NiP’s Blast Pro Moscow Interview, Broky Joins FaZe, More – CS:GO Daily Recap 9/13/2019
Welcome back everyone to another exciting day of CS:GO news! Today we’ve got a look at NiP’s awkward interview at Blast Pro Moscow, breaking news on Broky joining FaZe, a farewell to Luminosity, and more.
As always, we’ve got a lot to cover today, so let’s dive on in.
Our first stop today takes over to Blast Pro Moscow, where a slightly uncomfortable interview with NiP got underway this morning.
During the interview, host Frankie asked GeT_RiGhT asked what his plans for the future are. He got a blunt response of “no comment” from the NiP star as his teammates sat nearby with a look of “probably not the best question to ask.”
Given that NiP had publicly said he would be stepping down after the Major, and yet he’s still here, the situation must be in a chaotic state for the team and GeT_RiGhT right now.
Brosky to FaZe
On the other side of the Atlantic, we got a surprising report from Polish site Cypersport. Former Epsilon Esports player Broky is rumored to be standing in for FaZe for ESL One New York at the end of the month.
The move will see Broksy fill in as a temporary IGL for the team until a rumored pick up of Aleksib for the role according to Dotesports.
Given the strength of the competition at the event, with teams such as Astralis, Liquid, and NRG participating, expectations are pretty low for the squad going into New York. Hopefully, they do well enough to give Broky a little boost to his resume for future potential teams.
A Luminous End
Speaking of surprises, we were unfortunately greeted with some rather somber news this morning. Luminosity announced their immediate and full departure from the CS:GO scene.
The Brazil-based squad, who’ve been active for the past four years, has struggled over the last year. They came in last place at the recent ESL Pro-League Finals and failed to qualify for the Berlin Major amongst other disappointing performances at recent lower-tier events.
Given the team recently acquired the Seattle Call of Duty League slot, the move may also be an attempt to cut costs ahead of their entry into the league.
Personally, we’re unfortunate to see them leave and hope the players find a great new home for themselves.
Blast Pro to Bahrain
Elsewhere in surprising CS:GO news, as HLTV reported this morning that the Blast Pro Global Finals would be held in Bahrain in December.
The decision to host the $500,000 final in the Middle Eastern country was met with shock and disappointment amongst the community, with many questioning why Blast Pro would choose a location with no relation to CS.
Others pondered whether the company, which barely managed to fill a furniture store in LA earlier this year, would be able to achieve a financially viable attendance in such a remote location, while still others expressed outrage given the region’s poor human rights record.
Some smaller roster moves today in the lower NA scene, as EnVy has moved Sonic over to team ATK, who recently acquired Floppy from Singularity.
Singularity, for their part, has signed some players over from the MDL roster, including their coach Shakezulah and one of the players named Hydrex.
It appears a shuffle is starting to get underway in that area. We’ll be keeping an eye on it over the coming weeks to see if any team starts looking like they’re ready to move up a level.
That’s all we have for today, thanks for reading. We’ll be back next week with more CS:GO news, so stay tuned!