With both players and teams making big moves across the board, CS: GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) has witnessed one of the busiest years in 2021. Here are the major roster moves that you should know:
Device leaves Astralis
Device, the co-founding member of Astralis, left the squad in April 2021 after more than 5 years on board. The possible reasons for this departure according to him are living far from the office, not being able to meet his friends, etc. He also pointed out that he was constantly playing it for years and it has become quite challenging for his lifestyle in an interview to Pley.
On top of this, he made a new for himself being the most consistent AWPs of recent times. Device won several trophies and 4 major titles along with two MVPs under his belt. It is on air that he left the squad for a buyout of a whopping 1 million dollars.
Well, the 25-year-old member of Astralis also requested the organization to transfer to Ninjas in Pyjamas for him. He also added that he wishes to work out of Stockholm but may be able to have the whole organization close to him.
Fallen Joins Team Liquid
Fallen is one of the legends of the Brazilian CS: GO scene, and second in the world by HLTV in 2016, has now officially joined Team Liquid. He is going to replace “Twistzz” Van Dulken now. Dulken has left the team after losing to Astralis in the finals of Intel Extreme Masters XV. Astralis defeated Team Liquid 3-0.
Fallen also got multiple titles throughout his career with MiBR, SK as well as Luminosity. Currently, Team Liquid has EliGE, NAF, Grim, Fallen, and Stewie2K.
KennyS has been benched from G2
KennyS has now officially been benched from the G2 Esports active lineup. He will now be replaced with Audric “jaCkz” jug. Audric was on the G2’s bench for three months. But, KennyS will be now allowed to look over his options with a different organization.
G2 has now announced that the KennyS will no longer be on their side playing with their CS: GO team in upcoming matches for now. His performance in the past years has always been on buzz being quite a popular AWPer.
Vitality benches RpK
Team Vitality has now finally announced that Cedric “RpK’ would be benched from their active lineup. The 22-year-old Jayson “Kyojin” will take his place now. Rpk was a reliable rifler who delivered consistent performances for his squad since its inception. He was also a renowned player to silence many doubters on the internet.
Flusha steps down from Fnatic
Flusha is currently an active player and has been moved out of Fnatics active lineup as announced by the organization this Friday. Speaking about Flusha, the coach said “ Looking to the future of Fnatic CS: GO, we have had to make some tough decisions about our roster and our legendary players”. He will now be replaced by 21-year-old AWPer Jack “Jackinho” Strom Matsson.