CS:GO Lineup changes and dupreeh returns!

CS:GO Lineup changes and dupreeh returns!

22. March 2023 by Andrew Williams

There’s a lot going on in the CS:GO world in terms of lineups and several players have become free agents, while one player is coming back into the scene. We take a look at the changes to the CS:GO teams and see what’s going on with EG, Vitality and Cloud9. While Dupreeh is coming back, all EG White players are free agents again. Zero is ending his CS:GO Esport career and Cloud9 has parted ways with interz.

Dupreeh returns after parental leave

Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen returns to the CS:GO lineup of the French organization Vitality after a month. The player had taken a month of parental leave. This means that the organization will be back with a full team for the EPL17 playoffs. Dupreeh was replaced during the parental leave by Audric “JACKZ” Jug, who is on the bench at HEET.

JACKS did well during the group stage in Vitality’s lineup, but now has to make room for Dupreeh again. Vitality made a direct entry into the quarterfinals and will play there again together with Dupreeh. Vitality’s first match will be on Friday, March 24. The opponent has not been determined yet.

This is the line-up of Vitality:

  • Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen
  • Dan “apEX” Madesclaire
  • Emil “Magisk” Reif
  • Lotan “Spinx” Giladi
  • Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut
  • Danny “zonic” Sørensen (Coach)

Zero ends CS:GO Esport career

The 24-year-old Patrik “Zero” Žúdel has declared via Twitter that he is retiring from Esport and wants to end his career. According to his statement, the Solvakian pro, has lost interest in competitions. On Twitter, Zero wrote: “I am grateful for the incredible 10-year journey in esports. I feel privileged to retire at the age of 24 and look back on the great memories of the past years.” “I have lost interest in competitions and because of that I am no longer motivated to improve my skills in CS. I’m not interested in doing something just for the money.”

While Zero is turning his back on esports and competitions, he now wants to pursue other things. He said he wants to “explore other passions” and that he wants to “dedicate some time to self-study.” Zero played with HellRaisers 7 years ago along with Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow. Most recently, he was on the Tier 2 scene with GamerLegion and then with SINNERS. However, Zero left SINNERS recently due to personal reasons.

EG separates from EG White

The Evil Geniuses have announced that they will part ways with EG White after only 9 months of working together. The line-up previously played under the name Party Astronauts. The organization has parted ways with all the players from the line-up, keeping only coach Joseph “Muenster” Lima, who will work for EG Black from now on. EG has not had an easy year so far. Besides several scandals, the teams failed to bring the desired success and the CS:GO line-up also failed to make it to Paris Major this year. Soham “valens” Chowdhury, EG’s sports director, has commented on the development of the “Blueprint” project. Carpe Diem and the Party Astronauts were acquired by the organization last June as part of its “Blueprint” project. This project had as its goal to create a “fluid lineup” of 15 players.

This initiative was modeled after the League of Legends model used by organizations in NA. However, while the idea wasn’t bad, the implementation hiccupped and the two line-ups didn’t seem to work as planned. Eventually, EG decided to combine the two line-ups, which resulted in a normal Academy project instead of a new one. EG Black, unlike EG White, managed to successfully coach the players so that they could be promoted to the main team. EG White was already eliminated directly at the Pinnacle Cup Championship last year and they could not do well enough in the following events. At Fragadelphia 17, ben1337’s team finally had reason to celebrate when they defeated BIG Academy in the final and lifted the trophy in front of the North American crowd. Their success was limited to the Pennsylvania city, however, and their next appearances at CCT North America Series 2 and 3 both ended in elimination after two 5-8 finishes. Their only recent successes were a pair of wins at the ESEA Cash Cup.

EG White’s lineup looked like this:

  • Ben “ben1337” Smith
  • Jonathan “Jonji” Carey
  • Wesley “viz” Harris
  • Khizar “Momo” Rehman
  • Josh “PwnAlone” Pigue

Cloud9 parts with interz

Cloud9 has announced via Twitter that they have parted ways with player Timofey “interz” Yakushin. interz was benched earlier this year to make way for Timur “buster” Tulepov. The 22 year old interz is now a free agent again. interz previously played for the Gambit Youngsters. The line-up with interz kicked for a while under the name Players, before it was then taken over by Cloud9 a year ago.

There interz improved more and more and caused a stir with his performances. Cloud9 also competed in the IEM Rio Major, but against all expectations, the team failed to achieve the desired results in the playoffs and was eventually eliminated by MOUZ. As a result, they decided to part ways with interz and restructure the lineup.