Roster Construction Featuring Pro CS:GO Teams
Posted 13th March 2019 By: Derpina    164 Views
Esports News – There are so many reasons CS:GO teams end up disbanding, and one of the biggest culprits involves the team’s active roster. Productivity and efficiency can significantly impact the overall performance of the team, so it’s important to include the best players in one basket. But beyond that, teams should also consider the right timing to introduce their strongest lineup.
Roster construction is an important process prior to the main tournaments since all esports teams play with a limited set of players satisfying a set of diverse roles. This is a tricky challenge for organizers competing internationally since there are a number of factors to consider. A stable and consistent roster, ultimately, can result in long-term success.
To achieve a stable roster, organizations tried several routes. Many of them are now open to unorthodox lineups. One good example is FaZe bringing multiple teams with an international roster in 2016. Succeeding that, roughly all of the teams in CS:GO followed the movement—with some of them willing to go full international (e.g Mousesports, Cloud9) or with a mixed lineup containing at least one international player (e.g Renegades, BIG, NRG). Alongside a strong roster, these teams have learned the importance of timing when lining up the new and old players to compete in minor and major CS:GO matches.
Teams’ active roster
Teams like BIG and Ninjas in Pyjamas are currently in need of strong AWpers. This assumption is based on the recently-concluded IEM Katowice 2019 where Astralis claimed another huge victory. BIG needs a primary AWPer with a significant playmaking potential, while NiP needs a combination of primary AWPer, in-game leader, and spacemaker. If the two teams will tweak their current roster a little bit to make way for new AWPers, they will definitely dominate their upcoming matches at ECS Season 7 Europe.
Other teams to put into consideration are the pro CS:GO French teams. G2 esports was stuck with their all-star lineup long before they decided to split and acquire Shox, kennyS, Ex6TenZ, SmithZz, and bodyy. Unfortunately, this acquisition lost them the chance to sign Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut as he joined NBK and apEX to start with Vitality. Aside from G2, Natus Vincere is another team on the line. Their former players, AdreN and Hobbit, were out in the market for a long time after their departure, pressuring Na’Vi to get a replacement. Now, AdreN is playing for FaZe, while Hobbit is under HellRaisers.