Although several teams have inquired about Swedish rifler Fredrik “REZ” Sterner, multiple sources have explained that his current team, Epsilon, is asking $200,000 in exchange for his buyout. The price dates back more than a month and likely explains why REZ still remains on Epsilon.
According to sources, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Godsent are among the teams who expressed interest in REZ. It is expected he will leave the Epsilon organization in the coming weeks if Epsilon and any of the interested organizations can come to an agreement about the buyout.
Epsilon has only three rostered players on the team and has used two stand-in players in its matches last week in the European closed qualifier for DreamHack Open Summer. REZ has been considered one of the top prospects in Sweden for months, especially after losing teammates Joakim “disco doplan” Gidetun and William “draken” Sundin to Fnatic and NiP, respectively. REZ was named by Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson, Robin “flusha” Rönnquist and Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye as a “potential breakout player of 2017” during HLTV’s “Top 20 Players” countdown last year.
Epsilon did not respond to a request for comment.