Imaginary Gaming lose CS:GO team
Imaginary Gaming and their CS:GO division have parted company, the French team have confirmed.
The French team had been part of Imaginary since December and flew the organisation's flag high in their first weeks there, clinching the bronze at the SLTV StarSeries finals in Ukraine.
Since then, though, Steeve "Ozstrik3r" Flavigni's troops have struggled to impress, and the team's exit in the first group stage of Mad Catz Invitational in Vienna, following a three-way tie with TCM-Gaming and Nostalgie, came as heavy blow to them.
shoxie's team seek new home
It has now been revealed that Imaginary Gaming would not be able to send the team to Copenhagen Games next week, which prompted the players to go freelance to try to find some financial support elsewhere.
"We had to make a choice between staying with Imaginary and giving up on the bulk of the 2013 season (Copenhagen Games, Mad Catz Birmingham and EMS) or try to find another organisation which could help us to reach our goals," team manager Yannick "CsD" Lambert told Vakarm.net.
"Every player on my team is competitive and they made up their minds quickly, despite the fact that, once again, some people will take this opportunity to criticise our stability.
"We are looking for a serious organisation, which can send us to Denmark in one week, so that we can put all this practice to a good use.
"If an organisation is interested in our team, you can contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org."
The French team, who will go under the name JAS until they find a new organisation, are currently ninth in SLTV StarSeries, with 13 points from 12 matches, and will take on n!faculty, 3DMAX and gamed!de in their RaidCall EMS One group.
Having failed to secure an invite to Copenhagen Games' main CS:GO tournament, JAS will have to play the event's qualifier, which will be held on March 28th.
JAS have the following lineup:
Steeve "Ozstrik3r" Flavini
Richard "shoxie" Papillon
Kevin "Uzzziii" Vernel
Michel "mshz" Nguyen
Engin "MAJ3R" Kupeli
Thomas "akeR" Radovic (backup)