyumdjiev extend their contracts and Yanko "blocker" Panov and Ivan "Patrick" Ivanov join them.

Two players from FATE, niki1, and mar renewed their contracts which expired last month. Duplicate's contract also expired in May and FATE would have liked to keep it, but then agreed to sell it to SKADE. New to the team are the two former BLUEJAYS players Patrick and blocker and the Bulgarian roster is completed by David "harn" Benchev, who previously played as a stand-in but is now officially part of the team. We'll see how well the newly assembled team does.

Singularity: Remoy ends his test phase

After a successful test phase, the Danish roaster Emil "Remoy" takes over arbitrators.

In 2020 Remoy tinkered back and forth between different teams. He played for Absolute Legends, Adaptation, and QueOta among others before joining Singularity. After a three-week test phase, the organization has now announced that Remoy, due to his great potential and focused mindset, will be accepted as a full member. He already showed that he has a lot to offer and we are curious how the Danish roster will perform in the future.


Dota 2: A roster exchange at Empire

Team Empire: Team Empire Hope becomes Team Empire

Team Empire announced that their second Dota 2 roster, Team Empire Hope, is now the new main roster for Dota 2, becoming Team Empire. Also, Evgeniy "tatakae" Repin goes and is replaced by Alexey "Smiling Knight" Sviridov.

Six months ago, Team Empire created the junior roster for Dota 2. As Esports Director Alexander "StrangeR" Solomonov announced, the EPIC BEYOND Qualifiers were, so to speak, the acid test for the young players. They passed them with flying colors when they qualified, which is why the organization is making Team Empire Hope the new main roster and renewing the contracts of the players. Tatakae is leaving the team to become a free agent and Smiling Knight, who has performed well in the test matches, will take over the position of carry with immediate effect. StrangeR also announced that there will soon be a new Team Empire Hope, as he already has some candidates in mind. We wish the new young team Empire much success and are looking forward to their games.

That's it for this week. With the announcement of the Valorant Ignition Series, however, the Valorant player market could soon be back on track. Until then you can catch up on all last week's transfers here.

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