Commands Which Would Like to Hire degster

Who needs a star sniper?

Degster left Spirit due to disagreements with the club and was transferred after a brilliant performance at PGL Major Antwerp 2022. In his latest interview, degster revealed that he has already talked with some European teams. But what are these commands?

Several factors must be taken into account to answer this question. Degster is a sniper, and the player played with AWP in all lineups. The Russian will not change his role. Secondly, the region in which the player will play. The most exciting thing about this factor is that we do not consider the CIS. Degster has stated that he is not interested in CIS teams other than Natus Vincere, and black and yellow won't sign him for obvious reasons. Thirdly, the price of the player. Degster is still a Spirit player, which means he will need to be bought. The buyout price of degster is $300,000 according to Overdrive, which not every team can afford. And the last factor is the language of communication. Degster is ready to communicate only in English; therefore, he needs an international team, which he declares himself.

degster is looking for a suitable team
degster is looking for a suitable team

Considering the top 30 European teams, we will exclude clubs that do not need a sniper and national teams. Thus, a shortlist consists of ENCE, NIP, OG, Endpoint, Finest, ECSTATIC, and Sprout.

Now, let's go through the list from the end. In Sprout, the role of the sniper is played by slaxz-. The German has played for the team for almost a year and a half and is the best player with a rating of 6.3. Of course, degster performs better with a 6.6 rating, but Sprout's problem is not the sniper. Additionally, it cannot be said that the organization will be able to purchase a sniper for $300,000. The same goes for ECSTATIC, Endpoint, and Finest.

Now we can consider OG. Degster has done a great job as a stand-in, and a European team might be a good option. However, the Russian is unlikely to join the OG. Mantuu is playing his part very well, and given that the team has recently made two substitutions, it's safe to say that the players are not interested in another change in the roster. Despite this, degster performs better than mantuu in numbers - 6.6 against 6.4.

Es3tag is not good in his role as a sniper in NIP
Es3tag is not good in his role as a sniper in NIP

But the situation in NIP is much more interesting. At the moment, the Swedish team sniper is es3tag, and he does not cope with his role. The Dane's rating is 5.7. You can see that the sniper feels uncomfortable in every game. At the same time, when signing degster, it is not necessary to get rid of es3tag. He can change the role because we have already seen how well Dane performs as a rifler. Degster fits the team perfectly, but there are two problems here. The first is that the team made a replacement not so long ago, and it is unlikely that the club's management will want to rebuild the squad again. The second problem is even more significant. The NIPs speak Swedish, and adding degster to the roster will require the team to change their language to English.

hades not showing a stable game
hades not showing a stable game

The last option is ENCE. And it looks like the most likely. Hades plays the role of the sniper in the team and has obvious stability problems. The Pole's average rating is 6, which is not the worst result, but it's not enough for a sniper. And given that his score jumps from 4.5 to 7.7 from game to game, we can say that hades are one of the main problems of the squad. At the same time, adding degster to the roaster will not be difficult. The team is already international, and ENCE is unlikely to be stopped by the buyout price of a player. The only thing that can stop an organization is the team's current play level. ENCE is in the top 10 for the first time in a long time, and there is a high possibility that changes could scare management and players.

Right now, ENCE looks the best for degster, but the teams still need to finish the first half of the season, and the results of IEM Cologne will largely influence the clubs' decisions to buy degster. Therefore, it is worth waiting for the player break, when we will most likely learn about the future of Russian.