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Expensive CS:GO & LoL Transfers Unveiled | The Esports Fortune

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In the fast-paced world of esports, player transfers often make headlines, especially when it comes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), one of the most popular and competitive esports titles globally. The transfer market for CS:GO players is a dynamic space where teams invest heavily to secure the best talent, often resulting in multi-million-dollar deals. In this article, we’ll delve into most expensive CS:GO and LOL transfers, showcasing the remarkable value these players bring to their respective teams.

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Top Transfers in Esports – CS:GO

Position Player Team Market Value (EPV-1)
1 s1mple NAVI $4.85M
2 ZywOo Vitality $3.8M
3 ropz FaZe $2.7M
4 NiKo G2 $2.65M
5 m0nesy G2 $600-700K

S1mple – NAVI

Transfer Fee: $4.85M

The Mega-Expensive CS:GO & LoL Transfers Unveiled - KreedOn
Source: Dot Esports

Undoubtedly, one of the most celebrated players in CS:GO, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, tops our list with a staggering market value of $4.85 million. Representing Natus Vincere (NAVI), s1mple has not only showcased exceptional skill and consistency but has also made a significant impact on NAVI’s success in various tournaments. His media presence, team success, and consistent top-tier performance justify this hefty price tag, making him a prized possession for NAVI.


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ZywOo – Vitality

Transfer Fee: $3.8M

ZywOo - Vitality | KreedOn
Source: AFK Gaming

Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, commonly known as ZywOo, secures the second position on our list with a market value of $3.8 million. Playing for Team Vitality, ZywOo is a legendary figure in the CS:GO scene, recognized for his exceptional talent and contributions to the team. His prowess in the game and his ability to turn the tide of any match have made him a valuable asset for Vitality, justifying his high transfer valuation.

Ropz – FaZe

Transfer Fee: $2.7M

The Mega-Expensive CS:GO & LoL Transfers Unveiled - KreedOn
Source: X (formerly Twitter)

Robin “ropz” Kool is the third player on our list, showcasing his prowess with a market value of $2.7 million. Representing FaZe Clan, ropz has consistently delivered exceptional performances, securing a spot among the top players globally. With impressive stats and a major win under his belt, ropz’s value to FaZe Clan is undeniable, making him one of the most sought-after players in the CS:GO transfer market.

NiKo – G2

Transfer Fee: $2.65M

NiKo – EU | The Mega-Expensive CS:GO & LoL Transfers Unveiled- KreedOn
Source: G2 Esports

Nikola “NiKo” Kovač, a media sensation and a key player for G2 Esports, claims the fourth spot on our list, boasting a market value of $2.65 million. Known for his exceptional gameplay and contribution to G2 Esports’ success, NiKo remains a prominent figure in the CS:GO scene. Despite facing fluctuations in recent months, his consistent impact in the esports arena justifies his substantial transfer valuation.

M0nesy – G2

Transfer Fee: Estimated $600-700K

The Mega-Expensive CS:GO & LoL Transfers Unveiled - KreedOn
Source: Game-Tournaments

Rounding up our top 5 is Sergey “m0nesy” Mityagin, a rising star representing G2 Esports. While exact transfer figures for m0nesy are not publicly disclosed, estimates suggest a range of $600-700K. Despite being a young player, m0nesy has showcased immense potential and improvement during his time with G2. His rising success and remarkable stats against top-tier teams make him a promising investment for G2 Esports.


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Top LOL Transfers in eSports

We will explore some of the most significant transfers in the history of the League of Legends (LOL). We have compiled the top of the most high-profile transitions, many of which were unexpected not only for the fans, but also for the experts.

SWORDART to TSM

The Mega-Expensive CS:GO & LoL Transfers Unveiled- KreedOn
Image Source- esports.com

In 2020, an agreement was inked with TSM for a span of two years, securing a deal worth $6 million. This figure was reputed to be the highest salary for an esports player in North America during that period.

Chovy HLE1

Image Source- Early Game

Hanwha Life Esports’ failures in 2020 have forced the team to rethink their roster of players. They have decided to sign Chon ‘Chovy’ Ji Hoon. The Korean mid-laner won the title while playing for Griffin, and was also a silver medallist in the LCK 2020 Summer while playing for the DRX squad. Later, he moved to Gen.G.

Rekkles G2

Image Source- RedBull.com

Martin “Rekkles” Larsson has been a part of Fnatic. He has led his team to many Worlds playoffs and has proven time and again that he is worthy to be one of the best cyber athletes on the planet. He will now take on G2 Esports for one of the most important trophies of all time – the world title. In the 2021 spring split, Rekkles and his newly joined team, G2 Esports, clinched the top spot in the regular season. Later he returned to Fnatic in 2023.

Perkz C9

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According to experts, Luka “Perkz” Perkovic’s move to North America was one of the biggest losses for the G2 Esports team. Many teams from different leagues wanted to sign him. But Perkz decided to settle on Cloud9, making one of the biggest transfers of the season. He is one of only four players to have won titles in both EU and NA, the other players being Zven, Broken Blade and Nisqy. He later moved to Team Vitality.

Conclusion

To sum up, the transfer market for CS:GO and League of Legends (LoL) remains robust, witnessing teams making significant investments to secure top-tier talent. These individuals epitomize excellence, underscoring the fiercely competitive environment within CS:GO and LoL esports. As the esports industry continues to evolve, it’s likely we’ll witness additional record-setting transfers, amplifying the thrill and competitiveness within the CS:GO and LoL landscape.


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Bhawna Kothari
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Lover of cultures, varied colors, and underdogs, Bhawna is a by-heart and professional playwright. Hailing from a journalism & communication background, she incorporates a careful study at both flips of the coin which is essentially required to be analytical in thoughts and words. Actively abreast of the current affairs around the globe, she likes knowing and bringing into light the unexplored. Problem solving via the power of content is what inspires her and hence KreedOn, a platform created for the betterment of sports ecosystem in India, is now her happy workplace!

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