New generation in CS:GO
Times change. Professional e-sports players leave the industry for some reasons, their names slowly fade from memory and young ambitious players take their place. In this article we will get to know some of the young and talented players, which have only recently appeared on the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene.
Egor "flamie" Vasilyev
Egor has been playing games since the age of 10. And when he was 12, he started playing for various Counter-Strike: Source teams. As time went by, he was getting his experience from such teams, as TEAM46, t44, zNation, still finding time to study at school. Switching from Source to CS:GO marked the beginnning of a new stage in flamie's gaming career. He started on in USSR, dAT Team and HellRaisers, showing great performance. As a result, Egor was invited to join Natus Vincere to take the slot of Sergey "starix" Ishchuk. Now Egor is the youngest player in our team, having turned 18 earlier this year.
Kenny "kennyS" Schrub
Kenny has also started his career from Counter-Strike Source. In 2012 together with VeryGames he took a second place at DreamHack Valencia, and later on at DreamHack Winter as well. Switching to Global Offensive, Kenny began showing even more dynamic and neat performance. In 2013 his team was rocking: they came third at Esports Heaven Vienna, then first at Esports Heaven Birmingham and third again at ESEA Global Invite Season 13. Kenny then changed the team onto LDLC, and it is in this squad when he became a champion of Fnatic Frag CS:GO League Season 2. After that kennyS played for Clan-Mystik for a little while, but starting from the middle of 2014 he joined Titan eSports. Their biggest achievement so far is probably first place at DreamHack Stockholm 2014. This victory helped Kenny secure the 6th spot on the top 20 players of 2014 list. He has turned 20 just recently.
Alexander "s1mple" Kostylev
Alexander had a chance to play for such eminent teams like dAT Team, A-Gaming and HellRaisers. As for the last one, this invitation became a pleasant surprise for him. However, in the beginning of 2015 the team had to wave him goodbye. Now he is playing for Flipsid3 Tactics. Despite the young age, Alexander is often showing confident performance on the battlefield. Some of the players, however, consider s1mple to be very quick-tempered. Maybe, his age is to blame, after all, he will only become 18 this year.
Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth
Andreas plays for Team SoloMid. Even though he is only 19, his e-sports expertise is unbelievable. Xyp9x started playing Global Offensive in 2012, and a year later got a chance to make a name for himself, when he got invited to Fnatic. However, in 6 months the organization decided to disband their Counter-Strike squad. After that Andreas floated from team to team, stopping in Team SoloMid, which is where he is still playing. Among his achievements are second place at EMS One Season in 2013, first prize at Fragbite Masters 2014 and first place at Fragbite Masters Season 4. This year Andreas will turn 20.
Nicolai "device" Reedtz
Nicolai "device" Reedtz has been playing Counter-Strike since he was a child. He visited his first LAN-event in Denmark at the age of 13. In 2011 he was representing Copenhagen Wolves at Copenhagen Games, where he showed his exceptional skills and talent. Between 2011 and 2014 he played for various teams, even dropping out of the scene for some time for personal reasons. Now he is in Team SoloMid together with Xyp9x. In 2014 he was included into the aforementioned top 20 players of 2014 list by HLTV, becoming the youngest player in it. He is 20 years old at the moment.
Jesper "jw" Wecksell
Jesper "jw" Wecksell is a professional Counter-Strike player. His amazing performance in 2014 made HLTV include him into their top 5 list of the most talented players. He used to play Counter Strike 1.6, however, real fame came to him with the release of Global Offensive. His first actual team was probably Epsilon Gaming, Jesper's career was developing so quickly that he received an invitation to Fnatic after only 3 months of playing in his previous team. Looking at his trophies, one can't but mention first prize at SLTV StarSeries X in 2014, second place at Frabite Masters Season 2015 and first place at the recent DreamHack Summer 2015. Jesper is 20 year old now.
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche is a talented young player with huge potential. He's got some decent experience under his belt: he managed to play for teams like Anexis eSports, Western Wolves and 3DMAX. Throughout his gaming career he has achieved lots of prizes, some of which are second place at Copenhagen Games 2013 года, 5–8 place at DreamHack Stockholm 2014, third place at Copenhagen Games 2015 and victory at The GameAgents League. Starting from this year, Pimp has been playing for Team Dignitas. In next month he will turn 20.
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