Anonymo Esports Release Counter-Strike Roster

19 Jan 2024
Tit Krajnik 19 Jan 2024
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  • Anonymo Esports released their Counter-Strike roster on Friday, January 19, 2024
  • The news comes after Anonymo's failed attempt to progress through the Major open qualifiers
  • All five players and coach are now free agents, looking for a new home
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On Friday, January 19, Anoynmo Esports parted ways with its entire Counter-Strike lineup. The decision follows Anonymo Esports' unsuccessful attempt to make it through the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 open qualifiers in the European RMR.

Dawid "lunAtic" Cieślak, Kamil "reiko" Cegiełko, Kamil "Sobol" Sobolewski, Dawid "SaMey" Stańczak, Karol "virtuoso" Wrześniewski, and coach Vincent "vinS" Jozefiak are now all free agents.

Anonymo Esports recently attended the two PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European Open Qualifiers in a bid to lock in a spot in the closed qualifier and take one step closer to reaching the first Counter-Strike 2 Major. However, their attempts were unsuccessful.

In the first EU qualifier, Anonymo Esports crashed out in 17th-32nd place, and while they saw more success in their second attempt, the Polish squad again fell flat.

In PGL Major Copenhagen 2024: European Open Qualifier #2, Anomymo Esports beat MASTER CLUB, CYBERSHOKE Esports, and Betera, but lost against Pera Esports (1-2) in the fourth round, thus losing their shot at reaching the Major.

"As you know, together with our CS2 team, we did not fulfill our dreams of advancing to the Major. Therefore, given the difficult situation of the organisation that we informed about, we are no longer able to support the boys in their path as professional players."
"Together, we will try to ensure that this team finds a new home with the unchanged composition. Gentlemen, thank you very much for all the emotions and we keep our fingers crossed for your future!"

Anonymo Esports are not the only Polish esports organisation to announce similar news. Just last month, AGO released its Counter-Strike roster and suspended all esports operations. Similarly, ThunderFlash released most of its roster.

Shaky Results For Anonymo Esports

Anonymo Esports exit the CS scene following a stretch of shaky results throughout 2023. While the team has found some success in lesser tournaments, they've not shown much in bigger competitions.

Shortly after the transition to Counter-Strike 2, Anonymo Esports won Polska Liga Esportowa 2023: Split #3 and United21 Season 7, later adding a semifinal run at ESL Mistrzostwa Polski Autumn 2023 and a grand final appearance at European Pro League Season 13: Division 2.

In A-Tier events, including CCT Online Finals, Anonymo Esports haven't produced anything noteworthy, exiting CCT Online Finals #4 and #5 in fifth-sixth and seventh-eighth place, respectively.

Yet, while the team has shown some glimpses throughout 2023, the failure to reach the closed qualifiers of PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 was the final straw, leading Anonymo Esports to release the Counter-Strike roster.