Titan sign ex-VeryGames
Titan have announced that they have completed the signing of the former VeryGames CS:GO lineup.
The French giants had been on the lookout for a new organisation for the last few weeks, after VeryGames announced they would not longer be able to support the team due to financial constraints.
Last week, ESEA announced that the French team would be attending its continental finals in Dallas in mid-January, meaning that the players had already secured the backing of a new organisation, whose name has now been confirmed.
Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans' troops will be joining Singapore-based organisation Titan, who were formed in 2013 and made their way into the eSports scene by picking up the former Orange Dota 2 squad.
French team now donning Titan's colours
Together with the move, Titan have also been confirmed that the entire team will move to a gaming house located in Brussels, which will put them on the same level as other teams, like Ninjas in Pyjamas, as far as training conditions go.
Below you can find an exclusive interview with Richard "shox" Papillon about the move:
How do you feel about joining an organization like Titan, who have for the first time decided to support a CS:GO team?
We feel really excited, because things are growing up in CS:GO more than ever. When we were playing CS:Source, we always dreamed about the possibility of CS being our job and today this has happened, thanks to Titan. Our motivation is higher than ever; I guess it's time for a new era and we are now ready for this.
Is this move a considerable boost for your team, as far as conditions go?
We already had everything with Team VeryGames but now we can live off our passion and the gaming-house will for sure help us improve. Everything is made so that we can have the best conditions, which is a huge motivation boost. We do not want to disappoint anyone
You will now move to a gaming house in Belgium, a great news for the team. How important do you think that this is and how will this help you guys improve?
When you are playing online, and you have to work on tactics and teamplay, it always takes more time because it's harder to make yourself understood through a monitor. Talking about all this, the gaming-house will help us in term of time wasted, creativity and productivity,
Your first event under the new organization will be the ESEA Finals. How will you guys prepare for it? What are your goals? Considering you are the only European team in attendance, do you think it will be an easy win?
For the ESEA finals, we have been bootcamping in Anvers, Belgium, since Saturday and we will continue practicing here until the event. Winning this event matters to us because it will be our first event under Titan's tag and we want to start the year with a win. On the other hand, we also want to defend the European power!
It will be everything but easy. Americans proved at DreamHack Winter that they are serious opponents and compLexity beat us thanks to their good level. We have a really short preparation due to Christmas holidays but we'll do our best to finish first place, that's our only goal.
The French team's first LAN event under the name Titan will be the ESEA finals in Dallas from January 17th to 19th, where they will be pitted against five North American sides, including iBUYPOWER and compLexity.
Titan's CS:GO division consists of:
Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans
Nathan "NBK" Schmitt
Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux
Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom
Richard "shox" Papillon