October's main transfers


A transfer window in CS:GO is limitless. Constant reshuffles of the teams are average. Their main goal is to improve the quality of a team's performance and progress. We've traced all the reshuffles of October. Learn how the main CS:GO teams have changed over the past month in our article.


Main transfers monthly is a series of articles, which provide a full record of the main reshuffles of CS:GO teams on a monthly basis. As concerns October, there have been now "loud" transfers of top players this month. However, a number of second tier players, aspiring to get to the top, underwent changes. 


Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad

The main transfer of late September — early October was the transfer of Norway Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad from NorwayCopenhagen Wolves (which eventually resulted in the disband of the team) to InternationalG2, from which Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, who had transferred to FranceTitan. The acquisition of jkaem was very advantageous for the team, which had good chance to get to the final of DreamHack Cluj-Napoca. The new player not only managed to fit the team perfectly, but also won a title of the best player of the team at the last major of the year.


jkaem was one of the keys to success at DreamHack


The team is pretty similar to SwedenLGB-esports in 2014, which unexpectedly got to top 4 of the Major in Katowice. Five powerful individuals gathered together under the wing of a reliable organization. We'll see in future if the guys manage to strengthen their positions in top or leave the team for more titled clubs.


InternationalG2 current roster:


SwedenMikail "Maikelele" Bill

Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard

Portugal Ricardo "fox" Pacheco 

SwedenDennis 'dennis' Edman

NorwayJoakim "jkaem" Myrbostad


Martin "STYKO" Styk and Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný

Ukraine HellRaisers has undergone global changes over the past month. The team was shook by the leave of Russian Federation Mihail "Dosia" Stoliarov, but it was only the beginning. Along with Mihail, the Kazakh duet Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubaev and Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov left the team.


The team's scout solved the problem quite successfully by inviting to the team the core players of Slovakia Fraternitas  Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný and Slovakia Martin "STYKO" Styk. On 5 October the managers of Ukraine HellRaisers announced that they acquired the players on probation term. On the next day it became known, however, that the players had signed the agreements with the organization and become the full members of the team.


                                                                             With oskar and STYKO, HellRaisers becomes a truly international team


Yet the situation with the fifth player is unstable. Ukraine Alexander "s1mple" Kostylev had been acting as a stand-in, though he couldn't play on a regular basis due to contractual liabilities to Ukraine Flipsid3 Tactics. As per moment a most powerful shooter Sweden Andreas "schneider" Lindberg acts as stand-in of the team.


Current roster of UkraineHellRaisers:


Ukraine Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiov

Ukraine Emil "kUcheR" Ahundov

Czech Republic Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný

Slovakia Martin "STYKO" Styk

Sweden Andreas "schneider" Lindberg (stand-in)


Jesper "tenzki" Mikalski

Danish team Denmarkdignitas was searching for the fifth player for the whole month. The team played for some time with Sweden Andreas "schneider" Lindberg. The results of the games being positive, the Swedish player was supposed to stay. However, it turned the other way. One week before DreamHack Cluj-Napoca, Andreas left DenmarkPimp and the team, explaining it with communication problem inside the team, language problems and personal tragedy. 


The reaction of British organization was instant: the squad got back to mono-language scheme of cooperation, which was achieved by the acquisition of Denmark Jesper "tenzki" Mikalski, who transferred from DenmarkSK Gaming.


                                                                                            tenzki couldn't help dignitas in group stage of DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 


The next trial of the team is the finals of CEVO Professional Season 8 to be held on 6-8 November in Columbus, USA. By the way, UkraineNatus Vincere will also participate in it.


Current roster of Denmarkdignitas:


Denmark Jesper "tenzki" Mikalski

Denmark Philip «aizy» Aistrup

Denmark Markus «Kjaerbye» Kjaerbye
Denmark Jacob «Pimp» Winneche
Denmark Mathias «MSL» Lauridsen

George "hudzG" Hoskins


British CS:GO-scene continues attempts to transfer to a more professional level. The idea of creating the most powerful team was supported by EZSkins, headed by a caster and analyst United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer. Initially chosen squad existed for a short period of time. After the team's failure to pass DreamHack Open London it became obvious that a more experienced player is required for the team to succeed.


United Kingdom Josh "mole" Rowley had to leave the team and was replaced by United Kingdom George "hudzG" Hoskins. The appearance of the scene's veteran in the roster was welcomed by British CS:GO community. Many consider him to be the one, who is capable of bringing the team to a new level of performance.


Will the best British team manage to get to top?


Summing up, the processes in Great Britain are now a bit similar to those, which took place during the birth of CS squad of UkraineNatus Vincere. The British scene scene has a number of sold players, which should be brought together in one roster and inspired to achieve common goal.


Current roster of EZSkins.com:


United Kingdom Samuel "RattlesnK" Gawn

United Kingdom Reece "Puls3" Marrs

United Kingdom Brandon "weber" Weber

United Kingdom Luke "FearLess" Morris

United Kingdom George "hudzG" Hoskins


Peter "Stanislaw" Stanislaw


North American division was remarkable for a couple of transfers. дивизион тоже запомнился некоторыми трансферами. United States Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki left Canada Conquest, which is considered to be top5 team in their region. He was replaced with Canada Peter "Stanislaw" Stanislaw, former member of United StatesTempo Storm and United StatesCoast.


Peter has undergone a sort path of stand-in player. He demonstrated great performance from the first games. The team began playing better, having achieved 4 victories in the row at ESL ESEA Pro League (including the match against United StatesCloud9 16:6). The acquisition of Peter to by a strong team was logical. Since he had proven himself as a stable player with accurate shooting and understanding ingame situation.


The reinforcement of the team before CEVO finals


We'll be able to watch the game of CanadaConquest at LAN finals of CEVO Professional Season 8.


Текущий состав CanadaConquest:


United States Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan
Canada Damian "daps" Steele
United States Will "Rush" Wierzba
Canada Keith "NAF-FLY' Markovic
Canada Peter "Stanislaw" Stanislaw


Mohamed "mOE" AssadOwen "wabbit" Farrelly and Andrew "Professor_Chaos" Heintz 


Second tier team of American league United States3sUP is still undergoing the reconstraction. In early October  the status of 2 of its players was changed to stand-in. They were replaced with a well-known player and streamer United States Mohamed "mOE" Assad and United States Andrew "Professor_Chaos" Heintz. Professor not being widely known, used to play in rather powerful teams, such as United StateseLevate и United StatesNihilum.


                                             Scandalous mOE didn't stay for a long time in 3sUP                                            


For United States3sUP these players is a precious acquisition. Apart from scandalous fame, Assad has huge experience of playing in LAN competitions and the encounter with the best teams. He was supposed to become a leader of the team both in tactics and shooting. However, hardly had the month passed, when mOE turned into a stand-in player and was replaced by Canada Owen "wabbit" Farrelly, who was one of the leaders of CanadaFollowEsports.com, which was disbanding at the moment. Will the team will be able to reach stability of the squad and show great results? We'll see in future.


Current roster of United States3sUP:




United States Arya "arya" Hekmat
United States Abraham "abE" Falsi
Canada Jason "jasonrr" Ruchelski
Canada Owen "wabbit" Farrelly
United States Andrew "Professor_Chaos" Heintz


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That's all for CS:GO transfers in October. Summing up, we'd like to point that the above-mentioned transfers didn't influence the balance of power in top-tier scene. InternationalG2, however, can be an exception, as it managed to achieve fair results in Cluj-Napoca. The situation in Denmarkdignitas is hard to predict now, as it began with a fail at Major. Despite powerful players, the British scene is yet very weak in terms of teams. American scene has way too many unstable squads, though it is represented by very powerful line-ups, such as BrazilLuminocityUnited StatesCloud9 and United StatesCLG. Follow the updates on our website for further analysis of the situation!

AuthorEloveana Date 4 November 2015, 14:25 Views9154 Comments0
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