Four Turkish players and ISSAA have come together to form Eternal Fire. Can this team live up to expectations?

Some of the best talent from Turkish CS:GO has come together to form a new team. Featuring players such as Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker, Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş and Issa "⁠ISSAA⁠" Murad, Eternal Fire could be a real challenger in the international scene.

Eternal Fire is a player-founded organization with four Turkish players. The plan is to communicate in Turkish, but for the short term, the players will be using English in their comms. ISSAA will take Turkish lessons as he prepares for his new team.

What is the Eternal Fire roster?

Eternal Fire features some of the best talents from the region coming together. It’s uncommon to see top-tier teams featuring players of a single nationality. After several years of Swedish talent, Fnatic recently announced it is going international in search of talent. 

Eternal Fire has four players from Turkey and ISSAA from Jordan. Most of these players have already made a name for themselves on top teams in CS:GO. This is an opportunity for the players to come together and put on a grand performance against the top teams in the world.

The Eternal Fire roster is as follows:

  • Özgür ‘⁠woxic⁠’ Eker.
  • Ismailcan ‘⁠XANTARES⁠’ Dörtkardeş.
  • Buğra ‘Calyx’ Arkın.
  • Ömer ‘⁠imoRR⁠’ Karataş.
  • Issa ‘⁠ISSAA⁠"’ Murad.

26-year-old XANTARES will assume in-game leadership duties on the team according to an HLTV report.

Eternal Fire: A work in progress

WOXIC announced his intention to create a 5-man roster earlier this year in June. Some of the players were still under contracts, but have since been released from their respective teams. Earlier today, BIG announced it was releasing XANTARES, who wanted to play in a Turkish Superteam. ImoRR and ISSAA also parted ways with Sangal and OG to play in Eternal Fire. 

Players on this new organization have been explosive and MVPs on some of their previous teams. It will be interesting to see if this team can live up to its potential and challenge some of the top CS:GO teams in the process.

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