CS2 Roster Updates 2024: Who Is on the Move Mid Season?

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CS2’s mid-season shuffle is here! We’re tracking all the roster moves shaking up the scene as teams look forward to wrapping up the 2024 season in style. 

Confirmed CS2 Roster Changes 2024

Here are the most significant and confirmed CS2 roster updates from the past few days: 

G2

  • Outgoing: nexa, HooXi
  • Incoming: malbsMd, Snax

G2 has opted for a leadership change, with Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski stepping in to replace Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen as the in-game leader. The veteran Polish player brings a wealth of experience to the table, having led teams like Virtus.pro to numerous victories in the past. Joining Snax is Mario “malbsMd” Samayoa, a rising star previously with M80. He fills the spot vacated by Nemanja “nexa” Isaković, who has departed for pastures new.

BIG

  • Outgoing: prosus
  • Incoming: rigoN

In a move to bolster their firepower, BIG announced the signing of 24-year-old rifler Rigon “rigoN” Gashi on Wednesday. rigoN fills the void left by David “prosus” Hesse, who was benched by the team earlier the same day. BIG is looking to rebound after a disappointing period that saw them miss out on a coveted spot at the PGL Major Copenhagen. Their recent results haven’t been convincing either, with a top-16 finish at ESL Pro League and a top-eight placing at IEM Dallas highlighting their struggles.

GamerLegion 

  • Outgoing: Snax 
  • Incoming: ztr

Veteran Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski’s departure paves the way for a youthful future at GamerLegion. The addition of 24-year-old Swedish in-game leader Erik “ztr” Gustafsson completes a roster overhaul that began in April. This rebuild prioritizes young talent, pushing GamerLegion’s average age down to a league-leading 19.8 (tied with The MongolZ). The signing follows the arrivals of Henrich “sl3nd” Hevesi and Andreas “aNdu” Maasing in April, and Timur “FL4MUS” Marev replacing Isak “isak” Fahlén in May. With ztr on board, GamerLegion sets its sights on the future with a team brimming with potential.

FURIA

  • Incoming: skullz

FURIA bolsters their roster with the homecoming of Felipe “skullz” Medeiros. The 22-year-old Brazilian fills the gap left by arT’s benching in April after a string of disappointing results. skullz returns to his home country after a short, underwhelming stint with Team Liquid, where he averaged a 0.98 rating on LAN despite a hefty transfer fee. A return to familiar Brazilian surroundings could be the spark skullz needs to recapture his form. FURIA hopes his arrival will reignite their firepower and propel them back into the ranks of top contenders.

NRG

  • Outgoing: Walco 
  • Incoming: nitr0

NRG has welcomed Nick “nitr0” Cannella to their CS roster, replacing Colby “Walco” Walsh. After a half-year spell with M80’s VALORANT squad, nitr0 returns to his roots in CS, reuniting with former Liquid teammates Damian “daps” Steele and Josh “oSee” Ohm. NRG aims to leverage nitr0’s vast experience and leadership to enhance their performance in the second half of the season.

Monte 

  • Outgoing: Woro2k, hAdji
  • Incoming: hades, dycha

Monte has completed their roster by acquiring Olek “⁠hades⁠” Miskiewicz and Paweł “⁠dycha⁠” Dycha from ENCE. Additionally, the organization announced that Ali “⁠hAdji⁠” Haïnouss will be departing, ending his role as a stand-in for the team. This change comes shortly after Monte’s announcement of Volodymyr “⁠Woro2k⁠” Veletniuk’s exit, who served as their AWPer and in-game leader. Hades will take over as the new IGL.

BLEED

  • Outgoing: faveN
  • Incoming: nexa

BLEED Esports made a power move by acquiring seasoned in-game leader Nemanja “nexa” Isaković from G2 Esports. Known for his strategic brilliance and anchoring skills, nexa replaces Josef “faveN” Baumann. This acquisition leaves only Hampus “hampus” Poser and Cai “CYPHER” Watson from the original BLEED lineup introduced just six months ago. Nexa has battled on the biggest stages, securing second-place finishes at the IEM World Championship (2020), IEM Cologne (2021), and the PGL Major Stockholm (2021).

ENCE

  • Outgoing: hades, dycha
  • Incoming: podi, sdy

In a bid to reverse their fortunes, ENCE has made a significant roster overhaul. Olek “hades” Miskiewicz and Paweł “dycha” Dycha have been benched, paving the way for Paavo “podi” Heiskanen and Viktor “sdy” Orudzhev. Dycha’s departure wasn’t unexpected. He’s faced consistent scrutiny since joining the revamped ENCE roster. While a key player in 2023, his performance dipped significantly in 2024, especially on LAN with a 0.97 rating. The bigger surprise is hades’ benching. Despite being ENCE’s top performer this year, including an EVP at IEM Katowice playoffs, he finds himself sidelined.

Cloud9 

  • Outgoing: electroNic , Perfecto, HObbit

Cloud9’s ambitious CS:GO superteam project has fallen apart. The highly anticipated roster, featuring star players like Denis “electronic” Sharipov, Ilya “⁠Perfecto⁠” Zalutskiy, and Abay “⁠HObbit⁠” Khassenov, failed to deliver results. electroNic has already departed for Virtus.pro, while Perfecto and HObbit find themselves on the bench. With just Sergey “Ax1Le” Rykhtorov and Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhaylov remaining, Cloud9 faces a daunting task of rebuilding a side that can contend for the biggest trophies. 

Falcons 

  • Outgoing: BOROS 
  • Incoming: dupreeh  

Veteran rifler Peter “⁠dupreeh⁠” Rasmussen has found a new home with Falcons, securing a permanent spot on the roster. He fills the vacancy left by Mohammad “⁠BOROS⁠” Malhas, who was benched following Falcons’ failed Major qualification campaign. In the interim, Falcons experimented with a one-month loan of Oleksandr “⁠s1mple⁠” Kostyliev from Natus Vincere for the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, but the deal wasn’t extended after March 19th.

Fnatic 

  • Outgoing: kyuubii
  • Incoming: blameF

Fnatic has stunned the CS2 scene with a major acquisition. They’ve secured the services of Benjamin “blameF” Bremer, a star rifler, from Astralis. blameF replaces Can “kyuubii” Ali, who will be stepping aside from the active roster. The Danish powerhouse has been waiting for a chance to return to top-tier competition since being benched by Astralis in February after their failed Major qualification run.

Into the Breach 

  • Incoming: smooya, Keoz, juanflatroo, sinnopsyy, BOROS 

Into the Breach has returned to the CS2 scene after disbanding their previous roster in February. Owen “⁠smooya⁠” Butterfield was the team’s first recruit, before Nicolas “Keoz” Dgus, Flatron “juanflatroo” Halimi, Dionis “sinnopsyy” Budeci, and Mohammad “⁠BOROS⁠” Malhas joined the party. The team has a great balance of raw talent and proven stars. This high-risk, high-reward roster has the potential to be explosive, but only if they can overcome their individual challenges.

Liquid 

  • Outgoing: cadiaN, skullz

In-game leader and AWPer Casper “cadiaN” Møller has left Team Liquid, while Brazilian rifler Felipe “skullz” Medeiros has moved on to FURIA. This move sees skullz return to his home region and join the biggest South American organization. Liquid’s future direction remains to be seen.

M80

  • Outgoing: malbsMd
  • Incoming: Lake

M80 takes a gamble on young talent, signing 19-year-old Mason “Lake” Sanderson. Lake fills the gap left by Mario “malbsMd” Samayoa’s move to G2 Esports. While unproven on the international stage (playing only two NA LANs), Lake has been tearing it up domestically with Carpe Diem. He boasts a stellar 1.13 rating, 1.32 impact rating, and impressive 85.2 ADR across 51 maps. Notably, his aggressive style mirrors malbsMd’s, with both attempting a similar number of opening duels.