The CIS organization now has no players registered under its name with its latest move as the team’s future is uncertain
It’s been a while since we’ve heard all that much from CIS squad Espada, as the team went inactive in November of 2018 and has yet to return to active play within its home region. The only news that we’ve gotten from the team over the last few months has come in the form of its steady dismantling, as the squad’s former players began breaking off to pursue other opportunities. Support player Alexander “Immersion” Hmelevskoy was loaned to Gambit Esports back in December, while Offlaner Stanislav “633” a.k.a“BZZ” Glushan appeared as a stand-in for Team Empire Faith around the same time before being announced as a member of Old but Gold in January. January also saw the departure of the 2 of the team’s other players, as Carry Igor “iLTW” was loaned to OG while Support Mihail “Misha” Agatove joined the roster of Winstrike Team. That left the squad with just a single member on its roster, and today that final player has parted ways with the organization, as Alexander “Nix” Levin was officially removed from the team’s registered roster.
With the team already having shifted to an inactive state, and no players signed to an active roster, it is unclear what the future holds for Espada. Technically speaking, the organization loaned both iLTW and Immersion to their most recent squads, and could ostensibly recall those players under certain circumstances. If that doesn’t happen though, then the organization is left with 3 options: form a new team altogether, sign an existing squad of free agents, or simply continue to be inactive through the rest of the season and wait for an opportunity further down the road. The CIS region certainly has a fair bit of talent to offer in the free agent market, and squads like Old but Gold, Team Jekich, and Mahoney squad represent pre-made squads that could have some potential with the help of an organization like Espada. We will just have to wait and see what the next move will be for the CIS organization as it weighs its options for the future.