Anarkez Joins Entropiq

Former Team Finest AWPer, Guy “anarkez” Trachtman was announced as the newest member of Entropiq on Tuesday, September 27. The 22-year-old will stand in for the Russian CS:GO squad at CCT Central Europe Series 2 as he takes over for previous AWPer, Dmitriy “SENSEi” Shvorak.

Anarkez Returns

Anarkez will return to professional play on Wednesday, September 28, for the first time since he left Team Finest at the end of August. And even though he has not officially joined any team yet, the 22-year-old Israeli AWPer will get to represent Entropiq as a stand-in during CCT Central Europe Series 2.

While anarkez has been competing mostly in European teams throughout his five-year-long career, he has recently unveiled that he can speak Russian, making him a perfect fit for the all-Russian lineup. Still, Entropiq have decided to first field anarkez as a stand-in and potentially extend his stay with the team, depending on Entropiq’s performance at CCT Central Europe Series 2.

The news of anarkez joining Entropiq comes shortly after the Israeli CS:GO pro has been let go from Team Finest, with who he has spent over a year, first joining the team as a stand-in in March 2021. Throughout his stay at Finest, anarkez has achieved a lot of success, winning a handful of ESEA Cash Cup tournaments and Pinnacle Cup IV, and placed fourth at Pinnacle Cup Championship in June.

Unfortunately, his stint with Finest came to an end in August after the team failed to show up in IEM Road to Rio 2022: European RMR – Open Qualifiers. They placed 33rd-64th in the first qualifying event, 17th-32nd in the second, and finished the last two qualifiers in ninth-16th place, thus missing on reaching European RMR.

Following the disappointing performance, Finest decided to let go of anarkez and replaced him with Aleksander “hades” Miskiewicz, who joined as a loanee from ENCE. Finest have since struggled to improve, while anarkez was left searching for a new home.

Entropiq Looking For Changes

The news of anarkez’ arrival at Entropiq come shortly after the Russian team parted ways with Aleksey “El1an” Gusev, who was transfer-listed on September 15 by mutual agreement. Since El1an’s departure, Entropiq have been playing with SENSEi, who helped Entropiq place second at ESL Challenger Rotterdam Closed Qualifier earlier this month.

El1an’s departure from the Russian team came amidst a struggle to continue following the addition of Nikolay “mir” Bityukov, who joined the team in June. However, despite the addition, Entropiq couldn’t find any traction, bowing out of ESL Challenger Melbourne in the semis, where they lost against Imperial and missed out on qualifying for the European RMR.

Notably, the team has been struggling even before the arrival of mir, with early exits from ESL Pro League Season 15 and PGL Major Antwerp European RMR earlier this year.

But regardless of Entropiq’s lack of success, the Russian squad should feel optimistic about their chances to improve with anarkez. The 22-year-old has not been active since he departed Finest in August but remains one of the top AWPers in the scene.

During his stay at Finest, anarkez has averaged a 1.13 rating and played a huge role in the team’s success earlier this year. Notably, he helped Finest climb to the no.19 spot in the global rankings in June, marking the organization’s peak.

Entropiq debuted its new-look roster on Wednesday, September 28, when anarkez and co. faced off against eSuba in the first round of CCT Central Europe Series 2 playoffs and won 2-0. Amarkez’s previous team, Finest, will also take part in the tournament and could face anarkez and Entroipq in the semi-finals should the two teams progress so far.