Nikita “derkeps” Sirmitev has decided to step aside from active CS:GO roster. As of now he wants to focus on his studies and we support his decision. He will still be under our contract but as an inactive player.

Derkeps has been a part of our CS:GO roster from the very beginning, starting as a rifle player and entry fragger. This spring he took a big role as an AWP player.

“In our opinion this is exceptionally mature decision and it describes Nikita as a person. We support him fully with this decision and we now give him the room to focus on studying.”
Timo Tarvainen, General Manager

We will inform you on a replacement very soon.