Caroline Rutledge

Caroline Rutledge

Caroline is an esports journalist focusing on CS:GO. Starting out as a casual CS:GO fan, her interest quickly turned into a passion as she spent years studying the game. She has put that knowledge to use as a journalist, now writing about professional CS:GO for multiple websites including TheGamer.
Pro CS:GO player Owen “oBo” Schlatter playing at a PC

CS:GO: oBo Parts Ways With Complexity

Complexity’s teenage star steps down from the team. Owen “oBo” Schlatter, the young star of Complexity’s CS:GO roster, has decided to step down from the active lineup. The news was revealed by Complexity CEO

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Pro CS:GO player Nikola “NiKo” Kovač in a FaZe hoodie playing at an ESL event

CS:GO: G2 Reportedly Targeting NiKo

Cousins NiKo and huNter- could play together under the G2 banner very soon. G2 Esports is looking to add FaZe Clan star Nikola “NiKo” Kovač to its Counter-Strike ranks, according to reports from 1pv

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Pro CS:GO player Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson sitting in front of a computer and holding his hand up in a fist

CS:GO: Lekr0 Joins North

Former Ninjas in Pyjamas in-game leader Lekr0 links up with Danish squad North. Former Ninjas in Pyjamas member Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson has officially joined North’s CS:GO squad, the Danish organization revealed today. The 27-year-old

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CS:GO player Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye playing at a computer

CS:GO: FaZe Reportedly Targeting Kjaerbye

Former Astralis and North player Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye may be joining FaZe Clan. FaZe Clan is targeting former North player Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye for its CS:GO roster, according to reports from Cybersport and HLTV.

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Pro CS:GO player Bubzkji sitting at a computer with a MAD Lions logo behind him

CS:GO: Astralis Reportedly Targeting Bubzkji

Legendary Danish team Astralis is reportedly looking to add former MAD Lions rifler Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen to its growing roster. CS:GO powerhouse Astralis is looking to sign former MAD Lions star Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen,

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Pro CS:GO player Kjaerbye playing at a computer on stage

CS:GO: North Parts Ways With Kjaerbye

After taking leave in May, Kjaerbye now searches for a new home. North and Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye have mutually decided to part ways, the Danish esports organization announced today. The 22-year-old has not played

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CS:GO player Snappi playing on a computer

CS:GO: Snappi Reportedly Joining C0ntact

c0ntact have reportedly bought Snappi out of his TIGER contract. Former Heroic member Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer will be signing with c0ntact, according to a report from HLTV. Originally set to join the Mongolian team

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Hunter “SicK” Mims sits ready at the PC with headphones on, waiting to start a game of CS:GO

CS:GO: SicK Steps Back From Competitive CS:GO

The 21-year-old former CompLexity rifler has retired. Hunter “SicK” Mims has decided to step away from professional Counter-Strike, the 21-year-old announced on Twitter today. SicK has been active in the competitive CS:GO scene since

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CS:GO: Heroic Signs TeSeS

The former OpTic rifler goes Heroic. Heroic has announced the signing of René “TeSeS” Madsen to their CS:GO roster. The 19-year-old comes into the team just a few days after Heroic’s benching of soon-to-be

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Smooya CSGO Chaos Esports Club

CS:GO: Smooya Released from Chaos Roster

Smooya is released as pandemic causes ongoing travel issues Owen “Smooya” Butterfield has been permanently removed from Chaos Esports Club’s CS:GO roster, the organization revealed on Twitter today. The British sniper had been benched

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CS:GO: FunPlus Phoenix Confirms Heroic Signing

The World Champions take on CS:GO FunPlus Phoenix has officially entered the competitive CS:GO scene with the signing of the former Heroic roster, the organization confirmed today. This announcement comes just a few days

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CS:GO Perfecto

CS:GO: NaVi Rumored to Sign Perfecto

Natus Vincere is rumored to be targeting Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy to replace Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács on their active CS:GO roster, according to a report from 1pv. The 20-year-old rifler currently represents Syman Gaming. GuardiaN

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CS:GO: MSL Returns to North, JUGi Benched

Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen has returned to North, the organization announced in a video shared on Twitter. The famed in-game leader replaces AWPer Jakob “JUGi” Hansen on North’s active CS:GO roster. MSL has represented North

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CSGO: Mousesports Win cs_summit 5

Mousesports have secured their third consecutive LAN victory with a win over G2 Esports at cs_summit 5. The two teams met in the Grand Final of the Los Angeles event after defeating OG and

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CSGO ECS Season 8 Finals Astralis

CSGO: Astralis Win ECS Season 8 Finals

CS:GO powerhouse Astralis have taken the victory at the ECS Season 8 Finals in Arlington, Texas. The Danish squad took down North American side Team Liquid in the Grand Final, securing the series with

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Team Secret CSGO roster

CSGO: Team Secret Announces New CSGO Roster

Storied Dota 2 organization Team Secret has picked up their first male competitive Counter-Strike team. Team Secret announced their new venture into CS:GO on Twitter, revealing a European roster that previously played under the

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Smash Esports CSGO roster

CSGO: SMASH Esports Loses CSGO Roster

SMASH Esports have released their entire CS:GO lineup, the organization announced today. This development comes just two months after the team’s initial signing. Formerly known as NoChance, the roster revealed their signing with SMASH

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CSGO Complexity K0nfig Poizon

CSGO: Complexity Add K0nfig and Poizon

The Complexity CS:GO team is adding K0nfig and Poizon to their roster. Complexity have announced their signings of Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke and Valentin “poizon” Vasilev. These additions come shortly after Rory “dephh” Jackson and

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CSGO: Complexity Release dephh, ShahZaM Benched

Rory “dephh” Jackson and Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan have been removed from the active Complexity CS:GO roster, the organization announced today. This roster update comes as part of the organization’s overhaul of the CS:GO team

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Team Liquid will Miss IEM Beijing

CSGO: ENCE Replace Liquid at IEM Beijing

ENCE will make the trip to Beijing in Team Liquid’s place. ENCE will replace Team Liquid at IEM Beijing next month the IEM organizer announced today. In Team Liquid’s own announcement video, CS:GO star

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CAnjun finds new home at North Esports

CSGO: Cajunb Returns to North

René “cajunb” Borg returns to North this week for the first time since 2018. Ex-OpTic rifler René “cajunb” Borg has officially returned to North. This will be his second tenure on the Danish squad,

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Hen1 Joins Furia, Benches AbleJ

CSGO: FURIA Add HEN1, AbleJ Benched

The former Luminosity AWPer has a new home. FURIA has announced the addition of Henrique “HEN1” Teles to their main roster. The Brazilian rifler will be replacing Rinaldo “ableJ” Moda Junior. Teles has played

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CSGO: Flusha, Golden Return to Fnatic

Fnatic has made some long-awaited changes to their Counter-Strike roster, bringing in former members Maikil “golden” Selim and Robin “flusha” Rönnquist. Both Selim and Rönnquist had been on the Fnatic roster that won IEM

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CSGO FaZe Clan Release NEO From Roster

CSGO: FaZe Drops Neo From Roster

FaZe Clan has released Filip “NEO” Kubski after a brief stint as a substitute. FaZe Clan announced their decision to drop Filip “NEO” Kubski from their roster today. The move follows FaZe’s disappointing exit

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CSGO Vitality NBK

CSGO: Team Vitality Bench NBK

Vitality has benched Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt in response to their disappointing exit from the StarLadder Berlin Major, where they were upset by Avangar in the quarter-finals. Schmitt was part of the original Vitality lineup

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Hellraisers Benches CSGO Squad

HellRaisers Disband CS:GO Team

According to an official report from the organization, HellRaisers has disbanded their CS:GO squad. HellRaisers have confirmed the benching of their entire CS:GO roster, a move that will take immediate effect. This decision comes

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Fnatic Xizt Twist

CSGO: Fnatic Bench Xizt and Twist

Fnatic has moved Richard “Xizt” Landström and Simon “twist” Eliasson to the bench. This move follows their failure to return to the Major cycle after being eliminated during StarLadder Berlin’s European Minor. Fnatic announced

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CajunB Returns to OpTic CSGO

CSGO: Cajunb Returns to OpTic, Refrezh Benched

Danish CS:GO veteran René “cajunb” Borg has made his professional return to OpTic Gaming, reuniting with former teammates Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen and Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke. The move sees young talent Ismail “refrezh” Ali put

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Fragadelphia Will Have Increased Security after Shooting Threat

CSGO: Fragadelphia Rocked by Shooting Threat

The tournament organizer alerted the FBI after a player threatened to “shoot up” the event in an online match. Fragadelphia contacted the FBI and other authorities after a CS:GO player threatened to “shoot up”

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