All CS:GO roster changes ahead of the IEM Katowice Major roster lock - Dexerto

All CS:GO roster changes ahead of the IEM Katowice Major roster lock

Published: 21/Dec/2018 16:30 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 12:58

by Connor Bennett


The countdown to Counter-Strike’s IEM Katowice Major is on, but before fans can settle down to watch one of the most prestigious events of the CS:GO season, there is a small window in which teams can make roster changes.

This will be the third time a major event has been held in the Polish city but there will be no home representatives this time around.

As is common leading up to an event of this magnitude, some teams will make a move that they see giving them the best chance at securing a title. Other teams, however, will choose to stick it out and make a move after their Major run. 

The roster lock for this event has been set for January 1. The date is two weeks before the first Minor events – the CIS and European Minors – giving teams who want to make a move enough team to get to grips with their changes.

FaZe don’t have long to find a replacement for the recently-benched Karrigan

However, a slight alteration has made to this event’s rulebook that will allow teams to make an emergency transfer due to in a serious and short notice emergency – i.e. injury or cancelled transport to the event. This would, in theory, prevent teams from having to field their coach as a stand-in as previously seen with Space Soldiers during the FACEIT London Major.

Things could get hectic once a number of roster moves are made, but this handy hub will keep you up to date with any changes as soon as they happen!

Rumored and confirmed Roster changes timeline

December 31st

December 29th

December 28th

  • Vitality replace Happy with ALEX (Confirmed)

December 23rd

December 22nd

  • XANTARES joins BIG for Nex (Rumor)

December 21st

  • Stewie2K joins Team Liquid, Taco and Zews return to MIBR (Confirmed)

December 20th

  • Tarik to miss IEM Katowice Major (Rumor)
  • compLexity benches Yay, coach Rambo departs (Confirmed)

December 18th

  • MIBR to add Felps from INTZ (Rumor)

December 16th

December 12th

  • Boltz replaces Yel on Luminosity Gaming (Confirmed)

December 11th

  • Made in Brazil (MIBR) to add Taco, Zews to join as coach (Rumor)
  • Stewie2K to leave MIBR for Team Liquid (Rumor)
  • Tarik benched by MIBR

December 10th

  • waterfALLZ leaves Winstrike as a free agent (Confirmed)

Exclusive interview: GeT RiGhT announces Twitch switch from CSGO

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 15:03

by Lauren Bergin


Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund has announced his departure from professional Counter-Strike, as he moves to Twitch streaming full-time. 

2021 has just got started and Sweden are already stealing the show. Just days after PGL announced the Stockholm Major, GeT_RiGhT has decided to call time on his legendary competitive career.

During an exclusive interview with Dexerto, the 30-year-old discusses the career highs and lows, his battle with Crohn’s disease and what the future holds for the Swedish titan.

GeT_RiGhT interview

GeT_RiGhT & f0rest: End of an era

f0rest and GeT_RiGhT hugging
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Counter-Strike’s dynamic duo is no more.

The Swede has a CS legacy like no other, but an integral part of those wins and losses was his partnership with countryman Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. The two share a long list of tournament wins together, including the coveted Major.

The two Counter-Strike behemoths have played together for over a decade, and it’s clear that the end of this partnership is one of the most emotional aspects of GeT_RiGhT’s retirement.

“It’s been a rollercoaster, but at the same time, it’s been a beautiful ride.” Alesund goes on to describe their partnership as “the biggest highlight” of his career.

CSGO & Crohn’s: A battle worth fighting

Adela Sznajder for ESL
GeT_RiGhT’s battle with Crohn’s is a perplexing one.

It may shock a lot of people, but GeT RiGhT describes living with the disease as being “one of the best things that ever happened” to him, as well as one of the worst ones.

He describes his lifelong battle with the stomach pain that accompanies the illness, but goes on to explain that he’s thankful, as the official diagnosis brought with it a sense of both physical and mental relief.

In terms of playing CS, however, he describes it as “horrible.” The associated pain, alongside weight and blood loss meant that focusing on the game became a trial all in its own. After asking himself whether it was worth risking his health, his response shows a mixed bag of emotions. “Yes and no really,” he admitted, as the pro player life and its fandom are always worth it, but the two day bedridden recovery period certainly has left a scar.

GeT_RiGhT: Twitch streaming & beyond

YouTube: GeT_RiGhT
What’s next for GeT_RiGhT? We can’t wait to find out.

It’s important to note that the Swedish legend will not be leaving CS. He sees the game as home, explaining: “I grew up in the scene and I’ll do anything it takes to help it grow.”

While he admits he can’t go into exact details about his future plans, he sees Twitch and content creation as a “competition on another level,” as he explores a plethora of games such as League of Legends and Warzone with more creative freedom.

GeT_RiGhT explored his excitement for Valorant, but clarified that he’s “not going to become a professional Valorant player.” With that said, he does believe that the game “has huge potential to overtake CS:GO” at some point in down the line.

Throughout this entire interview, you get a sense that the Valorant pro (sorry Chris, we had to) is in the best place he’s ever been. We’ll be excited to see where his streaming career takes him, whether it’s Riot’s Future Earth or otherwise. So keep an eye out, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon!