More and more professional teams bet on the young talent, we take a look at the five youngest stars of the IEM Katowice Major 2019 and what can we expect from them.
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The greatest success so far in his career was the title of StarSeries i-League Season 6, with
Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin – 16 years old, Fnatic
Another of the club of 16 is Brollan, from
Brollan is marked by a tendency for aggressiveness and very risky moves, but most of the time they work because of an incredibly sharp aim, with about 55%
David “n0rb3r7” Danielyan – 17 years old, Winstrike
norb3r7 debuted competitively at the beginning of last year, by the revived
It did not take long until he was invited by a bunch of great teams from the CIS region, much for the moment of shuffle that was made in the second half of 2018 there. Gambit and
After the changes, Winstrike bet on a more experienced team, signing Georgi “WorldEdit” Yaskin and Jan”
Mathieu “ZywOo ‘” Herbaut – 18 years old, Vitality
ZywOo is perhaps the player who has the greatest responsibility on his back. The 18-year-old is one of the most talked-about names ever and has been plumbed by several French teams over the last few years. The end of the novel came with Vitality betting on a promising player.
1.43 rating in the last six months and different figures from any other high-level player. ZywOo is the biggest name for the future of
WingHei “Freeman” Cheung – 19 years old, ViCi Gaming
Counter Strike’s boom in Asia has brought a new crop of players in the last year. The player from Hong Kong, Freeman is a great example of this. Defending the traditional ViCi Gaming, the player was the absolute highlight in Asia Minor, with a rating of 1.32.
Freeman is already in a fairly common age for the players, but the vast ignorance of the region in which it operates, makes it a name to look closely at major events.
His role in the team allows him to become the star of the team, especially with local opponents. However, in big tournaments, the youngster still has not shown up to be prepared, turning negative in the only two occasions, in the ZOTAC world finals and in the ESL Pro League world finals in Odense last year.
Named by many to have a great future ahead, Tsvetelin “cerq” Dimitrov, 19, is also a good player to watch out for. Much to NRG’s favoritism for such a stage a fellow Bulgarian, Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte also arrives at the Major as a recent highlight of the team.
There are still players who have come back to be highlighted by changes of function within the team, is the case of Ali “Jame” Djami, from AVANGAR, who at 20 years became the main highlight after changing the role of IGL with Alexey “qikert ” Golubev. Lucas “Lucky” Chastang of the discredited G2 has also shown potential, much for being a hybrid and being able to perform various functions with different types of weapons during the confrontation.
IEM Katowice Major 2019 starts tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13th with the Challengers stage.
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