CS:GO week reviewed
G2 parts ways with Ex6TenZ, brings in bodyy
G2 eSports made an unexpected switch this week as they announced that they reached an agreement with Team LDLC to swap their team leader Kevin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans for one of the on the rise talents in the region, Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro.
This is a major change for us, but also a major opportunity. With that in mind, I am happy to welcome Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro to the team. He stood out to us as having that “little bit extra” that only the greatest players have, and we look forward to adding his skillset to our team.
FaceIt, Twitch partner for $3.5 million league
Faceit and Twitch announced that they will be building together a $3.5 million eSports league that will feature a number of games including CS:GO, and will be one of the first leagues to feature to team co-ownership.
kioshima joins FaZe
FaZe Clan has announced that kioshima was brought into the organization this week, taking over the spot the Mikail “Maikelele” Bill left after their weak and unexpected performance at MLG Columbus 2016, although FaZe states that Maikelele is still officially a member of the team as of now. FaZe Clan had the following to say about the pickup:
Today, we are welcoming on kioShiMa from Team EnVyUs to join our starting line-up in replacement of Maikelele. For the time being, Maikelele is still a part of our organization, and what comes next for him will be a matter we’ll all sit down to discuss in the near future.
PGL and Kespa to host Asian CS:GO minor
With the next major just on the horizon, Valve revealed this week that they will be bringing in PGL and Kespa to host the upcoming CS:GO Asian minor in May at the Nexon eSports Arena in Seoul, South Korea. The tournament will feature a hefty $50,000 prize pool, the biggest one to date for a CS:GO event in the country.
fnatic bench olof, bring in PlesseN
Yet another top player stepped down from competitive play this week due to RSI as fnatic has revealed that they will be subbing in Niclas “PlesseN” Plessen for Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer in order to give time for the player to recover from his recent wrist pains. Read a snippet of Viktor “Vuggo” Jendeby’s full statement about it below:
olof has had troubles with his hand for a while now and as the pain increased in the last few weeks, we will take no long term risks just to see short term success. Olof will stay away from playing at all until he is fully recovered.