CS:GO Teams in the StarLadder Berlin Major with the most roster move potential - Dexerto
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CS:GO Teams in the StarLadder Berlin Major with the most roster move potential

Published: 11/Jun/2019 17:20 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 15:33

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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With exactly two weeks remaining until the official StarLadder Berlin CS:GO Major roster lock, qualified teams now have their last opportunity to make roster changes leading up to the event. 

This deadline is more significant than it was for past Majors because “emergency” transfers will require documented proof as to why a player cannot play. Cloud9 took advantage of the previous iteration of the rule at ESL One: Katowice by submitting Jordan ‘Zellsis’ Montemurro as their coach and later subbing him in for Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim.

This time around, Cloud9 has committed to re-qualifying for the Berlin Major with their new roster while sources have informed Dexerto that HellRaisers will submit a roster that includes Abay ‘Hobbit’ Khasenov or Bence ‘DeadFox’ Böröcz to retain their slot.

Cloud9/TwitterCloud9 are committed to re-qualifying for the Berlin Major this fall.

To maintain Major qualification that was earned at the previous Major tournament, teams must have at least three of the five members from that event. With Cloud9 requalifying, an additional team will qualify for the event via the Minor cycle to make up for their open slot. 

With that said, there are a few teams to keep an eye on as candidates to make changes prior to the Major roster lock and after the Major itself.

Had NRG Esports not already made a move prior to today, they would have been on this list despite still needing to make it out of the Minor. They wasted no time following their semi-final appearance at the Season 7 ECS Finals and have officially replaced Damian ‘daps’ Steele with Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz. 

This is now the second time daps has been replaced by stanislaw, with the first time occurring in 2016 during their time with OpTic Gaming. Sources have explained to Dexerto that the move occurred quickly and took only 48 hours from start to finish, leading up to the announcement.

ESLNinjas in Pyjamas are looking to make a roster move if they can find the right piece to add in.

Ninjas in Pyjamas are in prime position for a roster move if they can find a suitable player to acquire. Unfortunately for them, Robin ‘flusha’ Rönnquist has all but touched the game since announcing he would be taking time away from playing professionally. 

NiP reached out to flusha and Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson while Dennis ‘dennis’ Edman took a brief leave of absence earlier in the year, but both of them declined to join the team. 

It is unclear who NiP would replace even if they did find someone they liked, but the teams’ discomfort with the way in which dennis missed DreamHack Masters Dallas put him as a likely candidate.

Copyright: ESL/Jennika OjalaMIBR could be looking to make some moves following a string of poor results.

With losses to both Complexity and North at the Season 7 ECS Finals, MIBR cannot be happy with their performance. It is only a matter of time until Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo turns to new talent as a remedy for their issues. 

The most obvious route would be to recruit players from Furia but the Americas Minor Closed Qualifier on June 12 means they have next to no time to make that happen. 

Part of me has a feeling none of them would accept the offer anyway with how the rankings of the two teams compare. If MIBR make a move, it will happen after the Major and they’ll have to look elsewhere in Brazil.

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Exclusive interview: GeT RiGhT announces Twitch switch from CSGO

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

by Lauren Bergin

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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

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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

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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

GeT_RiGhT CSGO
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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!