The Beşiktaş Esports adventure with the CS:GO women’s squad lasted less than a year and a half. However, starting the beginning of January it came to an end, which was announced by one of the players, Julia “Juliano” Kiran, via social media.
The international team joined Beşiktaş in July 2018, but they waited a year for the first real success. It was then that they managed to triumph in DreamHack Showdown Valencia 2019 and thus secured promotion to DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019. However, the battles with men’s teams proved to be too much of a challenge for Juliano and her friends, which ended their participation in the tournament after just two matches, losing convincingly against both AVANGAR and Hard Legion Esports. A few days ago, they reached the runner-up title at the NEST Pro Series 2019, where they lost to North America’s CLG Red in the grand final.
The four-member team decided not to extend the expiring contracts and will now look for a new organization. Quite unexpectedly, however, they will be joined along by a fifth player, since Michael “mimi” Lintrup will be reuniting with her old teammates. The 22-year-old Dane in the past for almost two years already cooperated with the aforementioned Kiran and Zainab “zAAz” Turkie, and recently she could be watched under the flag of Copenhagen Flames, with which she secured participation in the women’s finals of the World Electronic Sports Games 2019-2020. However, we now know that she will be performing with another team at this event.
The ex-Beşiktaş Esports line-up is as follows:
- Julia “Juliano” Kiran
- Zainab “zAAz” Turkie
- Petra “Petra” Stoker
- Anastasia “kr4sylya” Khlobystin
- Michael “mimi” Lintrup