This season was the most exciting and unpredictable in the last 4-5 years. Will the new transfers be the same? It all started with FaZe dominating IEM Katowice, PGL Major Antwerp, EPL S15, and IEM Cologne. After that, there was a summer break. Passed IEM Rio, which proved that there is no clear favorite on the stage. Many teams failed the whole season or its second half, so we will have a big wave of reshuffles this winter. Let's figure out the most anticipated transfers together with Cyber-sport.io.
The previous 2022 has been a hectic year for Vitality. Many transfers have been made. Vitality spent the end of 2021 with apEX, ZywOo, shox, misutaaa, Kyojin, XTQZZZ (coach). In November 2022, the roster looks like this: apEX, ZywOo, dupreeh, Magisk, Spinx, zonic (coach). The team is promising, but the squad needs help finding stability.
Vitality signed Lotan Spinx Giladi on August 15th, 2022, and confidently won the EPL S16 major tournament. Vitality took 1st place in the HLTV rating, and the team went to the Major in Rio with the status of a favorite. Everybody believed in Vitality during the Rio Major. These expectations were unmet, and Vitality needed to show a better game at IEM Rio. The ZywOo team sensationally crashed out on the main stage, losing the last match against ENCE 2:0.
Usually, you dissolve the squad as soon as you realize he can no longer win. It's not about Team Vitality. Form my point of view, zonic has to change the role of Spinx, not change the player. Transfer the role of captain to someone else. That may be normal for NaVi, but if I were Team Vitality coach, I would not make any reshuffles.
For Rasmus HooXi Nielsen, the main achievement in 2022 was his media promotion; the number of "memes" and jokes associated with him rolled over. However, in team achievements, he is doing poorly. Simultaneously with the signing of Spinx to Vitality, G2 esports signed HooXi and Justin jks Savage.
HooXi was the captain of the CPH Flames, who went from unknown players to a solid top 15 in the world, and jks was the best Australian player who performed well as a replacement in FaZe. After such high-profile announcements, everyone expected strong results from G2, but the organization's second place at EPL S16 was the only bright spot in the year's second half.
Before signing HooXi, there were rumors that G2 was interested in the captain of the German BIG. Johannes tabseN Wodartz is the perfect candidate for this line-up. The fact that he extended the contract with the organization is not a problem. To my mind, G2 will have enough money to buy him out if they wish. If you look at the squad, new transfers are not required. The main mistake of this team is poor team management. Also, don't forget the recent victory at BLAST Premier World Final 2022. This title adds the success points to G2's morale.
The Swedish scene is suffering a lot, and there are few new talented players. Against this background, the NIP leadership has a difficult task - the roster needs reshuffle. NIP played steadily throughout the season, there were no major victories, but the qualifications were confidently passed. After the signing of Aleksib, the team had a brilliant RMR tournament (2nd place and a slot in the "Legends Stage"), but in the main stage of IEM Rio did not show anything, being eliminated with one win and three losses.
The squad needs a new AWPer because Fredrik REZ Sterner is not a profile player in this position. REZ, hampus, and Brollan are the team's leading stars. Before Aleksib's signing, Hampus played the role of captain and did a great job. For me, the transfer of Patrick es3tag Hansen with Aleksib is noticeable. But this option is unlikely, and the organization signed Aleksib 2 months ago, so let's assume there will be only one replacement - es3tag. In this case, you need to find a profile sniper.
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