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CS:GO • Sep 10, 2019

LIVE: CSGO roster shuffle post-Berlin Major

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LIVE: CSGO roster shuffle post-Berlin Major
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The StarLadder Berlin Major has come to an end, and, just like after every Major, teams are beginning to tinker with their squads in an attempt to (hopefully) take them to the top of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive world.

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This post-Berlin Major shuffle hub will keep you updated with all the latest transfer news and rumors over the next few months.

The timeline will be updated and teams and players make announcements, and we'll also have all the latest rumors and leaks about potential moves.

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Astralis celebrate with fans after winning the StarLadder Berlin Major.

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CSGO roster changes and rumors so far

It's an exciting time for CSGO fans, as organizations like 100 Thieves look set to (re)enter the scene, core lineups have been split, while veteran players and up-and-comers alike are being scouted to join new homes.

Almost every region in the world, from North America, Europe and South America, is set to experience some kind of roster shake-up.

Timeline: Confirmed CSGO roster changes 

The following moves have all been confirmed by players and organizations. 

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September 17

KioShiMa joins G2

  • Joins as a stand-in for shox
  • Temporary signing for IEM Beijing qualifier and ESL One New York

September 16

Flusha and Golden join Fnatic

  • Flusha joins permanently
  • Golden joins on loan from Cloud9 until the end of 2019

September 14

G2 Esports reportedly transfer shox to Team Vitality

  • Not yet confirmed by team or player, but initially reported by 1pv
  • Transfer value reported to be between $350-450k
Shox is reportedly on his way to join Vitality

September 12

Luminosity parts ways with their roster

September 11

FaZe Clan release NEO from bench

  • Announced on FaZe twitter
  • Filled in as a substitute for six months 

Grayhound sign INS

  • Announced on Grayhound twitter
  • Grayhound back to full five-man roster after releasing Neil_M
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NEO has been relieved of his substitute duties from FaZe

September 9

Na`Vi's Zeus confirms retirement plan

  • Announced on Na`Vi's website
  • Zeus is set to retire after BLAST Pro Series Moscow on September 14
  • No replacement has been confirmed

Renegades confirm they are staying in CSGO

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Na`Vi's Zeus has confirmed his retirement plan after a long and successful career.

September 7

Vitality bench NBK

  • Announced on Vitality's twitter
  • No official replacement has been confirmed

Edward's Winstrike loan ends

  • Announced on Winstrike’s website

  • Edward rejoins the Na`Vi bench

September 5

ENCE bench Aleksib

MiBR confirm kNgV- signing

  • Announced on MiBR's Twitter
  • KNgV- replaces Coldzera

CS:GO roster rumors

Not all changes have been confirmed yet, but some sources and rumors indicate the following changes might be in the works.

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Fnatic looking to bring back Golden and flusha

1pv.fr report that the Swedish titans Fnatic are looking to bring back Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist and Maikil 'Golden' Selim after failing to sign Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson. This move would bring back a Fnatic veteran in flusha, as well as give the team a needed In-Game Leader in Golden. Both of these players previously had positive experiences with the Swedish organization, so a return is not difficult to believe. 

G2 reportedly bench shox and Lucky

A report by 1pv.fr suggests that G2 Esports are set for some major changes following their disappointing run at the StarLadder Berlin Major, with Richard 'shox' Papillon and Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang being benched. Possible replacements include Cr4zy duo Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković and Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač, however, the move is complicated by Cr4zy's high asking price for the two players. 

Another report from September 14 indicates that G2 is planning to transfer shox to Team Vitality.

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Rumors suggest shox has fallen out of favor at G2.

FaZe Clan considering their options

The international FaZe squad seems to be considering multiple options following their disastrous Berlin Major run. They were recently spotted practicing without their In-Game Leader Filip ‘NEO’ Kubski and star AWPer Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács, with the up and coming Helvijs ‘broky’ Saukants and a mysterious 'dickb0mb' taking their places. FaZe has now officially released NEO as of September 11.

FaZe have also reportedly been in talks with two of the hottest CSGO pro's on the market, Marcelo 'coldzera' David and Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen, leaving fans guessing as to who will be joining.

Team Envy looking to invigorate roster 

In one of the first North American moves, Team Envy are looking to shake things up as they are reportedly in talks with multiple players, most notably Ryan 'ryann' Welsh, Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik, Joshua 'steel' Nissan, and Ricky 'floppy' Kemery. It is unclear which, if any, of these players will join Envy, however, the team already has a full roster so big changes may be in store.

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CSGO Major roster rules and deadlines

The official rules and deadlines have not yet been announced for the next CSGO Major, however, team rosters are generally 'locked' two months before the start of the Major. Very little details are available about the next Major event, with the only real information being the date - May 11-24, 2020. 

In the meantime, things do not stop for CSGO teams, the next event is just around the corner, with BLAST Pro Series Moscow starting on September 13, followed by ESL One New York on September 26-29. 



This page was last updated on September 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM ET.

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