shalfey departs FORZE

Aleksandr "shalfey" Marenov has officially departed FORZE's Counter-Strike 2 roster. The organization announced this via its social media accounts. Marenov has represented FORZE since October 2021, carrying out the duties of the roster's IGL.

According to insider Alexey "OverDrive" Birukov, the Russian esports athlete has received offers from at least three teams over the past few weeks, including 9 Pandas.

Note that at the beginning of April FORZE benched all of its players (except for Evgeny "r3salt" Frolov, who moved to Aurora) and started to form a new roster. With two stand-ins, the team competed at ESL Pro League Season 19, where they placed 21st-28th.

In May, Andrey "tN1R" Tatarinovich and Ivan "SELLTER" Miroshnikov parted ways with FORZE and moved to GUN5. Thus, at the moment there is only one player on FORZE's bench – Erkhan "gokushima" Bagynanov.