Sought-after talents: Biggest transfers on esports

For esports fans, transfer days are the best days for taking a coffee and talking with your friends about the possibilities of transfers for your best teams. It always makes them so excited and interested in seeing how their favorite teams sign new players or coaches to improve their team.

While some fans can be very sad about a piece of leaving news from their favorite team’s one of the biggest players, others can become crazy about that transfer. This is also a part of esports that makes it bigger than only a brand new industry but a place for some people to share their feelings or find the passion that helps them to live their life happier.

On these beautiful transfer days, sometimes we also see important players who got reasonable fame that change their teams and transfer into another team. While these transfers become a trendy topic on social media, fans also catch a fresh hype for the coming season. Today, we will look at the biggest transfers in esports history that surprised everyone and gave a huge morale boost to fans of the teams.

Perkz to Cloud9

While considered as one of the best players from the West, Perkz (aka Luka Perkovic) is a professional League of Legends mid-lane player since 2014. He got fame for being an essential player for G2 Esports, again a well-known team from the West.

When his transfer happened to North America’s one of the biggest teams Cloud9, everybody was crazy about this great Western player’s career. Even though he stayed there for one year, the effect that he left on the social media and League of Legends esports story is not such a thing to discuss, for sure.

Caps to G2

Professional League of Legends player Rasmus Borregaard “Caps” Winther’s transfer was a topic of interest for LEC followers. Everybody was very shocked when they heard Caps transfer to the G2 Esports in November 2018, a rival of his own team Fnatic, even though his team was the winner of LCS for 2 years and played a final at the World Championship.

However, his 4 years in a row Championship title with Fnatic and also being on the second side at Worlds gave a good answer for the ones who had the opinion that this was the wrong decision for him.

NiKo to G2

While being both one of the biggest signings of CS:GO esports history and also the mysterious one, Bosinan Serb professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Nikola “NiKo” Kovac’s transfer to G2 Esports from FaZe Clan got its place on our biggest transfers on Esports list.

It is known as mysterious because there was no public knowledge about this big transfer. Even though it led to disappointment for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports fans, NiKo, and his skills still make an “appointment” for his lovers.

dev1ce to Ninjas in Pyjamas

With a lot of success on Astralis, Danish player Nicolai Hvilshøj Reedtz, or mostly known as “dev1ce”, surprised everybody with his transfer to the Swedish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Ninjas in Pyjamas. He was one of the main players who took a place on the first days of the creation of the Danish team Astralis. He won his first cup in 2017, followed by the other 3 Major cups.

While also selected as MVP for FACEIT Major 2018 and StarLadder Major Berlin 2019, his 5 years with Astralis ended with his transfer to Ninjas in Pyjamas. This transfer still counts as one of the biggest transfers that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports has ever seen.

Rekkles to Karmine Corp

There is no doubt that one of the biggest ADC players of League of Legends, Martin “Rekkles” Larsson’s leaving of G2 Esports for a French team Karmine Corp still had a shock effect on esports lovers of League of Legends.

During his 5 year career with Fnatic, he was able to take all eyes on him with his pure skills in the game. After his transfer to G2 Esports, he also got the title of LEC Champion. His surprise leaving of G2 to Karmine Corp is considered as one of the biggest transfers of League of Legends by its fans.

Our passion and joy for these big transfers will always continue while the esports industry gets bigger day by day and teams spend more money for their players in order to achieve the most important titles of esports. We are hoping to see more big transfers on every part of esports that have a huge capacity and a potential that can be filled with bigger industry and also bigger fans.

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