Flamie, Allu, PashaBiceps, KennyS, Bubzkji Are Substitutes for PGL Major
PGL unveils complete rosters of all CS:GO teams competing at the Major.
The CS:GO rosters of all the teams competing at the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 have been locked and revealed by the organizers. While the playing five of all the teams except for Virtus.pro are as expected, there are a few surprise substitute players that have been included by teams following the revelation of a tournament rule that has concerned all the players competing.
Some big players that have been enlisted as substitutes are Egor "flamie" Vasilev, Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski, Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, Aleksi "allu" Jalli, Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen, Erik "ztr" Gustafsson, and many other familiar names that might just play at the upcoming CS:GO Major.
Surprising CS:GO players added as substitutes for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021
The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is all set to take place from 26th October onwards with the New Challengers Stage. The matchups for the opening day have been announced along with complete lineups for all teams, which include a few surprising player additions under the substitute slot.
Here are all the CS:GO players that have been enlisted as substitutes by the participating teams,
Copenhagen Flames - Niels Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen
FaZe Clan - Viacheslav "innersh1ne" Britvin (Coach)
GODSENT - Olavo "cky" Napoleão (Coach)
Entropiq - Egor "flamie" Vasilev
Virtus.pro - Dastan "dastan" Akbayev (Coach)
Sharks Esports - Hélder "coachi" Sancho (Coach)
TYLOO - QiFang "Karsa" Su (Coach)
Renegades - David "Kingfisher" Kingsford (Coach)
Astralis - Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen
ENCE - Aleksi "allu" Jalli
BIG - Nico "Aqua" Kembitzky
Movistar Riders - Galder "bladE" Barcena (Coach)
Heroic - Richard "Xizt" Landström (Coach)
MOUZ - Jon "JDC" de Castro
paiN Gaming - Felippe "felippe1" Martins (Coach)
Team Spirit - Robert "Patsi" Isyanov
Ninjas in Pyjamas - Erik "ztr" Gustafsson
Team Vitality - Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro
G2 Esports - Kenny "kennyS" Schrub
FURIA Esports - Lucas "decenty" Bacelar
Team Liquid - Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski
Evil Geniuses - Damian "daps" Steele (Coach)
Natus Vincere - Andrii "B1ad3" Gorodenskyi (Coach)
Gambit Esports - Konstantin "groove" Pikiner (Coach)
Some of these substitutes have been away from the competitive circuit for quite some time due to being benched or due to simply taking a break from the game.
Out of the 24 teams participating 12 of them are using their registered coach as the substitute player, while the other half has included names of a proper sixth player.
The last minute addition of a sixth player has been implemented by teams due to a rule specified within the PGL tournament rulebook that read as follows,
Players, coaches, and managers that show symptoms of COVID-19 and show positive test results may not be able to continue playing in the tournament and may be disqualified.PGL Major Stockholm 2021 - Official Rulebook
Despite teams expressing a growing concern against this specific rule, PGL remains committed to it for the safety of the tournament and everyone involved.