This is Part 1 of DeKay's monthly mailbag series. DeKay responses are from questions sent via Twitter regarding topics in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
It doesn’t look like anything is going to materialize there, despite the long term interest in ALEX. More on both of their situations will come soon.
There were definitely rumors, but I never knew exactly how true they were. I was told frozen was most likely to get replaced at that time but it never materialized into anything. There definitely were no rumors about woxic at that time.
Sjuush had interest earlier this year, but nothing really ever happened. I’m not sure if he turned other teams down or if discussions even got that far.
The OG situation is tough because they have shown some really good results recently. At cs_summit their third place finish was fantastic considering the region they are playing in. Their results since then haven’t been bad, except their loss to Sprout in the Cologne tournament. It’s crazy because there isn’t necessarily a player holding them back. You could argue that guy is NBK but stats don’t ever tell the entire story. I don’t think anything I’ve noticed publicly warrants any kind of change so I want to see this team play on LAN before they do.
I don’t have any information for you, but that could be true I suppose. I haven’t heard any interest in oskar from top teams in a very long time.
I have not heard of that at all right now, but it wouldn’t come as a surprise if it did happen. They have some really good pieces on that roster. It's only a matter of time until one of them gets the call from another organization with an offer they won't be willing to refuse.
Nothing I can disclose at the moment, but let’s just say people will know sooner rather than later what his future will hold.
The gla1ve I know wouldn’t let someone force him to do something he didn’t want to do, so I don’t think he is being held there against his will. That isn’t to say the relationship has always been wonderful, but he clearly wants to stay there for now.
If his situation is finalized and he doesn’t get his name cleared, I really don’t know what they’ll do. At the moment, we have no idea when the Major will even happen so they probably aren’t that worried. If it was up to me, I would just sub him out for them unless Valve makes the tournament much more prestigious somehow. He is too talented to just get rid of, in my opinion.
I don’t see them going international and I have no idea who they replace if they do end up making a move. The issue is, who is earning a shot on the roster right now with their play? It’s almost like Swedish up and comers don’t even exist right now.
I think it’s safe to assume they are absolutely considering changes of some kind. It’s too early to say right now what they might be, but I would expect changes soon.
I don’t have any actual idea why, but if I had to guess it would be due to how financially unrewarding it is to have a Counter-Strike team at this point in time for most organizations. Perhaps those in charge just don’t feel comfortable enough to jump in, but there is clearly a reason why they have avoided it. I wish I knew more.
Nothing new from what I have heard. If I had to guess, he comes back within the next month or so. The question then becomes, what do they do with the lineup? I don’t see how you can keep everyone happy. Players want to play and I don’t see him or gla1ve willingly sitting around on the bench.
Yes, he has been in touch with people. More on that will come at a later date.