After missing the two Majors of 2022, Entropiq has decided to transfer list their entire Russian roster, the organization announced on Thursday.
That means Vladislav “Krad” Kravchenko, Aleksey ”NickelBack” Trofimov, Igor “Forester” Bezotecheskiy, and head coach Dmitriy “hooch” Bogdanov, who all have been a part of the lineup since Entropiq entered CS:GO back in May 2021, will no longer be a part of the organization. The decision to transfer listing their entire lineup comes on the back of a year with poor results. First off, the team failed to qualify for the PGL Antwerp Major in May and replaced Viktor “Lack1” Boldyrev with Nikolay “mir” Bityukov, but this change wasn’t enough for Entropiq to qualify for the Major in Rio.
The organization’s decision of transfer listing their whole lineup comes less than a month after placing Aleksey “El1an” Gusev on the bench, who came to a mutual decision with Entropiq to part ways after a 3-4th place run at ESL Challenger Melbourne. Entropiq’s CEO Daniel Kloud said in an interview that the team didn’t reach their goals in 2022, and that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine left the business in a bad state.
“We didn’t achieve our goals this year for various reasons. We especially regret the unsuccessful qualifications for the last two Majors. At the same time, since the beginning of the was [in Ukraine], it has been impossible to fulfill business goals associated with our CIS roster. For these reasons we decided to place the team on a transfer lift.” – Daniel Kloud in an interview with HLTV.
At the moment, it’s still unclear whether Entropiq’s lineup of players will remain together for the following year or if each one of them will seek individual offers.