German esports organization CR4ZY announced it has acquired Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov from Windigo Gaming for its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. The team will also move Luka “emi” Vuković to a playing role from his previous position as coach and analyst. These two roster changes are to fill in the spots currently vacant on the roster after G2 Esports signed former CR4ZY players Nemanja “nexa” Isaković and Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač.
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— CR4ZY (@gocr4zy) October 4, 2019
With the absence of their star players, CR4ZY has acquired former Windigo Gaming player SHiPZ. Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov is a professional Bulgarian CSGO player who started competing in 2017. He played under BPro Gaming and Outlaws on a trial basis. After being released by Outlaws, the roster was signed by Windigo Gaming. While SHiPZ was with the Ukrainian organization, the team went on to 1st place finishes at Season 1 and 2 of the Esports Balkan league.
It also placed 1st at Season 8 of the ESL Southeast Europe Championship. The Windigo Gaming roster placed 3 – 4th at 2018’s Copenhagen Games, 2nd at Season 1 of the United Masters League, and 1st at 2019’s Moche XL Esports event. However, the most iconic achievement for Windigo Gaming was 1st place at 2018’s World Electronic Sports Games, where the team took home $500,000. SHiPZ played for the organization for nearly two years before he was benched.
CR4ZY CEO Antonio Meic had previously said in an interview that huNter was a key player on their roster and that they would not let go of him. However, it was later revealed that G2 Esports was able to acquire both players at no cost due to problems with their contracts. This was seemingly confirmed by a tweet on the organization’s social media. It’s unfortunate for the CR4ZY organization. Meic previously stated that he had gotten offers between €75,000 and €250,000 for the player himself.
The current CR4ZY roster consists of Nestor “LETN1” Tanić, Rokas “EspiranTo” Milasauskas, Otto “ottoNd” Sihvo, Luka “emi” Vuković, and Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov. The former Grayhound Gaming coach Neil “NeiL_M” Murphy will transition to the vacant coaching role. CR4ZY is currently competing in Europe’s Season 32 of the ESEA Premier Division. The team will play their next event at DreamHack Open Rotterdam. Will CR4ZY be able to repeat their previous success without huNter and nexa on the roster? Let us know what you think, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your CSGO coverage.
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