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Roster Moves Roundup #28: Team Liquid's CS:GO Roster With Big Changes

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We may soon see nitr0 as a valorant professional. (Image credit: Prodigy Agency via Twitter)

Every second week we bring you the latest player transfers from the world of esports. Team Liquid restructures, FaZe loses JasonR, and more. Find out what else happened.

Team Liquid's CS:GO roster is going really hot right now. In Dota 2 several players leave their teams. At Valorant they continue to recruit while Beckhams Guild Esports gets FIFA approval.

CS:GO: Nitro Leaves Liquid, Bubzkji Goes to Astralis, and Kjaerbye Moves to FaZe

Team Liquid: Nitro Goes, Grim, Moses and PashaBiceps Come

There is a lot going on at Team Liquid right now. Let's start with the most important one, Nick "nitr0" Canella, the last remaining founding member of the CS:GO roster, is leaving the organization.

After more than five years with Team Liquid and three of them as captain of the team, nitr0 now leaves the organization. He was replaced earlier by Jacky "Stewie2K" Yipas as captain, which may have been the first indication of nitr0's exit.

After he left, nitr0 joined Prodigy Agency, an agency that has many CS:GO and Valorant professionals under contract.

So it is quite possible that we will see nitr0 as a Valorant professional in the near future.

His replacement at Team Liquid is also already known - Michael "Grim" Wince. Once the latter joined, nitr0 was benched.

Grim comes from Triumph to Team Liquid, where he was an exceptional player. Let's see how he gets along in his new team, which is even more popular.

With Jason "Moses" O'Toole Liquid gets a new head coach.

Moses is one of the most famous CS:GO casters, who has been at pretty much every event since 2015. As a player and caster he has been active in Counter-Strike for over 20 years and is definitely one of the most experienced people in the scene. Liquid made a good choice by signing him on their side.

To complete the transfers of Team Liquid, a powerhouse is still missing - Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski.

The Polish superstar and former Virtus.pro player will join the organization as a streamer. However, he has already hinted in his welcome video that he would be willing to join the CS:GO roster at any time.

That's about all the recent new surrounding Team Liquid and we are looking forward to seeing the new roster in action.

Astralis: Bubzkji is Coming

Astralis takes Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen under contract and dismisses Jacob "JUGi" Hansen.

Bubzkji joins Astralis from the MAD Lions, who have since increased to a seven-man roster. The MAD Lions player was the absolute top performer of the team, but was benched due to disagreements within the team. Now he is with Astralis and together with Patrick "es3tag" Hansenone of the substitutes for the currently inactive gla1ve and Xyp9x.

FaZe Clan: Kjaerbye Completes the Roster

Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye will be competing for FaZe from now on.

The 22-year-old former Astralis player was a free agent looking for a new team after leaving North. In the future he will replace Aurimas "Bymas" Pipiras in the FaZe clan roster, who had played as a stand-in since May. Bymas will switch to mousesports as the sixth man.

We hope that he can find back to his old strength at FaZe.

Dota 2: B8 Dismisses Founding Members, ALOHADANCE Leaves His Team and Also T1 Loses a Player

B8: Ghostik and KingR Go

Two of the B8 founding members Andrey "Ghostik" Kadyk and Rinat "KingR" Abdullin leave the team.

Ghostik and KingR were the only remaining founding members of B8 besides Dendi, but have not been part of the active roster since June. Both are now free agents. The current roster consists of:

  • Arets "Crystallis" Remco
  • Danil "Dendi" Ishutin
  • Oleg "LastHero" Demidovich
  • Enis "5up" Elfki
  • Dmitriy "Fishman" Polishchuk

FlyToMoon: ALOHADANCE Out, RodjER In

Ilya "ALOHADANCE" Korobkin leaves FlyToMoon after five months and is replaced by Vladimir "RodjER" Nikigosyan.

ALOHADANCE came to FTM in February together with V-Tune from HellRaisers. The decision that ALOHA leaves the team was amicable, but a statement of the player is still pending. RodjER will stand in for the upcoming OMEGA League. He is also a former HellRaisers player.

We are curious to see how the team will perform in the big event.

T1: Forev Leaves the Roster

Lee "Forev" Sang-don leaves the T1 Dota 2 team

T1 is one of the largest and most successful esports organizations and is especially known for its LoL team and Starcraft 2 players. They only joined Dota 2 in 2019 and Forev was their first player. A successor has not yet been confirmed, so the roster remains with four players for the time being:

  • Galvin "Meracle" Kang Jian Wen
  • Muhammad "inYourdreaM" Rizky
  • Tri "Jhocam" Kuncoro
  • Wilson "Poloson" Koh Chin Wei

Valorant: JasonR Gone Again, T1 Goes to Korea and ScreaM Leaves CS:GO

FaZe Clan: JasonR Leaves the Team Without Playing a Match

The former CS:GO professional Jason "JasonR" Ruchelski leaves the Valorant roster without having played even one game.

The whole thing is quite ironic in that JasonR was the first player signed up for Faze's Valorant roster and was the captain of the team. Apparently, JasonR was not very happy about the fact that he had no say in finding new players for his squad. If the organization's farewell tweet can be trusted, he will probably start his own Valorant team.

T1 Korea: RESET Roster Now Plays for T1

With the takeover of the RESET roster, T1 now has a Valorant team for the Asia region.

The organization already has an American team and an Academy Team, but in the future will also compete in Asia. The roster consists of:

  • Choi "10X" Jin-woo
  • "Freeze"
  • Ju-yeong "R0K3T" Kim
  • Jeong "Esperanza" Jin-choel
  • Kim "Sunday" Min-soo
  • Yoo "Locomotive" Jeong-seon (Coach)

G2 Esports: Davidp Completes the Roster

David "Davidp" Prins completes G2's Valorant roster.

With Davidp the roster is now complete and consists entirely of former Counter-Strike professionals. With mixwell as captain we are curious what the successful organization will show. So far they've won every single event they attended.

Team Liquid: fish123 Are the New Valorant Roster

Team Liquid has taken over the Valorant team fish123 and added Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom as their most prominent player.

ScreaM is one of the most famous names in the CS scene and has already made a name for himself in CS: Source as the world's most goal-oriented player. Just recently he announced that he will leave the CS:GO scene completely to continue his career in Valorant. Fish123 have been one of the most successful European Valorant teams to date and after one player, Ardis "ardiis" Svarenieks, moved to G2, the rest of the roster has now been taken over by TL.

The Valorant roster now consists of:

  • Adam "Ec1s" Eccles
  • Dom "Soulcas" Sulcas
  • James "Kryptix" Affleck
  • Travis "L1nk" Mendoza
  • Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom
  • Connor "Sliggy" Blomfield (Coach)

They might be able to take down G2.

FIFA: Beckham's and Leno's Organizations Get a Boost

Guild Esports: NRaseck Goes to Beckham

Niklas "NRaseck" Raseck has signed with Guild Esports.

Guild Esports, where David Beckham is a partner, is less than six months old, but already has an active Rocket League roster and now also the best German player on the FIFA 20 World Ranking. Born in Recklinghausen, Germany, he was looking for a new organization for almost a year after Rogue retired from FIFA. As the first FIFA player to join Guild Esports, his goal is to be part of the organization from the very beginning and help shape its future.

We wish him all the best.

Leno Esports: Two New Players for Bernd Leno

Niklas "Nik-Lugi" Luginsland and Serhat "Serhatinho01" Öztürk sign with Leno Esports

Leno Esports was founded by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno at the end of 2019 and aims to promote talent from Stuttgart and the surrounding area. Nik-Lugi previously played for VFB Stuttgart, but they have closed their esports department. Serhatinho01 comes from 1 FC Nürnberg and is currently 45th in the world rankings.

Rocket League: G2 Gets Reinforcement

G2 Esports: Mile Comes as a Substitute

David "Mile" Moreau joins G2's Rocket League Roster as a substitute player.

The Rocket League roster of G2 has not changed since 2017. With Rizzo, JKnaps, Chicago and manager/moach Jahzo a new multi-year contract was recently signed. Mile has been on the roster before and has now been officially signed as a substitute player.

That was it for this week. You'll find more news from the world of gaming and esports on EarlyGame as well as the EarlyGame Youtube channel. Until then you can catch up on all your transfers here.

Tasho Tashev

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