Turkish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive star Ismailcan ‘XANTARES’ Dörtkardeş is reportedly in talks with BIG to join their active roster.
XANTARES and his ex-Space Soldiers teammates have been without an organization since they departed from Space Soldiers in October.
Since then, the Turkish team has maintained their spot in the ESL Pro League whilst also qualifying for the upcoming IEM Katowice Major European Minor event.
While a change to the roster has not been rumored, it now looks as if XANTARES is set to depart the orgless team and the current roster will have to make a change before the January 1 deadline.
According to a report from VPEsports and French-insider NeL, XANTARES is in advanced talks with German-organization BIG (Berlin International Gaming).
NeL’s report also suggests that the Turkish star has turned the chance to play for bigger teams such as FaZe Clan and Mousesports.
FaZe are on the search for a new fifth player after benching long-time in-game leader Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen on December 16. Since then, a number of names have been rumored to join the all-star squad but nobody, not even some of Counter-Strike’s biggest pundits, have been unable to come up with an answer.
Being turned down by XANTARES means they will have to continue to look down their shortlist of players to find an answer, and quickly.
You can follow all along with all the team moves and changes before the January 1st roster lock with our dedicated transfer hub here.