RattlesnK returns in fm-eSports
Former mousesports captain Sam "RattlesnK" Gawn has returned to activity in fm-eSports' new team.
The British AWPer, who captained the mouz squad who placed 3rd-4th at DreamHack Winter 2012, had been out of action since the disbandment of his Anexis team in July, even though he was seen representing the UK in the European Championship.
Gawn has now linked up with fm-eSports, who had been seen playing as a mix team in ESEA Intermediate after finishing 5th-8th at the ESWC finals in Paris.
RattlesnK in new fm team
From the previous roster, only Neil "nEILZiNHo" Finlay remains as Som "s0m" Haddow, Søren "socN" Falke, Tom "vertiGo" Rockliffe and Brandon "weber" Weber have all been released.
fm-eSports have also re-signed Reece "Puls3" Marrs and Phil "Whindanski" Nicholas, two players who have represented the organisation in the past, while bringing in former n!faculty member Alexander "rdl" Redl.
"Here we are at the start of 2014 and unfortunately after our last event in December we were forced to take a bit of a break over Christmas and New Year and try and fix some issues within our lineup," Finlay told fm-eSports' website.
"We have been on the look out for a top sniper after our outing at ESWC and I myself have been looking for someone to take over the role as in-game leader to try and push us to the next level.
"We are delighted to bring in one of the best in-game leaders and AWPers from CS:S and also from CS:GO – Sam “RattlesnK” Gawn to fulfill both of these roles.
"Sam brings bags of experience to the team as well as countless tactics and most importantly, organisation – something that all UK teams have lacked since his former team Anexis disbanded.
"He was always one of the best awpers around and I am 100% certain he will be up at the top again this year with the amount of hours we shall be committing to the game both individually and as a team.
"We will also be bringing in Alex “rdl” Redl - whom I played with in CS:S for a long time and we are all delighted to have him in the team. We also welcome back Phil “Whindanski” Nicholas and Reece “Puls3″ Marrs, who we all believe has the potential to become one of the players to watch in 2014 with his aiming ability and having the experience of rdl and RattlesnK can only push him towards that goal faster."
fm-eSports have already started practicing for Copenhagen Games, which will take place from April 16th to 20th, with €26,000 up for grabs in the CS:GO tournament.
The new fm-eSports team looks as follows:
Neil "nEILZiNHo" Finlay
Sam "RattlesnK" Gawn
Reece "Puls3" Marrs
Phil "Whindanski" Nicholas
Alexander "rdl" Redl