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The Singaporean organization Titan is ceasing all operations, Damien Grust, CEO and founder, has just revealed via the team's website.
Titan have been in the esport waters since September 2013, and since have been home to some of the world's most renowned players and teams in numerous games, including Quake, Dota 2, SMITE and, CS:GO, among others.
The CS:GO team around KÚvin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans has been part of the organisation since January 2014, when the ex-VeryGames squad joined after having been left out to dry by their long-time organization.
Now the team is without professional backing once more, as Titan have announced their shutdown due to financial issues. According to the announcement, "sponsors and partners backed out of deals for 2015" after having learned that Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian received a ban for all professional competitions.
During their time in Titan, various iterations of the lineup brought numerous top three finishes into the organisation, including silver medals at ASUS ROG Winter, Inferno Online Challenge Pantamera, and ESL Pro League Winter 2014/2015 finals in 2015.
"Sponsors and partners with whom we were about to sign, understandably backed out of deals, not wanting to be associated with a company that had just been tarnished. Needless to say, our budget for 2015 had gone up in smoke from one day to another." explains CEO Damien Grust in a statement.
"This means that as of today, Titan is ceasing operations and releasing all current players and staff into this beautiful esports wilderness. Our CS:GO team will move on and hopefully find a new home worthy of their loyalty and determination."
Titan boasted the following roster, who are now on the lookout for a new organization:
The team is currently in Minsk, Belarus, waiting for their time to come in the group of death of the SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals, which also features fnatic, EnVyUs, and Question Mark.
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There is some partial truth to your comment here though. Scream is one of the best in terms of aim, but his team play and mental awareness is lacking big time.
like ppl talk about 150k buy..
this guys gets 20k slaries per month
#GoVG #GoTitan #Go???
actually quite sad about this :(
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Finally, i will not respond to you as i have opinions like you which must be respected, as yours
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sponsors turned away because of kqly.
are you comprendo ?
whoever dafuk blames kqly its bs. i don't even like him but with all the pros wich are cheating or has been cheating i think this is hypocrisy and mistaking the community for naive kids.
which is the case for the majority so, who cares.
i'm high af m8 AMA.
Anyways I do agree with you on subject, that sponsors should not care about 1 player action, but rather look how the TITAN managed the situation, and they did quite a good job
they just waited to see if the new rosters would bring success and money to the organization. As the teams failed to do so they needed an excuse for shutting down the organization.
i doubt kqly is known out of the cs community and they still use him to blame the shutdown of the whole organization which includes teams on other games.
They are all extremely talented players but in my opinion some of these guys just aren't as intelligent as players on Fnatic, EnVyUS, TQM, or even Na'Vi and VP. They consistently fall behind all of these teams.
> shuts the team down
best management xD
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I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I
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Also rip the prices of Titan stickers they gonna skyrocket
Little 12 year old kids on this forum need to learn about economics, fkn faggots.
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FaZe_Titan hltv confirmed
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edit: TOO LATE LOOOL NORMAL CLUJ TITAN STICKER IS 3$ XDD
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Im not a fanboy of Titan or anything, but this f*cking blows, KQLY f*cked his former friends and his former organisation in the ass.
I bet EX-Titan will find a new org soon tho, Maybe new TSM? or VeryGames!
You still had the coolest name and branding
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KQLY's fucking pathetic and immature behaviourment resulted in problems for the rest of the CSGO squad and now we can read it also hit the whole organisation hard? Fuck you KQLY, fuck your ugly face and fuck your low-living life. Hope I'll never see another article where his nick is mentioned again.
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There is now AMPLE legal footing for suing kqly on damages, big ones in fact. If the CEO of Titan knows anything he should take legal action immediately.
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Even if you are in huge debt, you are still supposed to have enough money for living, before paying debts. Like apartment rent/food expenses and other shit before paying your debt
eSports is not going that fine.
Not to mention really good social media coverage, e.g. Twitter, Vine. and whatnot.
Pity to see them go. I'll miss the org.
The team sucks, they can disband or all die in a plane crash, I wouldn't care.
At least my Titan stickers worth more now $$$
Hopefully we see these orgs going huge in CSGO too~
Only if CDEC and iG aand EG joins CSGO
Then real organisations will lead CSGO instead of those jokes x)
You realize how big those organisations are ? :D
Any of them is bigger than all CSGO Orgs...
And not really :v 2015 was the best year for CSGO, it wont grow more than this at this rate...
It's not ready to be 'HUGE' yet :D
Since no one takes care of it like Dota 2, LoL, WoW etc...
3 days ago i bought 12 titan foils from cologne to put on my default skins on smurf account.
Glad there was trade restriction.
And it's easy putting all the blame on KQLY because of his shitty reputation but you guys still bought that overrated superstar for 150k knowing full well that you're financially screwed. That's totally begging for imminent doom.
scream fanboys said the organization made all screams buyout back from selling his stickers
do you guys mean that hltvs top financial analysts didn't know this was coming?
Heard he awps well too, speaks English well too, rifles well too .....
but then I also heard
-friberg + pronax
-friberg + rain
-friberg + delpan
-friberg + jkaem
Damn u friburger :@
Even the players are bad in all its iterations.
Seriously though, they are underachievers but by no means worthless. Their style of play may not be the most effective but they are quite entertaining to watch. By your logic teams like c9, mouz, g2, RNG, Luminosity are worthless too cause they have achieved no better than Titan did in the last 2 years.
I'm pretty sure most of the community would agree ScreaM (and Shox for that matter) are bigger names than NBK- and kioShiMa. I'm not saying that neither Scream or Shox are better players than NBK-, mind you.
>Titan backstabbed maniac by replacing him with ScreaM with overpriced 150k
>maniac got a coach role at the better team, while titan shutted down because of financial problem
That'S a karma for titan i guess
If its VeryGames I'll be happy
If its Vici Gaming I'll be even more happy