El1an and sstiNiX join FORZE

Russian club FORZE announced via their social media accounts signing of Aleksei "El1an" Gusev and Dmitry "sstiNiX" Khlebnikov. At the same time, Andrey "Jerry" Mekhryakov and Aleksandr "zorte" Zagodyrenko were benched.

El1an is most famous for his stints with Entropiq, with which he won several online events, and also took part in PGL Major Stockholm 2021. However, the last months of his career, the 24-year-old AWPer competed for K23.

In turn, earlier sstiNiX competed at the tier 3 scene for various Russian teams, with which he fell short to achieve any success.

These transfers will also mark the imminent moving of Mekhryakov and Zagodyrenko to other clubs. Last month the organization allowed esports athletes to consider offers. Vladislav "Krad" Kravchenko is also expected to depart the roster.

FORZE's lineup currently looks as follows:

 Alexandr "shalfey" Marenov
 Vladislav "Krad" Kravchenko
 Evgeny "r3salt" Frolov
 Aleksei "El1an" Gusev
 Dmitry "sstiNiX" Khlebnikov

 Artem "⁠Fierce⁠" Ivanov (coach)

Origin: twitter.com