Signings, Benched Players, New Organisations and more!
CS:GO Roster Changes During the Player Break - CS:GO Signings, Benched Players and more!
In today's article we will give you a recap of the CS:GO roster changes that happened during the player break. The CS:GO roster transfers recap will be divided in three sections, July transfers, August transfers and some changes that are worth mentioning at the end. Enjoy reading.
After an exciting and nail-biting final in Cologne, the first season of the year has come to an end. With FaZe and NAVI battling it out for the title of the best team in the world, many other teams were eager to make changes to catch up to the competition. The tournament break was full of different roster changes and we’re going to list them in a chronological order. All the ratings mentioned in the article are HLTV ratings.
CS:GO July 2022 Transfer News
18 July - slap announced as the head coach of EYEBALLERSEYEBALLERS, the recently announced Swedish roster, is now being coached by Fredrik “slap” Junbrant, the former coach of Young Ninjas. With more than a decade of experience in the Swedish scene, EYEBALLERS are bound to benefit from this addition.
21 July - k1ck release teamJust after four months of being together, the Bulgarian team parted ways with their organization. During the 4 months, the team only recorded two official events, a 9-16th place in CEE Champions 2022 and a semi-final finish in ESEA Summer 2022 Cash Cup 1 Europe.
The players have decided to stick together under the BeyondPossible banner while looking for an organization to represent.
22 July - LDLC sign AMANEKThe return of François “AMANEK” Delaunay comes as a part of a rebuild for LDLC, who are reported to be trialing a few young riflers. AMANEK represented LDLC more than three years ago and is now able to bring the experience from G2 as well as be able to communicate in his mother tongue, which is bound to be beneficial for the squad and AMANEK himself.
23 July - Into the Breach sign draken and RuStYThe signing of the Swedish duo put an end to a period of unknowns, during which the team fielded several different stand-ins. William “draken” Sundin is an experienced AWPer, having played for NIP and fnatic during 2017-2018 and recently transitioning back to CS:GO from VALORANT. Alfred “RuStY” Karlsson is an addition from GamerLegion, where he played for nearly three years while averaging a 1.04 rating.
25 July - 00NATION announce new academy team lineup00 PROSPECTS have a revamped lineup. The core of the lineup, which consists of Johan “hype” Engblom, Gustav “FRANSSON” Fransson and Jonatan “bobeksde” Persson played together under the AURA as well as Lilmix banner. Joining them are Alexander “AlekS” Andersson and Olle “spooke” Grundström, who previously played in Kappa Bar and PAPERPLANES respectively. The team is set to compete in ESEA as well as the new season of WePlay Academy League.
26 July - Academy roster Young Gods releasedGODSENT has parted ways with their Brazilian academy roster due to the absence of their main Brazilian roster. During their time, they managed to win two ESEA Cash Cups, finish 4th in BGS Esports 2022 Bomb B and making the play-in at WePlay Academy League Season 4.
GODSENT CEO Henrik Denebrandt is looking to rebuild their CS:GO division, which is another reason for parting ways with their academy squad. GODSENT are looking to acquire a new main roster soon, which could also mean the revival of their academy team.
28 July - HAVU revamp their rosterHAVU have signed three players in Jesse "zehN" Linjala, Joonas "doto" Forss and Jarkko "Spargo" Rahja as well as a new head coach in Mikko "xartE" Välimaa. With high expectations looming about, the new finnish roster look to prove themselves in their debut at a local Finnish LAN Assembly Summer 2022.
28 July - Stewie2K steps away from competitive CSOne of the most storied players from North America will now focus on streaming. The former in-game leader of Evil Geniuses failed to live up to the expectations, going through a period of underwhelming results as well as drama including head coach Damien “maLeK” Marcel. This doesn’t necessarily mean retirement, as Jake “Stewie2K” Yip states that his “future isn’t determined.”
28/29 July - Complexity sign hallzerk in place of juniorIn order to get the team back on track, the American organization has called upon an European AWPer. In the seven months that Paytyn "junior" Johnson spent with Complexity, the results were far from expectations and junior was often the one catching flak for that. Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli was brought in from Dignitas, having been one of the best rated players in that team.
30 July - birdfromsky departs ECSTATICThe Danish in-game leader is looking for a new home to represent after four years with the organization. During his time with the organization, Thomas "birdfromsky" Due-Frederiksen led his team all the way to the 16th place on the HLTV world ranking at the start of 2022. With this departure, ECSTATIC are in need of a new in-game leader to take the helm.
31 July - Spiidi leaves SproutAfter four years with the German organization, Timo "Spiidi" Richter is looking for a new team to join. The departure of Spiidi sees Sprout lose their most experienced player, who was also the last remaining player from the original Sprout lineup acquired in 2017. With this change, Sprout are looking to add yet another rifler to their squad.
31 July Black Dragons sign a female rosterFormer squad known as Quem sao elas have found themselves an organization to represent. The Brazilian team has been playing in different regional tournaments for over four months, accumulating a total of over $3k in the process. Their most notable achievement so far has been a 5th place finish at ESL Impact S1 (South America).
31 July - XELLOW returns to NexusNexus are welcoming back the Romanian player after his four month stint at ECSTATIC. During that period, Adrian “XELLOW” Guță averaged a 1.09 rating while fielding the big green. This departure deals another blow to ECSTATIC, who are now in the market for a new in-game leader as well as an AWPer.
CS:GO August 2022 Transfer News - Part 1
1 August - EG.CD bench CLASIAProblems outside the server led to the benching of Anthony “CLASIA” Kearney. This came as a blow for the young Canadian, who was the highest-rated player in the team with a 1.10 rating across 11 maps.
1 August - meyern and reversive part ways with LeviatanAnother organization has bought out the Argentinian players, leaving Leviatan with just two players in the starting roster. Ignacio “meyern” Meyer played under Leviatan for close to 7 months, while Roberto “reversive” Themtham for almost 16 months. The organization is on the lookout for new players already.
1 August - raalz departs SproutDue to the departure of Rasmus “raalz” Steensborg, the organization is missing two players from their starting roster. During his 11 months at Sprout, raalz managed to lead his team to numerous 1st place finishes, such as ESEA Season 39: Premier Division - Europe, ESL Meisterschaft: Autumn 2021 as well as UNITED Pro Series Summer 2021.
1 August - fnatic Rising add AWPer DEPRESHN and coach sheddaNWith WePlay Academy League Season 5 kicking off, fnatic Rising will debut with a brand new AWPer and coach. Filip “DEPRESHN” Jarkić has been signed as a replacement for Iulian “regali” Harjău. The Croatian AWPer comes from a team called 0to100, where he averaged a 1.01 rating across 17 maps. Mikael “sheddaN” Mellström was a former analyst for Dignitas, who has taken the coaching duties in place of Benjamin "cube" Stabell.
1 August - SINNERS announce academy teamYet another academy team has been announced. The Czech organization has signed a Czech-Slovakian team, labeled “the next generation of domination”. In terms of official matches played, the players aren’t too experienced.
1 August - S3NSEY benched in SangalEfekan “S3NSEY” Topaloglu has to do a 9-month compulsory civil service duty in Austria. The role of the longest standing member of Sangal is undetermined, as the organization will announce their roster plans in the following months.
1 August - TITANS enter CS:GOA Swiss organization has signed a team consisting of Magnus "Nodios" Olsen, Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, Anton "supra" Tšernobai and coach Sergey "lmbt" Bezhanov. The team contains lots of familiar faces, such as oskar and suNny, who lifted four trophies while playing under MOUZ during 2016-2019. The in-game leader MSL, most known for his time at North where he also managed to lift four trophies. The remaining two players in Nodios and supra last played for organizations AGF and Nordavind (now 00Nation) respectively.
2 August - Limitless announce new rosterThe North American team has acquired a new roster, which is set to debut at Fragadelphia. In-game leader duties have been handed to Bobby “stamina” Eitrem, who recently departed from Strife. The squad is also joined by Kamron “kmrn” Manii, who alongside with stamina, has won Fragadelphia before.
2 August - EG sign neaLaN and Vorborg, promote HexTEvil Geniuses retain a North American core amid rumours of signing Kévin “misutaaa” Rabier. In-game leading will be done by Sanzhar “neaLaN” Iskhakov, the Kazakhstani player signed from K23 in place of Stewie2K. Instead of signing another European player, EG have instead promoted Jadan “HexT” Postma from EG.CD to replace William “RUSH” Wierzba. A new coach has also been signed in Daniel “Vorborg” Vorborg, who will take the vacant spot left by Damien “maLeK” Marcel.
3 August - allu’s project has been acquired by JANOWith an organization behind their backs, Aleksi "allu" Jalli looks to return to the top. The squad was put together from a team known as temp, where allu, Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen, Tony 'arvid' Niemelä as well as coach Slaava "Twista" Räsänen remained. The Finnish lineup was finished with the additions of Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen and Otto "ottob" Virtanen. JANO is set to debut at Assembly Summer 2022.
4 August - Zyphon leaves Copenhagen FlamesAfter over a year in the Danish team, the young rifler is in search for a new home. Rasmus “Zyphon” Nordfoss is one of the last remaining members of the Copenhagen Flames squad, who made it to both of the previous majors. During the 15 months of competing, Zyphon averaged a 1.06 rating.
4 August - CASE sign leo_drkThe Brazilian roster has been finalized after signing the former 00NATION player. Leonardo “leo_drk” Oliveira has been brought in to replace Arthur 'f4stzin' Schmitt, the former having been on the bench for three months. In his previous team, leo_drk averaged a 0.98 rating, which he is looking to elevate with CASE.
5 August - 9INE sign new rosterMost of the players in the squad have already played alongside each other in various teams. The Swedish organization has picked up a Polish roster headlined by Grzegorz "SZPERO" Dziamałek, who is set to be the primary AWPer as well as in-game leader. Just like SZPERO, Krzysiek "Goofy" Gorski also joins the team from Wisla Krakow, who recently left the scene. The rest of the team is rounded out by Kacper "Kylar" Walukiewicz, Kamil "KEi" Pietkun and Wiktor "mynio" Kruk, who are mostly known for their time at Anonymo back in 2021. Piotr "nawrot" Nawrocki has been assigned the coaching duties.
5 August - kuben joins Apeks as head coachHaving been part of the Polish roster that dominated the scene back in 2006 to 2008, the addition of Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski is set to benefit Apeks, who are rebuilding their roster. This move sees kuben take over the head coach position from Pål "Polly" Kammen. The Polish coach was previously a part of ex-MAD Lions for over three months.
5 August - FASHR joins fnaticThe trial period for Ludvig “HEAP” Alonso has come to an end with the signing of the Dutch rifler. This addition looks to elevate fnatic to the next level, as Dion “FASHR” Derksen was the highest rated player in his previous team with a 1.15 average rating over the span of seven months. It also leaves ECSTATIC with just two players on their starting roster with the need for an in-game leader, AWPer and another rifler. The new fnatic roster is set to debut at ESL Pro League Season 16.
5 August - Strife bid farewell to fejtZKristjan “fejtZ” Allsaar is no longer part of the North American team. The Estonian player spent three months playing for Strife, during which he averaged a 1.04 rating. Strife is now looking to refocus their efforts towards NACS.
5 August - Nemiga announce new lineupAll of the players are familiar with the organization, as they’ve all represented Nemiga at different time periods. The previous core of the roster returns in Artem “iDISBALANCE” Egorov, Rassim “Jyo” Valijev and Andrey “BELCHONOKK” Yasinskiy. The new additions to the team are Aliaksandr “1eeR” Nahorny, who previously played in a slightly different variation of the current Nemiga roster at the end of 2021 and Stanislav “fostar” Ostashevskiy who played for 1WIN and Cossacks. The team is already bootcamping and will get into action at IEM Road to Rio 2022 and the new ESEA Advanced season.
5 August - ENCE bench hadesThe Polish AWPer has been benched after 15 months on the Finnish team. During that period, ENCE had many deep runs in tournaments, but the ultimate goal of grabbing 1st place was often not reached. Olek “hades” Miskiewicz made it to both of the previous majors with ENCE, even finishing 3-4th in PGL Major Antwerp 2022 and averaging a 1.09 rating throughout his stay.
5 August - Cloud9 announce academy teamAnother Russian roster has been signed by Cloud9. In-game leading duties have been handed to Daniil “alpha” Demin and the rest of the squad consist of Artem “sstr1ct” Mesnyankin, Vladislav "H1te" Khait, Maksim "dekz" Korolev and Matvey "sm3t" Gogin. The team will be coached by Ivan “F_1N” Kochugov, who was previously a head coach and analyst for their main roster. Their initial goals for the academy roster are to get more competitive experience and later establish themselves as a top 30 team in the world.
5 August - LDLC sign SnoblingAfter trialing a few riflers, the French organization has chosen Arthur “Snobling” Benard for their starting roster. Having previously played in Exalty for four months, the French rifler impressed with a 1.37 average rating. This move finalizes the rebuild period for LDLC.
5 August - ALTERNATE aTTaX revamp rosterThe German organization has added three new players to their lineup in Max “PANIX” Hangebruch, Patrick “pdy” Merken and Paul “PerX” von Erdmannsdorff to fill the spots left vacant by Marcel “cello” Roode, Arthur “mave” Derksen and Tom “skyye” Hagedorn. Lukas “FreeZe” Hegmann and Michalis “awzek” Napoloni retained their position on the team from the previous iteration and Sebastian “xenn” Hoch transitioned to a coaching role.
6 August - Valiance steps down from VERTEXMatthew “Valiance” Hartrick will be taking time away from competitive CS:GO due to personal reasons. It has been just a month since the Australian player signed with VERTEX. In his TwitLonger, Valiance expressed his uncertainty around whether he’ll make a return or not and the Australian organization hasn’t revealed their plans for the future of their roster yet.
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CS:GO August 2022 Transfer News - Part 2
6 August - ECSTATIC sign three new playersWith the signing of the MASONIC trio, ECSTATIC is now an all-Danish roster. The new players are Jonas "Queenix" Dideriksen, Tobias "kraghen" Kragh Jensen and Casper "Cabbi" Jensen, the latter having already been a part of the organization before. With Marcus "maNkz" Kjeldsen taking over the in-game leader duties, the three players fill all the vacant slots left by birdfromsky, XELLOW and FASHR. The first tournament the new lineup will play is ESL Challenger League Season 42 Europe.
6 August - SC add two playersThe Estonian team is complete with the additions of Markus “MakiG” Alaveer and fejtZ. This move comes after the departures of Jaanek “zfx” Rits and Markus Jan “Sickta” Martinonis. While fejtZ joins the team from Strife, the last team that Sickta played for was SC about five months ago. The new Estonian lineup is set to debut at CCT Central Europe Series 1 Closed Qualifier.
7 August - Apeks sign jLApeks have signed their first player since the benching of Hugo "chawzyyy" Günther and Asger "AcilioN" Larsen. The Lithuanian player joins Apeks from ex-MAD Lions, where he averaged a 1.15 rating. In Apeks, Justinas “jL” Lekavicius also reunites with kuben, who used to coach his previous team.
8 August - Hatz departs ORDERThis move comes after just two months after ORDER acquired the lineup from Renegades. Jordan "Hatz" Bajic also represented ORDER from their inception up until late 2019. During his time with the Australian organization, Hatz averaged a 0.94 rating, which was mostly again European opposition.
8 August - Nexius and n0te leave EC BruggeAfter almost three months on the team, the Belgian players are no longer in the starting lineup. During that time, Roman “n0te” Hamze only played two official matches, in which he averaged a 0.63 rating. Bram “Nexius” Campana played a total of seven official matches and had a 0.83 average rating. The Belgian players have been replaced by Poles Mateusz “matty” Kołodziejczyk and Mateusz “n0tice” Wolniak.
8 August - SKADE announce additional lineupSKADE have announced a new Norwegian squad. The new roster is called SKADE X, which is set to co-exist alongside their Bulgarian roster. SKADE X consists of Ole "Marcelious" Kristian Langan, Sander "Grus" Iversen, Erik "truth" Hansen Dyrnes, Eskil "LaX" Bjørnsen, Jesper "Jimbo" Kamsrud and coach Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl. The players come from various different teams: Oilers, 777, ATK and PROSPECTS. Their coach vENdetta was previously working at Dignitas.
9 August - k1to returns to BIG in place of tiziaNNils "k1to" Gruhne will replace Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch on the main team after the latter had spent almost four and a half years on it. In a statement put out by BIG, it is said that k1to had earned his ticket back to the main team after playing in BIG Academy. During his time there, k1to had developed as a player and even assisted the main team in a few tournaments, most notably helping them win Roobet Cup. It is also said that tiziaN will be taking on a new role in the organization.
9 August - misutaaa departs VitalityVitality bids farewell to Kévin "misutaaa" Rabier after he’d been a part of the team for over two years. During his time with Vitality, misutaaa won three trophies and made it to the previous two majors and even made it to the quarter finals in PGL Major Stockholm 2021. While playing in Vitality, misutaaa averaged a 0.99 rating.
9 August - EG.CD add stanislaw and RUSHTwo veterans round up the North American roster. The additions of Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and RUSH complete the roster after the exits of CLASIA and HexT, where the former was removed due to personal issues, while the latter was promoted to the main team. This duo adds lots of experience to the young squad, with stanislaw taking over the in-game leading role.
9/10 August - chelo leaves MIBR, who sign HEN1The Brazilian rifler leaves MIBR after a year and a half long stint. Marcelo “chelo” Cespedes achieved 1st place finishes in quite a few regional tournaments while averaging a 1.15 rating.
MIBR have signed Henrique "HEN1" Teles to fill the vacant spot left by chelo. This sees HEN1 return to action after being on the bench of GODSENT following the acquisition of multiple players by 00NATION. In his previous team, HEN1 averaged a 1.13 rating.
9/10 August - JACKZ replaces Lucky on HEETAudric "JACKZ" Jug returns to a French speaking lineup. JACKZ had been a part of G2 for nearly four years while averaging a 1.00 rating. He helped the team make many deep runs into tournaments, however grabbing a big trophy was never achieved. Lucas "Lucky" Chastang was benched after six months of playing under the HEET banner. During that time, Lucky averaged a 1.03 rating.
10 August - Fluxo enter CS:GO with a Brazilian lineupA new lineup has been put together with Brazilian players from four different teams. The team will be led by former MIBR in-game leader Adriano “WOOD7” Cerato, who has also invited Lucas “lux” Meneghini on the board, the least experienced member of the squad. They are joined by Vinicius "vsm" Moreira and João "felps" Vasconcellos, who come from 00NATION and GODSENT respectively. The final piece of the puzzle is Lucas "Lucaozy" Neves, who many regard as a very promising up-and-coming talent. The team will be coached by Willian "Xamp" Caldas.
10 August - cowana sign denisThe German player reunites with Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend after taking an eleven-month break from competition. This roster change comes just after two months of updating their lineup with the additions of Kevin “HS” Tarn, Ádám “kolor” Domoszlay and Armandas “maty” Kneita, in which the latter is the one getting replaced by Denis "denis" Howel. The German player was last seen in action at Sprout, where he played for close to two years. During that time, he averaged a 1.00 rating.
10 August - Strife add jitter and D4rtyMontanaJordon “jitter” Ruggiero and Matthew “D4rtyMontana” Paplawskas complete the lineup. After the departures of in-game leader stamina and the Estonian player fejtZ, Strife have added jitter, who joins the team from previously unsigned Carpe Diem, where he averaged a 1.02 rating. The second addition, D4rtyMontana, is familiar with Strife, having played under their banner back in March. His previous team was Brazen, where he averaged a 0.98 rating.
11 August - Partizan sign a new lineupThe new lineup will be led by Luka "emi" Vuković, who joins the team from Coalesce, but is most known for his time at CR4ZY as well as FunPlus Phoenix. Pere "sausol" Solsona Saumell also joins the team from Coalesce, having gotten recognition during his time at Mad Lions, where the team had impressive results. The roster is complete by Serbian rifler Luka "c0llins" Živanović, Croatian AWPer Marin "ROGA" Rogić and former SKADE player Kalin "KalubeR" Erenditsov.
11 August - Apeks complete roster with shoxA completely unexpected signing has been done by the Norwegian organization. The French veteran joins the team after a five and a half month stint with Liquid, during which he averaged a 0.94 rating. Richard “shox” Papillon stated that the schedule at Liquid was exhausting and after a small break he’s ready to compete with a healthy mindset.
11/12 August - SunPayus leaves Movistar Riders, MartinezSa to step up to the plateMovistar Riders lose their highest rated player amid reports of Alvaro "SunPayus" Garcia moving to ENCE. The Spanish AWPer was a part of the team for a year, during which he helped elevate the team to the next level, finishing 3-4th at IEM Cologne 2022 and 5th-8th at ESL Pro League Season 15. He averaged a 1.16 rating for the duration of the year.
Movistar Riders have added Antonio "MartinezSa" Martinez Sánchez to their starting lineup to replace the recently departed SunPayus. MartinezSa joins the Madrid-based organization from VELOX, a team where he played for more than a year and averaged a 1.15 rating.
12 August - CLG Red revamp rosterThe female roster has been revamped with three new players. CLG Red turn into an international lineup with the additions of Vivienne "BiBiAhn" Quach from Australia, Coline "Kaoday" Le Floc'h from France and Marissa "madss" Dasta from the United States. The lineup will maintain Mounira "GooseBreeder" Dobie and Kelsie "uhKelsie" Click from the rosters previous iteration and will be coached by Viktor "flashie" Tamás Bea. These additions will fill the vacant spots left by Emma "Emy" Choe, Juliana "Juli" Tosic and Diane "di^" Tran. The new lineup will compete in ESL Impact League Season 2, which will feature a $123,000 LAN Final in Jönköping.
13 August - O PLANO announce new lineupAWPer Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe and coach Raphael "cogu" Camargo have put together a new Brazilian roster. The in-game leader duties were handed to Gustavo "yel" Knittel, who joined from MIBR. The last three players to join the project are Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato from paiN, Caike "caike" Costa from Los Grandes and youngster Guilherme "piriaz1n" Barbosa, who comes from ARCTIC.
13 August - Copenhagen Flames unveil new rosterDubbed as Flames 3.0, the new iteration of the team is once again looking to develop their lineup over time. The captain of the new roster will be Thomas "birdfromsky" Due-Frederiksen, who recently departed from ECSTATIC. Rasmus "raalz" Steensborg will be birdfromsky’s right-hand man with plenty of experience under his belt as well as having been an in-game leader in Sprout. Joining the team as riflers will be Johannes "b0RUP" Borup and Thomas "TMB" Bundsbæk, both of them having previously played for ex-MAD Lions. The roster is finalized by Romanian AWPer regali, who has been playing in fnatic Rising. The team will be coached by cube, who also joins from fnatic Rising.
13 August - Sangal add phzy on loanThe Swedish AWPer joins the Turkish team on a one-year loan. Love "phzy" Smidebrant is back in action, having played in Young Ninjas for a year, after which he was temporarily promoted to the main team. During his three-month stint in the main team, the AWPer averaged a 0.95 rating. This move comes after Sangal had to bench S3NSEY due to his nine-month civil service duty.
14/15 August - VERTEX bid farewell to Vexite who joins ORDERAnother departure sees VERTEX left with just three players on the starting lineup. Declan “Vexite” Portelli was a part of the Australian team for over a month, during which he averaged a 1.25 rating. Vexite returns to ORDER after his over a year long stint with the team came to an end three months ago. The young player joins the team after the departure of Hatz.
14 August - Falcons sign misutaaa and NBK-The French players have found themselves a new home. Nathan “NBK” Schmitt joins the team after he played in MOUZ for two months, where he was suddenly replaced by Jon “JDC” de Castro. The signing of misutaaa comes after he was benched in Vitality. Both of these players will now return to a French speaking roster, after being a part of an international lineup. These players will replace Nicolas "Keoz" Dgus and Jayson "Kyojin" Nguyen Van.
16 August - G2 sign jks and HooXiAfter many rumors and reports, G2 has finalized their roster ahead of the second part of the year. Joining the squad will be Justin “jks” Savage and Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen, who will be replacing JACKZ and Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen. The Australian rifler joins the squad after showing an incredible form while standing in for FaZe at IEM Katowice 2022, where they claimed 1st place. Funnily enough, it was G2 that was beaten 0-3 in that grand final. The in-game leading duties will be handed to HooXi, the last player of the previous Copenhagen Flames roster which managed to qualify for the last two majors. The new G2 lineup will debut at BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022.
17 August - Evil Geniuses sign female rosterAnother female roster has found backing from an organization. The lineup consists of: Kiki “PiggyKiki” Long, Kiara “milk” Makua, empathy, Jessica “Jesscas” Ngo, Anna “lovergirl” Gutierrez and coach @onter_z. Before the lineup was acquired by Evil Geniuses, they played as Sacrifice, competing at different regional tournaments.
17 August - Lilmix announce new lineupThe Swedish organization has announced their lineup with the additions of three new players. Max “quix” Lindkvist and Hannes “hns” Johansson are the two players that were kept on the squad from its previous iteration. One of the new additions the roster is Adam “WolfY” Andersson, who used to field the big green for ECSTATIC. The last two Swedes joining the squad are Robin “robiin” Sjögren and Adam “bq” Bergqvist, where the former lastly competed at Coalesce and the latter was a part of X Gamer.
Here we’re going to list roster changes that took place before the player break had begun and after it ended. These changes will also be listed in a chronological order.
July 15 - Wisla Krakow leaves esportsIt's been three years since the Polish organization entered the scene. In those three years, the organization managed to grab two first place finishes at ESL Mistrzostwa Polski: Autumn 2021 and Nine to Five #5 as well as four 2nd place finishes.
July 15 - SINNERS add ZeroHaving played for GamerLegion for two years, Patrik "Zero" Žúdel has been transferred over to the Czech team. This move completes the roster of SINNERS, who have been fielding their coach as the 5th player for the last two months.
July 15 - Coalesce part ways with their rosterJust after four months, the entire roster has been released. During the four months, the British organization didn’t manage to live up to the expectations with disappointing finishes at different events as well as having to replace a player just after two months of being announced.
July 15 - degster transferred to OGAn impressive stand-in performance at BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022 netted Abdul “degster” Gasanov a permanent spot on the roster, replacing Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski. Before joining OG, degster decided not to extend his contract with Spirit due to the different thoughts on how the team would function and his unwillingness to spend most of the year in Serbia.
July 17 - erkaSt returns to NKTErdenetsogt “erkaSt” Gantulga returns to competitive CS after an eight month stint in VALORANT. Last time erkaSt played for NKT was back in 2021 from May till November, during which he led the team to two first place finishes in Funspark ULTI 2021 Asia Regional Series 2 and Funspark ULTI 2021 Asia Playoffs 1.
August 15 - brzer joins ECSTATICYet another roster change happened at ECSTATIC. The Danish AWPer joins the team from Astralis Talent, where he competed for close to nine months, while averaging a 1.00 rating. Benjamin “brzer” Jensen will be replacing Jakob “Daffu” Schildt on the active roster, after the latter had been a part of the team for over six months while also averaging a 1.00 rating.
August 15 - Astralis Talent add jarko and KristouWith the departures of brzer and Frederik "Fessor" Sørensen, two new Danes have been signed. Nicklas “jarko” Rasmussen joins the team from Sashi, where he played for close to two months and averaged a 0.85 rating. The second addition Kristoffer "Kristou" Aamand previously played for ex-AGF, although he has been on the sidelines for about five months. Kristou has played for AGF on three different occasions, as well as been a part of North.
August 15 - Sprout sign refrezh and ZyphonSprout’s roster has been finalized with the two additions. Ismail "refrezh" Ali joins the German organization from Heroic, where he averaged a 1.02 rating over the course of 15 months. Rasmus "Zyphon" Nordfoss is one of the last members of the previous Copenhagen Flames roster to find themselves a new home. He was a part of the Danish team for over a year and averaged a 1.06 rating for the duration of it. The signing of the duo comes as a replacement for Spiidi and raalz, who recently departed the team.
August 15 - Vitality announce Spinx signingThe Israeli star has signed with a new team. Having previously played for ENCE, Lotan "Spinx" Giladi was the main firepower of the team, averaging a 1.14 rating for the duration of a year and a half. With this addition, Vitality are looking to bounce back from a disappointing first half of the year. The Israeli rifler is a replacement for misutaaa, who recently left Vitality.
15 August - TeamOne sign malbsMdThis move sees Mario "malbsMd" Samayoa return to the team he was in prior to 00NATION. During his almost five-month stint at 00NATION, malbsMd averaged a 1.09 rating. The Guatemalan player will be filling the vacant spot left by Enzo "xns" Henrique and also sees him reuniting with Pedro “Maluk3” Campos and Matheus “pesadelo” Panisset.
15 August - paiN round out roster with zevy and skullzThe Brazilian organization has signed Romeu "zevy" Rocco and Felipe "skullz" Medeiros to complete their roster. The Brazilian AWPer zevy joins the team from Sharks, where he played for close to 17 months while averaging a 1.17 rating. The second player in skullz joins the team from ODDIK, where he played for a month and averaged a 1.16 rating.
Here we’re going to list newly formed teams, who are set to compete in ESEA, other smaller tournaments or whose competition plans are unknown.
1 August - DIE DUDES@NPKirbyy
5 August - Fragbox Gaming@Zeusa94
6 August - Jeste@Ping_men
7 August - Legates Esports@Bigun_007
7 August - Clique Esports@RhysStumbles
8 August - DIVIZON
8 August - TheProdigies@fNkcsgo
8 August - Davenport Esports D2@itsN07
9 August - Davenport Esports D3@FraqKTR
9 August - New Threat@KezzFps
9 August - Davenport Esports D1@cornFPS
14 August - SHIFT@MellohCS
14 August - 2EASY@phenomagi (IGL)
17 August - FACT@bragaldocs
We tried our best to summarize all CS:GO Roster Changes during the 2022 player break that are worth mentioning and wish all the teams and players nothing but the best going into the next season! It will be amazing to see how all the teams and new players perform. The article will get updated for a few more days if new transfers appear! Cheers