Epsilon part ways with CS:GO squad

July 24th, 2013 02:52

Epsilon eSports have announced they are parting ways with their CS:GO squad, thus leaving the Swedish lineup homeless.

Despite increasing success of their CS:GO squad in recent months, which saw the Swedish team place 9th-12th at Copenhagen Games and then build on that with a 2nd place finish at DreamHack Summer, Epsilon and the squad will be going their separate ways due to the organization "shifting priorities and venturing into new territory".

flusha, jw and schneider will be looking for a new home

Jesper "jw" Wecksell confirmed that there is no bad blood between the two sides and that the team will stick together.

"The time has come, the time to say good bye to Epsilon.

"We have had a lot of support playing under the management of Epsilon and we want to give a special thanks to our manager Slick who picked us up when no one else believed in us.

"We appreciate everything Epsilon has done for us, we improved greatly under their name and we became a top team while playing for them. But nothing lasts forever and we have decided to part ways on good terms with each other. Don’t worry though; we will keep playing under the tag SY&b until we find a new home." - Jesper "jw" Wecksell's statement for Epsilon-esports.com.

Swedish lineup was recently strengthened by Andreas "MODDII" Fridh and they finished the 14th season of ESEA in 6th place, which technically meant they will have a spot at the finals as at least three teams ahead of them in the ranking have no plans of going.

However, with the departure from the organization the trip to USA is now under question as there is only three weeks left until the North American event.

SY&b lineup:

Sweden Jesper "jw" Wecksell
Sweden Jonatan "devilwalk" Lundberg
Sweden Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Sweden Andreas "schneider" Lindberg
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist

Now under their temporary name SY&b, Wecksell & co will begin a search for a new home, and the next chance to see them in action will be Mad Catz Invitational on July 29th-August 1st when they are scheduled to play a best-of-three relegation match.

Should the team not find support in time for attending ESEA Finals, the next LAN event in their crosshairs will be DreamHack Bucharest.

Fnatic ;-)
2013-07-24 02:53
not good enough for fnatic
2013-07-24 02:54
What team is free atm, that Fnatic should pick up beside this? - " Scandinavian "
2013-07-24 02:54
because they were doing so good before.
2013-07-24 03:34
United Kingdom Alth 
Lol. This lineup is far better than the old Fnatic lineup in GO.
2013-07-24 03:55
I don't think so, not even better.
2013-07-24 06:04
lol what? tell me when fnatic did something like epsilon? epsilon were top2 at dreamhack , where were your beloved noobish fnatic
2013-07-24 08:04
Don't be mad though.
2013-07-24 08:31
United Kingdom an0^_^ 
not to mention moddii is now in the line-up and he already has connections inside Fnatic. It seems like the only obvious choice to be fair.
2013-07-24 08:38
Yeah, if fnatic picked up Epsilon, it's pretty good actually. But I just think that VG, LDLC, CPH Wolves , Western Wolves are better choices. Maybe I don't know much about Epsilon, so be cool :D
2013-07-24 08:48
United Kingdom an0^_^ 
I am being cool man, just putting my point across. I'd put Epsilon on the same level as any of those teams you just said apart from VG though. Just my opinion.
2013-07-24 09:27
Alright :)
2013-07-24 09:42
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Ww n VG ,wint leave theorie org, other two teams are same level as syb
2013-07-24 11:36
It's on theory, changing org never be that simple. Yeah, they're on the same level, but I think those four are slightly better than Epsilon.
2013-07-24 14:06
cArn want pick only scandinavian team .. so - Vg aand -LDLC ... WW have good organisation so I don't think so then they leave it ... and CPH wolves is not so good like they were in past ..
2013-07-24 12:00
Although I trust those four teams better than Epsilon, I still think picking them up is a pretty good choice, cause some reason you mentioned above. Not good enough but not bad at all. And I think CPH Wolves are much stronger than before.
2013-07-24 14:17
how is western wolves a better option? lel
2013-07-24 17:02
Just my opinion.
2013-07-24 17:38
what did epsilon tht you say that they are better? second place at DH and Swedish Championship? and thats it?
2013-07-24 09:52
with that linup epsilon show nothing , ohh sorry yes they lose 16:0
2013-07-24 10:34
both teams were pretty much on the same level, so I don't see the point in recruiting them. although they probably have "potential" as they are young.
2013-07-24 11:42
they both are total shits
2013-07-24 08:54
Poland yaD' 
i don't think so mad bro Epsilon stronk
2013-07-24 12:23
tru, this team is much better than old fnatic.
2013-07-24 13:12
17 out of 10 comments from you are stupid
2013-07-24 04:03
2013-07-24 04:35
I'm not sure about other comments from him, but this one isn't stupid at all.
2013-07-24 07:23
2013-07-24 02:54
Sweden dubf 
2013-07-24 02:55
+1 Fnatic is the best choice :X
2013-07-24 07:11
Breaking news: ex-Epsilon joins fnatic!
2013-07-24 02:54
2013-07-24 02:55
fnatic ofc
2013-07-24 02:56
fnatic.swe INCOMING
2013-07-24 02:57
2013-07-24 10:45
wait for carn's mystery words
2013-07-24 02:58
Ukraine gungrave 
they know that they cant defeat astana dragons
2013-07-24 02:58
depends if markeloff wake up again youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailp..
2013-07-24 03:00
Netherlands jwtt 
schneider i know its u :D
2013-07-24 03:10
marik just deaded
2013-07-24 08:09
Fnatic - MysanGoud
2013-07-24 02:58
2013-07-24 02:58
moddii can fix fnatic ezpz
2013-07-24 02:59
India h8or 
No other option for fnatic. ;)
2013-07-24 03:00
India Ad1_KaM 
Came back from the US?
2013-07-24 03:43
India h8or 
Nopes. :)
2013-07-24 04:05
i will lose all my respect to fnatic organisation if they pick this squad. MODDII left fnatic without 5th player at least twice, fnatic shouldnt pick him again
2013-07-24 03:00
totaly agree he clanjumper
2013-07-24 04:17
well, let me introduce you to elemeNt.
2013-07-24 06:25
i dont think you dont know shit
2013-07-24 06:32
I don't think your comment makes sense.
2013-07-24 12:41
2013-07-24 22:56
i know more for sure. element would shit on moddii anytime (we're talking about clanhopping though) eventhough he has already left(retired) merely 5? years ago. 12 year old.
2013-07-25 06:31
element was a brain, moddii is a shit
2013-07-25 23:44
it's another story
2013-07-24 12:17
+1 fkn hate him for that to + he has a very easily punchable face when u fkn see him lol
2013-07-24 14:18
Sad and they just lost their CoD team :/
2013-07-24 03:11
fnatic or vp :)
2013-07-24 03:12
time for a tweet from carn
2013-07-24 03:12
Slovakia xarc 
2013-07-24 03:29
2013-07-24 09:54
great guys, think you will reach the absolute top with a better orga :) go and win DH bucharest :D
2013-07-24 03:13
Finland Kklz 
aaaand theres the new fnatic team
2013-07-24 03:14
epsilon to anexis
2013-07-24 03:24
moddi back to fnatic once again, that would be hilarious haha
2013-07-24 03:27
Anexis would be a good fit.
2013-07-24 03:32
Swag, Yolo & Bitches
2013-07-24 03:44
2013-07-24 04:00
well org start droping teams and its obvious its like few cheap tournaments in 2 months.... and price pool not higher 50k so fail
2013-07-24 04:03
fnatic.moddii take 99
2013-07-24 04:13
There's nothing MODDII can do, fnatic is his home
2013-07-24 04:23
United States mah9 
hopefully they are leaving for a better org, i can't understand why epsilon would possibly want to part ways with them now considering their recent results have been better than ever
2013-07-24 04:28
haha MODDI can't stay away from fnatic loooool
2013-07-24 05:13
fnatic or Anexis probably
2013-07-24 05:15
Slovakia kubiaxk 
SK gaming ! ... or fnatic ? :d
2013-07-24 07:29
Germany VxO4 
why do you think SK would start all of a sudden a cs:go squad by now?
2013-07-24 08:54
Slovakia kubiaxk 
just dreaming :) As SK and Fnatic fanboy
2013-07-25 13:46
SK gaming don't want to sponzor CS:GO squad :)
2013-07-24 12:02
2013-07-24 08:04
2013-07-24 08:53
carn time to PICK THEM!!!!!!!!!!!! gogogo nice team!
2013-07-24 09:39
take this time to make pyth and twist a part of the squad
2013-07-24 09:53
agree IMO moddii like IGL bad option need IGL but i gree about pyth
2013-07-24 09:55
can organisations stop dropping their teams already?
2013-07-24 10:03
if you give them money maybe
2013-07-25 13:49
2013-07-24 10:32
Would be a stupid decision
2013-07-24 13:23
for who? anexis said they will get a new team soon? and ex-epsilon needs some financial support of a team? i doubt that epsilon had enough success to join fnatic ( the DH-weekend could've been a fluke as well)
2013-07-24 13:41
bad news but can only be expected, would have to be a fool to invest in a CSGO team unless they're NiP. new UK team to replace?
2013-07-24 10:39
"Now under their temporary name SY&b, Wecksell & co will begin a search for a new home" pls...all know they will join fnatic. GG Carn. Your under-work through MODDII worked. Now you can pick one of the best scandinavian team
2013-07-24 10:47
all know they will join fnatic i am pretty sure, they will not joins fnatic
2013-07-24 12:42
is the only scandinavian top team who fnatic can pick....and fnatic is the only organization who can give them all support they need
2013-07-24 12:44
Pretty obvious when they are doing it just before ESEA playoffs. I guess they knew what was happening.
2013-07-24 10:44
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Was thinking the same. 3 weeks isn't much but at least they have some time to look for a new fnatic... I mean org
2013-07-24 11:37
fnaticRC JW'MysaNGouD * Iskold
2013-07-24 11:08
2013-07-24 11:08
haha csgo is dead in europe as well. shitty game
2013-07-24 11:17
well played carn, glhf
2013-07-24 11:25
unfortunate, this team really has potential
2013-07-24 11:59
well this was surprising
2013-07-24 12:12
gl fnatic :)
2013-07-24 12:18
csgo is deaded
2013-07-24 12:53
Oh yeah Swe fnatic again! Sweet
2013-07-24 13:23
why would fnatic pick up this shit lineup?
2013-07-24 14:04
think same
2013-07-24 14:07
I hope they will anyway, they don't have much options otherwise if you ask me.
2013-07-24 14:16
they have the option to wait for a good lineup.
2013-07-24 14:17
agree they are not better than WW/CW so i think fnatic will not pick this team
2013-07-24 14:20
damn, whats going on !!!
2013-07-24 14:15
Big chance of Fnatic as I was thinking already when Moddii joined.
2013-07-24 14:22
Epsilon turn now .. summer 2013 is really a horror for csgo
2013-07-24 14:46
fnx | 
Norway Trypticon 
"Became a top team" Haha, or not =)
2013-07-24 15:48
GL DW most friendly streamer
2013-07-24 15:52
2013-07-24 16:57
you mean JW? aka jesper?
2013-07-25 13:49
just don't pick them up fnatic, fnatic needs a TOP team, Friis, trace & co team was even stronger then them.
2013-07-24 16:56
fnatic inc
2013-07-24 18:13
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