DeKay Mailbag Part 2: Options for nitr0, Kassad's Status, and Source 2


This is Part 2 of DeKay's monthly mailbag series. DeKay responses are from questions sent via Twitter regarding topics in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Actually, the only players I heard that were rumored to go to Valorant went. Other than that, I haven’t heard of anyone even remotely considering it. I don’t expect any surprises other than possibly a couple of older pros going that direction.

Haven’t heard his name discussed behind the scenes at any point.

There are only so many options available within Denmark. A few more notable names declined offers from them, so at that point, it becomes a decision between unproven talent or known international quantities. The safer option is finding international players, and I’m assuming that’s why it’s being discussed.

I haven’t heard any movement on their end, so I don’t expect it. I think looking at nitr0 is something they should definitely consider, but it’s not a must. Right now most teams are perfectly okay coasting until offline play returns.

Players from Alternate always seem to have an issue breaking into better spots. Just take syrson for example, who was there for way too long. I was begging people publicly and privately to pick him up for over a year before BIG did. I haven’t heard any rumors, but it’s possible they have been considered and I’m unaware.

Predicting offline results is tough, but predicting online results is even harder. I’m going to go with Vitality for EU and EG for NA.

Here is the thing, I don’t know why the Source 2 rumors even started this year. I never heard a thing about it. So rather than canceled, I would say those rumors were unfounded for the most part.

Every team outside of Evil Geniuses in North America should probably give him a look. He could be a huge asset to teams if he is given some of his favorite spots and roles. I do still think he wants to play CS:GO, he just needs an attractive offer.

It’s not a foregone conclusion that they make a change right now, so I can’t pick someone out for sure. ALEX was an option they considered as was mentioned, but outside of that, I haven’t heard any names.

No real plans just yet, but I think most are hopeful by that point, we can figure out a way to get it done.

I do not find nitr0 as someone who is willing to live in Europe at this point in his career, so I’m ruling out all options that would have him moving out of the country. Even if we weren’t dealing with a pandemic, I would assume he plays in NA moving forward.

He has had a number of offers from what I’m told, but he is trying to be patient and pick the best option that allows him to coach at the highest level possible. Ultimately, I think we will see him joining a new team within the next month or so.

That’s a great question. I don’t know the financials of Dota 2 in particular but it might just be the fact that CS:GO is such a money pit for most organizations. Almost every single one loses money. I don’t have any idea outside of that assumption.

I don’t think that is very likely. At most, I could see a couple of players leaving eventually to do their own thing with another organization. The issue is that the veteran players are signed for well over a year still, so it would take some kind of blockbuster transfer. Hardly any organization wants to drop that kind of money in this climate, that I’m aware of.

They strike me as a team that wants a more competitive roster than that. The timing of the second season of FLASHPOINT also plays into that type of decision, which I haven’t heard about yet. I would assume they will go for a better team, but we'll see.