A new week means more CS:GO esports news, however, with Europe not really playing much in the past week, we only really have North America to talk about (and coaches!). And we’ll do just that!
FURIA has won another tournament, beating 100 Thieves 3-0 in the ESL Pro League Season 12 finals to once again claim their spot on top of the CS:GO ladder thanks to (quite fittingly) furious, aggressive tactics.
In other news, however, roster changes, roster changes, roster changes. It seems like homesickness has gotten to Owen “oBo” Schlattery, as he left Complexity to return to the US last week. Niels-Christian “NaToSaphiX” Silassen will be loaned out from Nordavind to stand-in for the American while Jason Lake and co look for a replacement.
Speaking of Danish-International rosters, MAD Lions have decided to part ways with Paweł “innocent” Mocek after only a few months of play together. The decision seems to be connected with the team’s interpersonal struggles, and innocent is sure to find a new team sooner than later, given his reputation as an absolute professional.
Finally, the Coachpocalypse has taken its first ban toll with 37 (!) coaches being banned by ESIC as a result of abusing the coach bug. The Highlights of the bans are mousesports coach Allan “Rejin” Petersen’s 20-month ban (reduced 45% as a result of his early confession), as well as former FaZe coach Robert “RobbaN” Dahlstrom, as well as former MIBR coach Ricardo “dead” Singaglia getting suspensions of their own.
More bans might be on the way, however, as ESIC aims to analyze more data and issue a final report by the end of October.
That’s all for another wild week in CS:GO! Coming up over the next 7 days, we’ll see the knockout stages of ESL Pro League Season 12 Europe, which are looking like a great tournament, so stay tuned for that while we’ll see you next week! Cheers!