Credit: Michal Konkol, ESL
The Major champions from IEM Rio are reportedly looking to make changes for the upcoming season according to the renowned transfer insider Aleksey “OverDrive” Biryukov.
OverDrive, who’s seen as a reliable source in the scene, has posted a Tweet stating that Outsiders will be replacing David "n0rb3r7" Daniyelyan with the 18-year-old Aleksandr "KaiR0N-" Anashkin from Aurora Gaming.
Who is KaiR0N-?
With his modest age of 18, KaiR0N has very little experience in higher-tier Counter-Strike - In fact, he’s only played two matches against Top 30 teams in his entire career so far, while playing for organizations like eClub Brugge, INDE IRAE, and Aurora Gaming most recently.
His talent seems to have caught the eye of a number of experienced and profiled CS:GO players with the Russian rifler being picked as a “bold prediction” in HLTV’s annual Top 20 players award by multiple individuals.
Mareks “YEKINDAR” Gaļinskis and his soon-to-be captain, if OverDrive’s rumours are true, Dzhami “Jame” Ali are the two players who picked him out as a one's to watch this year.
Is this the next big star coming out of the CIS region?
Outsiders' reported roster:
Dzhami "Jame" Ali
Alexey "Qikert" Golubev
Evgenii "FL1T" Lebedev
Petr "fame" Bolyshev
Aleksandr "KaiR0N-" Anashkin