Nexa Claims YEKINDAR Buyout Amount Is Around One Million Dollars

The Latvian entry fragger stocks are really high!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Nexa during a recent interview spoke about the CS:GO roster rebuild that OG recently underwent, revealing that they tried to sign both YEKINDAR and jks.
He claimed that YEKINDAR's buyout amount was around $1,000,000 USD, which OG could not afford to pay.
Nexa also said that jks was not interested in joining OG, to which jks responded by saying that he wanted to clarify the misinformation regarding his discussion with OG.

Late last month right after the PGL Antwerp Major 2022, Virtus.pro had taken a decision to bench CS:GO player Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis, who was reportedly under a lot of pressure since he was a Latvian citizen playing for a Russian esports organization.

Since then YEKINDAR has been linked to several potential moves but nothing fruitful has transpired so far. Even his rumored move to NAVI was shut down when Oleksii "xaoc" Kucherov - COO of NAVI, had come forward to personally deny the possibility of any such transfer taking place.

Now, information has come to light that YEKINDAR's buyout amount might be around $1,000,000 USD (INR 7,80,89,500), according to a statement made by fellow CS:GO player Nemanja "nexa" Isaković during an interview with Pley.

Nexa talks about OG CS:GO roster rebuild, claims that YEKINDAR buyout amount is around one million

After OG's victory against NAVI in the opening match of the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022, Nexa while speaking about the OG roster rebuild gave away a few unexpected pieces of information which have become the topic of discussion across the CS:GO community.

When asked why OG CS:GO settled for Adam "NEOFRAG" Zouhar and Maciej "F1KU" Miklas instead of aiming for tier-one players, Nexa responded by saying that "Basically we tried to get YEKINDAR, but his buyout was somewhere around one million so it was a no-go. We tried to get jks (Justin Savage) but he was not interested in joining us and then from the other available players I think NEOFRAG and F1KU were the best choice."

He further explained that OG trialled a few other players and the team even practiced with them, out of which NEOFRAG and F1KU were the best choices for the team to go ahead with. "They were not cheap, we still paid the buyers what was needed to be paid," added Nexa, concluding by saying, "We couldn't afford YEKINDAR and jks was pretty much not interested in joining us."

Following this statement by nexa, jks came forward to "clarify some misinformation" which he feels was relayed through the interview about his transfer negotiations with OG's CS:GO player.

According to the Australian rifler, "He had discussions (with OG) and then their original plans changed. I asked for more info regarding the lineup before making decisions and they went with other players."

Statement by jks regarding OG transfer talks

The revamped OG CS:GO roster has outdone themselves by directly qualifying for the semifinals of BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022, handing consecutive defeats to NAVI and ENCE. It remains to be seen if they can go all the way to maybe lift the trophy.


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.


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