CS:GO roster changes – Crowns, Passion and TyLoo revamp teams
The Crowns Esports Club announced they have settled on their roster for the upcoming ESEA premier season.
The team had been looking for new members due to their recent underwhelming performance, where they failed to qualify for two main events in a row. Earlier this month, the team placed 17th to 32nd in the Intel Extreme Masters XII Oakland: European Open qualifier, with a disappointing 6-16 record, while following this up with another 9th to 16th finish in the DreamHack Denver 2017: Europe Open Qualifier.
Roster change no shock
The roster changes come as no surprise, since organizations are bound to take action when their team ends up ranking towards the bottom end of a qualifying event.
The team has settled on bENNY and ex-Epsilon player Xelos as part of their roster lock. In addition to their efforts to upgrade the team, Crown Esports Club has also signed new manager kMh for its male team, who will be responsible for working with the players closely and ensuring ‘things are handled quick and efficiently’.
Passions’ return alongside Devilwalk
Passion has revamped their roster, with three new additions to the team after reconciling with recently departed hampus and RuStY – who had originally announced they would be leaving due to personal reasons.
While Passions aren’t a major force, signing Devilwalk is huge news considering they are bringing in a star mid-top tier player.
Devilwalk had previously played for Fnatic – one of the biggest, oldest and top-tier competitive organizations in the world. However, he left the CS:GO scene earlier in 2016, due to a wrist injury that could have sidelined him permanently. In his prime, Devilwalk was recognized for his individual skill, with many teams attempting to capture his services.
While the unveiling of new coach kicker was seen as a step in the right direction for the org, Devilwalk’s prior experience will likely guide and develop the other players more than their coach ever will.
TyLoo loans Bondik
It has been announced that Bondik will be leaving HellRaisers in favor of TyLoo for a month and a half on a loan deal. It also follows HellRaiser’s decision to place Bondik on their transfer list as they had signed two other players, woxic and ISSAA.
Following a month on the bench, after being kicked from the starting roster, Bondik will once again be given the opportunity to compete, albeit with another team. It is likely TyLoo will be looking to sign Bondik in the near future, as a month and a half is a fairly long period for a loan deal.
The deal aims to remedy TyLoo’s recent poor performances, including being eliminated in the early stages of the European IEM Oakland qualifiers.