ALTERNATE release mnL

Team ALTERNATE have dispensed with the services of Manuel "mnL" Oberlein, the German player has revealed.

The change comes as a surprise as ALTERNATE had undergone roster changes just two weeks ago, having brought in Christian "crisby" Schmitt from dotpiXels as a replacement for Christian "Rak" Hermenau-Puhlvers.

ALTERNATE's fortunes have not improved since that move, though, with an 18-21 defeat to in the second round of the RaidCall EMS One Cup #2 having been followed by a 16-14 loss to ENTiTY in StarSeries VI.

mnL cut from ALTERNATE

As a result, the team have decided to fine-tune the squad once again by letting go of Manuel "mnL" Oberlein, a decision that caught the German player by surprise.

"Today, I was surprisingly replaced," he told "Before the [EPS] finals, we had several discussions about whether a change was in the making, and the answer was always negative.

"About one-and-a-half weeks ago, I asked again if we were going to make a change, and I was told that we were not.

"Now, when all the options to find a team and an organisation are gone, I have been told that I will be replaced.

"This move was unfortunately made by a person that I held in high regard. I am extremely disappointed with that person.

"I have always worked on improving as a player and improving our tactics, and I have invested a lot of time in our game.

"Finally, I would like to say: the guys around Benny (qk-Mantis) and asmo have what it takes, and they are Germany's biggest hope in the international scene..."

According to, ALTERNATE have set their sights on dotpiXels' Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch, but the German team have so far stayed silent on the matter.

ALTERNATE currently have:

Germany Felix "fel1x" Zech
Germany Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend
Switzerland Manuel "SolEk" Zeindler
Germany Christian "crisby" Schmitt

Germany Christian "Igor" Meyer (Backup)

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so sad.. ;(
2013-05-28 12:47
Kirby gonna join
2013-05-28 12:51
yxo | 
Ukraine piratz0r 
2013-05-28 12:52
World breezy0 
sad. :( <3 mnL
2013-05-28 12:59
Germany get- 
nooky joins
2013-05-28 13:26
someone knows why igor/jaro isnt playing?
2013-05-28 13:27
he is good, but he is not good enough to play in international matches on a long term
2013-05-28 13:31
Tbh these guys ain't either. Germans are always bad offline (compared to their amazing online skills)
2013-05-28 13:41
World breezy0 
they have the potential to be top on lan as well. (cphgames12)
2013-05-28 13:48
No they don't, this isn't source. Only reason they got any good was because they cheated so dam much at source and knew all the bang spots and all that. Germans will never win any international lan event. If they do i will eat a ghost pepper.
2013-05-28 14:00
While I don't necessarily disagree with your statement, you're one extremely annoying twat. It was worse on Cadred as you just used to suck up to people and act like you knew them.
2013-05-28 14:04
Fuck off I don't suck up to anyone. Maybe your brain can't understand but I have met a lot of people at lans. Surprisingly even known players. Who might you be my random friend?
2013-05-28 14:16
hes not more random than you...
2013-05-28 15:36
World breezy0 
they cheated? ok, no sense in talking to you idiot.
2013-05-28 14:13
Not at lan no, but they are known for cheating online. Krystal was one of the biggest cheaters in german source :)
2013-05-28 14:15
World breezy0 
he cheated when he was 13 years old, who didn't?! he admitted it and moved on, just like many other top players.
2013-05-28 14:17
Sure if you believe that then cool. We all have our own opinions :)
2013-05-28 14:18
kennyS was banned by the esl for cheating and now he was one of the best awp player by the end of source? how bout that?
2013-05-28 19:50
retard much? there were many German CS 1.6 teams that were successful on international LAN tournaments although the last 2 years were very disappointing, Germany still made it on the 4th place in the all-time ranking (and Germany was always in the TOP5 except 2012): this "Germans are onliner" bullshit really annoys me.
2013-05-28 14:10
I meant in source, not 1.6 ^^
2013-05-28 14:14
You have no clue bandwagon boy.
2013-05-28 15:01
ZywOo | 
Germany fulltilt 
2013-05-28 15:45
Disrespectful and assuming that people can't be good because they're coming from a specific country. Made my day.
2013-05-28 16:29
everyone would be better as SolEk...
2013-05-28 17:43
well tiziaN is better than mnL, but the team will be too weak anyway they should also pick up LEGIJA. IMO he's the most underrated German player right now
2013-05-28 13:35
lolwat legija is.noob do u watch match against anexis?and isn german.he is from serbia
2013-05-28 13:42
yeah but he lives in Germany and speaks German so he is a potential player for a German team did you watch the EPS Finals? He was crucial for his team and one of the main reasons why they made it to the final against mouz. he's a good AWP player, a thing that became very very rare in Germany
2013-05-28 13:59
sry opinion about legija.he isnt good for attax.tabsen is much better imo
2013-05-28 14:20
yes, tabsen is better, but tabsen is already in n!faculty
2013-05-28 14:51
World breezy0 
legjia is playing in n!faculty as well.
2013-05-28 15:00
aw shit, yes, I completely forgot that :D
2013-05-28 15:34
LEGIJA is top notch, tabsen seems to be more passive where LEGIJA is making entry frags etc. btw only reason i watch German teams is becuse of Knochen, so funny imo
2013-05-28 15:46
i want to see rahim more often :( nothing to compare with him
2013-05-28 19:53
nooky inc?
2013-05-28 13:36
sad to see this kind of backstabbing without the players having the courage of facing a serious discussion and just cutting you by surprise. agreed on /10/
2013-05-28 13:43
why mnl? he was one of the better players, still waiting for alternate to replace their IGL...
2013-05-28 13:43
World breezy0 
2013-05-28 13:47
Who is this person he's talking about? That's what I want to know.
2013-05-28 13:49
i think he means SolEk, but im not 100% sure
2013-05-28 13:56
2013-05-28 14:09
/10/ is the only good German team around , mouz / attax / any organization with money should recruit them.
2013-05-28 13:54
2013-05-28 14:21
Germany xlex 
10 already asked attax to pick them up. But they didnt pick them. idk why
2013-05-28 14:57
wait wait, alternate attax? isnt it?
2013-05-28 15:00
Germany xlex 
2013-05-28 15:54
but Rage2k : #20? I dont understand? aTTaX is a sponsor name, and Alternate is only a tagteam ?
2013-05-28 15:59
the sponsors name is alternate, the team calls themselves attax
2013-05-28 17:32
funny because mnL was their best player afaik
2013-05-28 13:58
+1 as far as I saw :)
2013-05-28 14:06
no, kRYSTAL is the best player in ALTERNATE by far. mnL was good, but recently he was not in shape at all, imo.
2013-05-28 14:19
coldzera | 
Switzerland rei$h 
best portuguese player :d
2013-05-28 14:13
2013-05-28 14:23
mnl inet anyway :D rest noob to
2013-05-28 14:20
What happens to alternate... legendary team in CS 1.6, now random team can beat them.. feel sorry for them, i hope they will found the best exit from this :)
2013-05-28 14:54
this team has nothing to do with any of the legendary 1.6 line ups. just a bunch of random saucers
2013-05-28 15:05
that is why i talk, i thought attax still sponsoring them..
2013-05-28 15:06
World breezy0 
attax is their own name, alternate is the sponsor.
2013-05-28 16:14
thanks a lot of brother :)
2013-05-28 16:37
yeah random source players ended up 2.nd in the biggest turnament last year.
2013-05-28 15:55
gl default hunters
2013-05-28 15:31
2013-05-28 15:57
2013-05-28 16:06
alot better than alternate
2013-05-28 18:09
Germany xlex 
maybe they should kick krystal too. Hes also good and thats what the team dont need.
2013-05-28 15:55
Sweden binz 
nooky +1 ! plz :)
2013-05-28 15:57
kRYSTAL still cheating? :P
2013-05-28 16:02
didnt expect it, he was playing pretty good actually
2013-05-28 17:22
dick move telling him so late
2013-05-28 17:44
tiziaN new player of alternate xD
2013-05-28 18:59
World breezy0 
best player!
2013-05-28 22:30
it has been confirmed, tizian will replace mnl:
2013-05-28 21:41
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