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Entity Gaming announced changes to their Counter-Strike right after their grand finals loss to iNvictus at the ESL India Premiership Summer Season finals. The roster changes are not really a result of the loss but rather a result of circumstances.
Agneya ‘Marzil’ Koushik has left the journey and will now pursue his journey with OpTic India. The fact that the OpTic India bootcamp is in Bangalore makes it easier for him to pursue his studies and continue playing professionally. While he was in ETG, he would often have to fly down to Mumbai for practice and it wasn’t a great fit in the long term. His stint with ETG saw him winning the ESL India Premiership Winter Season in 2017 and establishing himself as one of the country's finest players. He will now join Formless, Forsaken, Antidote an Haivan in OpTic India.
Simar ‘Psy’ Sethi who has often been touted as India’s best Counter-Strike player will also be stepping down from the active ETG roster in order to nurse his wrist injury. His wrist has been cause for concern earlier as well with Psy having previously taken a break to heal up. Let’s hope that the young star is back in action as soon as possible.
This leaves Amaterasu, Hellranger and Falken in the ETG playing roster. Their 4th and 5th players are unknown but possible targets could well be former player Tejas ‘Ace’ Sawant or Ishpreet ‘HunTr’ Singh. No official announcements have been made thus far but speculation is ripe that Excali from iNvictus might be joining them as well.