The Post-Major CS:GO Shuffle is Shaking Up Europe
There’s a decent chance the aftershocks of these big changes will continue to ripple through rosters as everyone scrambles to pick up the pieces and field a more competitive team for the next $1m Major. Anything to tempt your CS:GO bets away from the established legends.
G2 announced today that the rumors circulating at the end of 2016 about a French super team were true and that they would be the sole benefactors of the merging. Three from EnVyUs (Kenny “kennyS” Schrub, Dan “apEX” Madesclaire, and Nathan “NBK” Schmitt) will join Richard “
With a strategically sound but underperforming Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux moving to a coaching role for the G2 team, they very well could have something special on the hands.
Fnatic and GODSENT’s back and forth swapping affair has reached its inevitable conclusion now as both teams are basically back to where they started. Jesper “JW” Wecksell and Robin “
Fnatic’s performance in the
With G2 and EnVyUs’ merging, Cédric “RpK” Guipouy, and Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom have been left out in the cold, while not-so-happy Vincent “Happy” Cervoni and Christophe “SIXER” Xia mirror them on the EnVyUs side of the divide. What becomes of these four is yet undecided, though there were whispers around the same time of the French super team formation that ScreaM would be forming his own team.
ScreaM was supposed to create a french team but things changed a bit since FaZe players asked him if he was ok to join them. 1/2— neL (@neLendirekt) February 1, 2017
Since then, things have become murky, with FaZe allegedly stepping into talks with the
Liquid and Optic’s trade, of Spencer “Hiko” Martin for Peter “
For both teams, Atlanta’s Major will have been a wake-up call that changes are needed having failed to make secure their Legends status once more. A changing of the IGL guard could be all that’s required to get them back on the right side of the group stages, but don’t be surprised to see more radical movements taking place before the next million-dollar event.