Eternal Fire Part Ways With ISSAA

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Turkish CS:GO Superteam Eternal Fire Parts Ways With ISSAA

The first official roster change has been made.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Eternal Fire, touted as the 'Turkish Superteam' has made its first official roster change as they part ways with ISSAA.
Eternal Fire has been spotted playing with mirbit in the currently ongoing Pinnacle Fall Series 2 as a replacement for ISSAA.
ISSAA thanked the Turkish community for their support while stating that this was going to be hard for him in the long term.

Player-owned esports organization Eternal Fire which is touted as the 'Turkish Superteam' has made its first official roster change, parting ways with Jordanian rifler Issa "ISSAA" Murad. The decision comes amid the ongoing Pinnacle Fall Series 2 where Eternal Fire has been spotted playing with German-Turkish player Sabit "mirbit" Coktasar, whose position within the team is currently unclear.

ISSAA had joined the organization after five months of inactivity, during which there were reports of him thinking about switching to Valorant. However, the move never transpired, instead he was picked up by the Turkish lineup to continue competing in CS:GO once again.

Eternal Fire makes its first official roster change as they part ways with ISSAA

The majority of the Turkish lineup, since its formation in August, has failed to achieve any significant results. They did however nab a win at a local Tier-3 tournament called ESA Esports Supremes 2021. In these past two months, Eternal Fire was unable to qualify for five big CS:GO tournaments.

  1. V4 Future Sports Festival - Budapest 2021

  2. Funspark ULTI 2021: Europe Season 3

  3. BLAST Premier: Fall Showdown 2021

  4. IEM Fall 2021: Europe

  5. IEM Winter 2021

There was a lot of pressure on the team which kept on mounting with every loss. As a consequnce, the organization finally took the decision to part ways with ISSAA while stating that,

He could not adapt to Turkey and decided to return to his own country. So we decided to go our separate ways.
Eternal Fire

The team seems to have already found a replacement as they were seen competing at the ongoing Pinnacle Fall Series 2 along with mirbit. However, his position within the organization has not been officially revealed till now. So he could be acting as a stand-in for this one event or the organization might be testing him out before making the final announcement.

Eternal Fire part ways with ISSAA

As for ISSAA, the 24-year-old has come forward to thank the Turkish community for supporting him. He further mentioned that it was not ideal for the long term and finally concluded by stating that prospects with regards to his future are quite unclear.

Eternal Fire is still struggling to find its footing, not being able to establish itself as a top contender, and currently ranking 60 according to the HLTV CS:GO rankings. ISSAA on the other hand could be thinking about switching over to Valorant once again.

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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.