DeKay on CS:GO: Top five inactive players - Dexerto

DeKay on CS:GO: Top five inactive players

Published: 17/Apr/2019 19:05 Updated: 17/Oct/2019 10:54

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis


With the bulk of post-Major roster moves out of the way and ESL Pro League in progress, the CS:GO roster move landscape has gone quiet. A majority of the world’s best are confident with their starting five and will not change their lineup until after the Starladder Berlin Major in September.

With many teams remaining static, the list of talented inactive players has grown to a size we may have never seen before. So many, that at least two whole mixed nationality rosters could be created tomorrow. 

Here is our list of some of the best players available on the market and some exclusive context surrounding their situation:

Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi 

DreamHack / Adela SznajdersuNny was key to much of Mousesports’ 2018 success.

SuNny is a rifler with superstar potential, showing that on multiple occasions during his time with Mousesports. His decline in form towards the end of his tenure on the lineup is understandable considering the overall form of the roster before they split up. 

Multiple roster moves in a short period of time obviously didn’t help his case, either. He won’t be cheap to extract from Mousesports but the longer he sits, the more they will be motivated to move him elsewhere. 

Sources have mentioned that his contract with the organization ends in less than a year. It would be shocking to see him teamless come September, given the impact he can provide in the server.

Robin ‘flusha’ Rönnquist 

WESGFlusha’s future remains uncertain.

Flusha could possibly be the most attractive player on this list for interested teams due to his ability to perform as an in-game leader or as a strong role player. During his time with Cloud9, his performance only got better until he decided to step back from professional play. 

The interest from a number of teams will be extreme, which means it will come down to how soon he wants to return to playing Counter-Strike. 

One obvious landing spot is FaZe Clan, who have expressed they will eventually recruit an in-game leader. Although, their recent victory at BLAST Pro Series: Miami might put a damper on a  potential roster change. The other obvious move is a return to Sweden, where he still held in high regard.

Fabien ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey 

ESLkioShiMa’s form during his Cloud9 stint was impressive.

KioShiMa was one of the best players for Cloud9 during their period of roster volatility at the start of the year. Once again though, he was replaced. 

William ‘RUSH’ Wierzba recently mentioned in an interview that kioShiMa was a great teammate, but doesn’t play the game the way the rest of the roster wants to. Surely though, there is a team out there that could use a veteran rifler that has a wide skillset and is dependable to deliver results in-game. 

The bonus for any team interested in his services is that he is a free agent and just like suNny, I would be surprised to see him without a team for long.

Owen ‘smooya’ Butterfield 

Smooya is still looking for a new home after benching himself on BIG.

Smooya is an AWPer that has shown flashes of brilliance during his time on the big stage and brings a level of aggressiveness that many teams could utilize. He has expressed his willingness to play anywhere in the world, meaning any team in need of impact AWPing should at least explore the idea. 

The small downside of his recent stand-in play for Renegades is that he cannot play in ESL Pro League for Season 9 for any other team once he is subbed out. 

Thankfully, his buyout with BIG Clan is quite low, with sources intimating it is around the $30,000 mark.

William ‘draken’ Sundin 

DreamHack / Adela SznajderDraken’s stand-in time with NiP was cut shorter than expected.

Draken hasn’t shown a level of consistency yet to make him more desirable than smooya but has shown on multiple occasions he is worth rostering based on potential alone. 

Constantly being moved in and out of the Ninjas in Pyjamas roster can’t be great for his confidence, which is essential when using the big green gun. 

Putting him on a roster that is a bit more rigid and structured is worth a shot for those needing some firepower. He was smart by ensuring he would be a free agent if replaced on NiP, rather than getting locked to the bench again.

Notable Mentions

  • Abay “Hobbit” Khasenov 
  • Jakob “JUGi” Hansen 
  • Niels-Christian “NaToSaphiX” Sillassen 
  • Asger “AcilioN” Larsen 

How to complete CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 1 missions

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:33

by Andrew Amos


Operation Broken Fang is here, and that means heaps of new CS:GO content. If you want to make the most out of it though, and try and get that Diamond coin, you’ll want to complete the weekly missions. When better than to start in Week 1?

Christmas has come early for CS:GO players. Operation Broken Fang has dropped over a year after Operation Shattered Web started, and it’s brought a bevy of new content.

Seven new maps, nearly 100 skins, an entirely new game mode in Retakes, and even more. The best way to get your hands all over this though is through the battle pass and weekly missions.

The battle pass will set you back around $15 USD, but it’s worth it if you are going to grind the game. Plus, it’ll also give you access to the weekly missions, which are the best way to experience the new content.

Operation Broken Fang shop in CS:GO
You’ll need to complete the weekly missions to get some of the sweet Broken Fang rewards.

CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 1 missions

While you don’t need the battle pass to play the missions, you’ll be duly rewarded for doing them. In Week 1, it’s all about new content.

Players will be taken to the new maps in Engage, Frostbite, and Ancient ⁠— dashing across multiple game modes. You’ll also be tasked with testing out the new retakes gamemode ⁠— a brilliant way to finesse your play before hitting the competitive queues.

There’s also the mysterious Under The Hood mission, where you have to find what the Phoenix are up to. Here’s the full list of missions for Week 1, which can net you up to 19 stars.

  • Premium Unleaded: Win rounds in Broken Fang Premier.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Manual Transmission: Win rounds in Competitive: Engage.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Mass Production: Get 25 kills in Guardian: Engage. 2 stars.
  • Under The Hood: The Phoenix have been spotted! Find out what they’re planning. 2 stars.
  • Warming Up: Get AK47, M4A4, or M4A1-S kills in Casual: Ancient.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Clutch Control: Win rounds in Retakes.
    • 3 rounds: 1 star
    • 7 rounds: 2 stars
    • 10 rounds: 3 stars
  • Ice & Snow, Take It Slow: Get kills in Danger Zone: Frostbite.
    • 2 kills: 1 star
    • 4 kills: 2 stars
    • 6 kills: 3 stars
CSGO gameplay
Frostbite is the new Danger Zone map released in CS:GO. Even if you don’t like the battle royale typically, you’ll have to give it a try for this week’s missions.

You have until December 10 to complete these missions, so get in quick before they run out!