DeKay Mailbag Part 1: The HEN1 Situation, MSL's Options, and Chaos Landing Spots


This is Part 1 of DeKay's monthly mailbag series where he answers questions regarding Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sent in on Twitter.

I heard his name floated for one or two of those teams a while back but nothing recently. He is a player that everyone is watching closely but will likely stay put for a little while longer. Eventually it will come down to someone needing the role he plays and I'm sure he'll get scooped up.

I'm sure there are a few but just like any contracted player a transfer will come down to how badly he is wanted and how much North want for him. I'm assuming that since he was benched they will be motivated to offload him. However, it's tough to know how badly any teams might want him since it just happened. Time will tell with this one.

I think organizations should have realistic expectations when considering picking up teams, while demands from players should be realistic. If those two things happen simultaneously, we will see organizations come back to North America. Keep in mind, European organizations are having similar economic struggles right now. Expect to see organizations stepping back there as well before too long.

It's still a little early to say just yet, I'm not sure how decided they are on who exactly might round out the roster. I can't name anyone though because nothing has come across behind the scenes at this point.

Yes, this has always been the case for most tournaments online. This is something I have been pointing out all year long to keep an eye on when we finally return to LAN play. Some teams will have leaned on this and it will hurt them when they can't do it anymore. The proper way to do it long-term is to give a little bit of added insight when online, but keep it relatively uniform no matter what format you play.

Valve only pays attention to things like that when they become an extreme issue. I don't see this as one of those just yet. Once it is, they'll do something.

Many of them are already locked up, it's funny how the entire community has ignored my latest report about them like it didn't even happen.

I believe changes are on the horizon for at least of those teams when the new year hits. I don't have a specific reason but I'm getting that feeling from people I've spoken with.

I haven't heard anything. I think it's extremely premature to claim it's a "huge success" when it's only been done a couple times while playing online. Let's see how it goes for half a year and with international offline play.

I expect leaf to possibly make the jump but I don't know for sure for the other guys. They all have varying offers and when a team wants to exit a game, it's much easier to sell them piece by piece than all together. Given that there isn't a ton of interest in North America right now I think they get sold individually and/or released.

FURIA's CEO loves to lie so that provides no merit whatsoever. I trust my sources and they say junior is an option but it's not a guarantee just yet. All options are on the table but anyone in their camp trying to say they weren't looking to replace HEN1 is lying.

I'm not the best person to ask about FaZe Clan because, in my opinion, they have run the CS side of their business terribly. Ever since they got rid of Karrigan, they've just burned money and have nothing to show for it.

Ultimately, I never thought they would get coldzera, so they proved me wrong there but I just don't see what their motivations are. Getting him was a statement but is meaningless if they don't accomplish anything. They need to get Karrigan back, that should be priority number one.

They have the capabilities but let's see if they can make it happen. Otherwise, I don't see why they would stay in CS:GO, it can't be making them any money.