Woxic Announces Return to Competitive CS:GO With a Mystery Lineup
Turkish CS:GO AWPer Özgür “woxic” Eker has announced his return to competitive Counter-Strike as part of an undisclosed lineup. The 22-year-old has now been missing from all the CS:GO action for more than five months, having last played for the North American esports organization Cloud9. The announcement comes via Twitter where he highlighted that a full five-man squad including himself is “ready to compete and grind on CS:GO,” while also stating that they are actively looking for an organization to sign them. Multiple users including the Swedish legend Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund were witnessed asking woxic for details about the complete lineup.
Woxic Returns to Competitive CS:GO After 5 Months
Though woxic has announced his return to competing in CS:GO once again, the lineup with which he is set to make his comeback remains unknown. A Tweet by Turkish website Gamerbase reports that as per their sources the lineup consists of the following players,
Ömer “imoRR” Karataş – Rifler (Entry Fragger) / AWPer
Buğra “Calyx” Arkın – Rifler
İsmailсan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş – Rifler (Entry Fragger)
Özgür “woxic” Eker – Rifler (Entry Fragger) / AWPer
Gamerbase further reported that XANTARES who currently plays for the German esports organization BIG is expected to leave the team after IEM Cologne 2021, which is scheduled to take place from 6th-18th July.
Meanwhile, Calyx is currently a free player who was last seen playing for the gorillazzz roster on trial for barely two weeks, and imoRR is a part of Sangal Esports who returned to the active roster a few weeks back after being benched for more than a month.
In a response to HLTV, woxic revealed that some of the players on the secret roster are still under contracts which will soon be coming to an end.
However, these reports do not confirm the above lineup as true. For now, woxic has not officially revealed the complete roster, as he continues to search for an organization to sign them.
Woxic was previously part of Cloud9’s Colossus Project which failed to take off as the roster struggled to keep pace with their rivals. He was replaced with Erick “Xeppaa” Bach in January 2021, and ever since the Turkish marksman has been away from the competitive circuit.
He had a bleak 2020, managing an overall HLTV rating of 1.05 along with consistently poor results across tournaments. His last victory in a CS:GO tournament had come more than a year back in February 2020, after winning the ICE Challenge event along with his former team mousesports.