A new British team has been created under the name bitcoins, featuring five ex-CS:Source players.
Since Mad Catz Birmingham came to an end, there has been a great buzz in the upper echelon of the UK CS:GO scene, with fm-eSports TOXiC deciding to focus on a local roster, Anexis picking up George "hudzG" Hoskins from Dignitas and 4Kings unveiling their own team and a gaming house.
A new team have now seen the light of day, and much of their hopes will rely on the shoulders of Richard "ritch" Gibbs and Erik "HaZ" Holm, who played in the CGS for London Mint and Stockholm Magnetik, respectively.
Joining up with them will be George "ZED" Bear, who was part of the Reason Gaming side who beat Dignitas and held fnatic to a draw in Birmingham.
The last two players are Jake "batham" Batham and Jacob "mini" Harris, and even though they are relatively unknown outside of the UK, they made a name for themselves during their time in LiNK, where they played alongside names such as Luke "KritikaL" Green and Phil "Whindanski" Nicholas.
"Today is the day we announce our CS:GO team, after four of us playing together for a long while now and searching for a 5th - we have found that in ZED," Gibbs told HLTV.org.
"As some people from the Source scene will know before I quit CS:S I was playing alongside mini and batham and it was really enjoyable for me so it was a no-brainer that I'd play with them again in CS:GO and I gave my great mate HaZ a shout and asked if he was interested in trying out CS:GO and luckily for us he said yes.
"For a few weeks we played with different people and we were struggling to find the 'perfect' fit for our team until last week ZED came along and showed some interest.
"To be honest I have fairly high expectations already with this team, because of the general attitude of the players in the team. We have shown some great chemistry, which is promising, and we're having fun, which was the main purpose of this team for long term success, but it is very clear to see it can and will be so much more than just fun.
"ZED has fit in perfectly with the team and he shares a similar attitude as the rest of us - if we work hard we can get some nice results together.
"We are currently looking for an organisation that we can represent and that can take us to events. We have signed up for ESEA Intermediate, but we are on the waiting list, and we want to participate in EMS. Obviously, our main focus will be on LAN events."
All organisations interested in contacting bitcoins can do so by e-mail at email@example.com. The team's lineup is the following:
Richard "ritch" Gibbs
Erik "HaZ" Holm
George "ZED" Bear
Jake "batham" Batham
Jacob "mini" Harris