Team Falcons have decided to retain just one player from their current roster for the active starting lineup, all while transfer rumors continue to gain momentum
Falcons have made a significant move by sidelining some of their key players, including Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt, Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro, Laurențiu “lauNX” Țârlea, and Miłosz “mhL” Knasiak. This decision comes at a time when the Saudi team has been surrounded by speculation regarding potential acquisitions of high-profile players.
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In the most recent update, it has been officially confirmed that Mohammad “BOROS” Malhas will be the sole player retained as the Falcons undergo a significant roster overhaul. This strategic move is part of the Falcons' ambitious plan to restructure their team, with an eye on competing for major titles as they enter the CS2 era.
Falcons Set to Welcome High-Profile Signings
The Falcons have been actively making moves to revamp their roster and coaching staff in recent times. Notably, they've secured the services of Danny “zonic” Sørensen as their head coach, a significant addition to bring experience and expertise to their leadership.
In addition to zonic, the Falcons seem poised to welcome Emil “Magisk” Reif and Nikola “NiKo” Kovač to their ranks. These acquisitions appear to be on the horizon, further bolstering the team's firepower and strategic capabilities.
Reports also suggest that Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer is another player the Falcons are actively pursuing, and it's rumored that a verbal agreement has been reached with him, potentially making him the next addition to their lineup.
Sources: Falcons aim to build a super team in 2024, targeting NiKo, m0NESY, and Twistzz. pic.twitter.com/8yfXq8Z8hd
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Among the players that have been linked to the Falcons is Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov, although it's worth noting that G2 has publicly stated their reluctance to part ways with their promising young AWPer.
Falcons Bench Quartet to Pursue Their Ambitious Goals
Among the quartet of players who have been benched, Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt holds the distinction of being the longest-standing member. He became a part of the Falcons setup in September 2022 during the organization's initial rebuild phase.
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Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro, on the other hand, joined the Falcons a few months later as the organization underwent yet another transformation in its roster.
The Falcons' failure to participate in the BLAST.tv Paris Major served as a pivotal moment in their journey. This considerable setback necessitated a substantial overhaul during the summer. During this period, the Saudi Arabian organization strategically decided to transition to an English-speaking lineup.
In June, the Falcons welcomed three new additions to their team: Laurențiu “lauNX,” Miłosz “mhL,” and Mohammad “BOROS.” The newly revamped roster's journey was unexpectedly brief, lasting just four months. The organization has chosen to retain BOROS as the only player from their previous, with rumors swirling that they are preparing to usher in a lineup of superstar players, raising the anticipation and curiosity of fans and the esports community alike.