ForZe is in advanced discussions with Igor "Forester" Bezotecheskiy about joining its CS:GO lineup, according to multiple sources close to the team. They have already practiced with him in place of Dmitriy "facecrack" Alexeev as they work to acquire Forester from Hard Legion.
ForZe have played in several larger European tournaments throughout 2020, including ESL Pro League Season 11, DreamHack Open Summer, IEM New York Online CIS, and Flashpoint Season 2. Their best result came at DreamHack Open Summer where they narrowly missed the playoffs with a loss to OG. At Flashpoint 2, they narrowly avoided last place by beating Envy in their first matchup.
Facecrack is one of the longest tenured players under ForZe, having joined in Late 2017 alongside Andrey "Jerry" Mekhryakov and Almaz "almazer" Asadullin. The squad would later add Bogdan "xsepower" Chernikov and Evgeny "FL1T" Lebedev at different points in 2018. Should Forester join ForZe, it will be their first roster move in over two years.
Forester is a 20-year-old rifler from Russia who has played as a professional since 2018, when he joined DreamEaters. Following a year and a half stint there, he joined Hard Legion in late 2019. Just two weeks ago, Hard Legion placed Forester on the transfer list and added Maksim "dekzz" Korolev on a trial basis.