Astralis already loses a second player to burnout

Roster Moves Roundup #22: xyp9x takes leave from Astralis

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B8 got no results and are now making some changes. (Image credit: B8 via Twitter)

Every week we bring you the latest player transfers and roster moves from the world of esports. Astralis is struggling hard at the moment after a second player takes a break due to health reasons.

Astralis are happy with their 5+ roster, 100 Thieves find a new coach and with Shernfire, who returns to his old team, the LoL-scene is doing something again.

CS:GO: Another big move at Astralis

Astralis: xyp9x on leave

Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander left the Astralis roster two weeks ago due to illness and was replaced by JUGi. Now another player is doing the exact same thing. Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, the Clutch Minister is now also leaving the team indefinitely.

Astralis announced shortly afterward that he will be replaced by Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer until Xyp9x recovers. Burnout seems to be a more serious topic in esports than previously thought and Astralis had already increased their roster with JUGi and es3tag for exactly this reason. For all those who wonder whether Snappi will stay with Astralis for a longer period of time, he made it clear that he will only fill in for Xyp9x as a stand-in until he is fit again.

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100 Thieves: ImAPet joins as coach

The former coach of Evil Geniuses, Chet "ImAPet" Singh will coach 100 Thieves in the foreseeable future.

Singh is best known for helping Evil Geniuses achieve their greatest successes. Last month, it was suddenly announced that he was leaving EC. As it turned out, there were several problems between the coach and the two players stanislaw and tarik, which eventually led to Singh's dismissal. 100 Thieves recently parted ways with their coach Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović, so what could be more obvious than bringing NA-brain ImAPet on board? The future will show whether he can help 100 Thieves achieve the same success as EG did. We keep our fingers crossed.

Copenhagen Flames: HECTOz is in

After Asger "Farlig" Jensen left the team and joined GODSENT, Hector "HECTOz" Jensen completes the roster of the Copenhagen Flames.

HECTOz was the last to represent Wygers, but he only played for two months before joining the Danes. He is best known for his time with AGF, where he won the POWER League Season 13 alongside HooXi.

LDLC: bodyy, afroo sign up

Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro and Aurélien "afroo" Drapier complete the LDLC roster.

After last week Logan "LOGAN" Corti and Kilian "Gringo" Garcia were put on the bench, the team is now complete again. Bodyy used to play for LDLC before he switched to G2 and is now back again. In any case, we wish the Frenchmen good luck.

League of Legends

T1: Gori leaves

The replacement mid-lane Kim "Gori" Tae-woo leaves T1 and is a Free Agent from now on.

Gori had been working as a replacement mid-laner for Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok at T1 since 2018. His position will now be filled by 16-year old Lee "Closer" Ju-hyeon. However, since Gori learned from the best at T1, we aren't really worried about his future. He won't have any trouble finding a new team.

Dire Wolves: Shernfire is back

Shern "Shernfire" Cherng Tai returns to the Dire Wolves as a coach.

Shernfire began his career with the Dire Wolves in 2014 before leaving them to play for various NA teams, including as a junior for Team Liquid. In the future, according to his Twitter post, he will coach his original team from Korea and continue to train in solo queue. It remains to be seen if this is the end of his competitive career. We wish him success with the Dire Wolves.

Evil Geniuses: Huni joins

EG bring a new top laner to the team with Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon.

Huni is one of the top earners in LoL and has traveled a lot. He has played for several NA teams - until recently for Dignitas - but has also had some success with Fnatic in Europe. His greatest achievement to date was with SK Telecom T1, now just T1, when he defeated G2 Esports in MSI 2017. Will he bring the geniuses to the top?

Dignitas: JayJ replaces Olleh

Dignitas have acquired Juan "JayJ" Guibert to replace Kim "Olleh" Joo-sung and complete their Summer Split roster.

The former FlyQuest-Academy support is thus the second support in the Dignitas roster besides Zaqueri "aphromoo" Black. After getting seventh place DIG had just missed the qualification for the 2020 Spring Split Playoffs.

Dota 2: B8 drops two after bad streak

B8: Xcalibur and LeBronDota released

After a series of disappointing results, B8 releases Steve "Xcalibur" Ye and Nikola "LeBronDota" Popovic.

Dendi did not have an easy start with his new team B8. Right at the beginning, they had a hard time finding players, followed by rather mediocre results and now a record of 24 defeats in a row. In order to get the team back on track, some changes are now being made to the roster. Nothing is known yet about who will replace Xcalibur and LeBronDota, but with Cooman, Daxak, Afoninje, and Gibkiy being free agents there are some likely options available.

That's it for this week. In case you missed it the latest esports player transfers can of course be found on EarlyGame.

Tasho Tashev

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