Vega Squadron put all players on transfer list

The CIS organization has temporarily exited CS:GO.

Counter-Strike: GO's Icon George Geddes · 13 Aug 2019


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On August 13, CIS organization Vega Squadron announced via Twitter that it will be placing all of its current Counter-Strike players on the transfer list. Therefore, they will be released immediately. 

"Vega Squadron decided to take a pause in Counter-Strike Global Offensive for the time being," the statement read. This would imply that the organization has plans to eventually return to the esport.

First reported by Overdrive in early August, they stated that the organization will be disbanding it’s Counter-Strike team after the Blast Pro Series Closed Qualifier. The qualifier ended on August 11 where Vega Squadron placed joint-last with Gambit Youngsters. Both forZe and AVANGAR qualified for the BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019 CIS Play-In as they finished first and second.

Two days later, Vega Squadron officially released its roster. This will mean that Counter-Strike veteran Dmytro "jR" Chervak has to find a new home after being a part of the roster since joining the organization from Wrecking Gaming in 2015. 

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Vega Squadron has had a turbulent run of form. The organization saw huge success in 2017-2018 as the team qualified for multiple Majors including PGL Major Kraków 2017, ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018, FACEIT Major: London 2018, and Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Katowice Major 2019. However, the placements were relatively poor. 

In mid-late 2019, the team has declined from its previous form. Only Dmytro "jR" Chervak remains from its first Major run in 2017. Since then, the team has struggled both online and offline. The team hasn’t been in a final of a major offline event since StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 6 2018, where the team placed second, losing to ENCE. 

Therefore, the following players are up for transfer: 

  • Dmitriy "Dima" Bandurka
  • Denis "seized" Kostin
  • Alexander "scoobyxie" Marynych
  • Dmitriy "jR" Chervak
  • Igor "crush" Shevchenko

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