GamerLegion playing at the BLAST Paris CS:GO Major playoffs in May 2022.
Photo by Michal Konkol via BLAST

GamerLegion shuts down rumors of disbanding following Paris CS:GO Major success

The organization isn't looking to offload its talented players.

GamerLegion went from a simple tier-two CS:GO team to runners-up of the BLAST Paris Major in May. And instead of offloading its star players to bigger organizations, GamerLegion wants to keep its roster intact and become a true tier-one team.

Recommended Videos

Despite persistent rumors, specifically about young in-game leader Kamil “siuhy” Szkaradek and star rifler Ivan “iM” Mihai, the latter of whom was in the race for MVP alongside ZywOo, GamerLegion apparently has no plan to sell them.

“Now it’s time for us to take the next step to stay in the tier-one scene,” GamerLegion’s director of esports Julian Miculcy said in an interview with Dexerto on June 5. We want to play the big tournaments and not be in the lower tiers all the time… I feel like there are obviously organizations who will have interest [in buying GamerLegion’s players]. But if we want to stay in tier one, we need to keep the team together, and I feel we have a great chance of doing that.”

Related: Live Counter-Strike 2023 roster tracker: CS:GO signings and rumors ahead of CS2 release

It’s a natural step for up-and-coming players to leave teams like GamerLegion to join a more-consolidated organization like G2, FaZe Clan, or Team Liquid. These organizations can offer more structure, in addition to much higher salaries.

Miculcy, however, seems optimistic about keeping the team together. He said his players are not “money driven” and GamerLegion can offer them a “lot of things” other organizations have forgotten about, although he did not elaborate.

There are no concrete negotiations in place right now. The community believes, for example, that siuhy is one of the players in contention to possibly replace HooXi on G2. So we’ll have to wait and see if GamerLegion is actually capable of holding its stars when the offers start to arrive.


Dot Esports is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article CS2 nerfs incendiary and T-side plant money, adds skin rentals in May 23 update
M4A4 and A site of Vertigo in CS2.
Read Article Valve’s latest CS2 patch contains a single note—and players don’t know what to think anymore
A selection of barrels and plywood at the top of Banana on Inferno in CS2.
Read Article Gamers agree this CS-turned-Twitch superstar is best FPS player ever—but there’s ‘many GOATs’
The Spodek Arena stage lights up in front of fans for the IEM Katowice 2024 grand final.
Related Content
Read Article CS2 nerfs incendiary and T-side plant money, adds skin rentals in May 23 update
M4A4 and A site of Vertigo in CS2.
Read Article Valve’s latest CS2 patch contains a single note—and players don’t know what to think anymore
A selection of barrels and plywood at the top of Banana on Inferno in CS2.
Read Article Gamers agree this CS-turned-Twitch superstar is best FPS player ever—but there’s ‘many GOATs’
The Spodek Arena stage lights up in front of fans for the IEM Katowice 2024 grand final.
Author
Leonardo Biazzi
Staff writer and CS:GO lead. Leonardo has been passionate about games since he was a kid and graduated in Journalism in 2018. Before Leonardo joined Dot Esports in 2019, he worked for Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte. Leonardo also worked for HLTV.org between 2020 and 2021 as a senior writer, until he returned to Dot Esports and became part of the staff team.