Rak steps down in ALTERNATE

Team ALTERNATE have announced that Christian "Rak" Hermenau-Puhlvers has stepped down from the active lineup.

The news comes in the aftermath of the team's 3rd-4th place finish at the EPS finals last weekend as they suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Wild Fire, who would go on to win the event, in the semi-final stage.

It was the latest of a series of disappointing results for ALTERNATE, who had been sent packing at Copenhagen Games in the Round of 16 courtesy of a 0-2 defeat against Titan.


Rak becomes inactive

ALTERNATE have now announced that Christian "Rak" Hermenau-Puhlvers has decided to become inactive to focus on his career outside the game, though he will remain in the team as a backup player.

"Today I regret to announce that I will no longer be part of the active lineup, though I will remain as a backup member," Hermenau-Puhlvers told ALTERNATE's website.

"This was already known before the EPS Finals, so the team had time to look for a suitable replacement. More about this will be known in a few days."

ALTERNATE currently have:

Germany Felix "fel1x" Zech
Germany Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend
Switzerland Manuel "SolEk" Zeindler
Germany Azmican "asmo" Berberoglu

Germany Christian "Igor" Meyer (backup)
Germany Christian "Rak" Hermenau-Puhlvers (backup)

#1
Other reav 
Rak n' roll
2014-05-15 15:28
#2
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Belarus ALBiNh0 
gg rak
2014-05-15 15:28
:/
2014-05-15 15:28
#4
Canada Mooan 
Who do you think will take the spot?
2014-05-15 15:28
#27
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Spain b1sS 
crisby? dunno but would be nice
2014-05-15 16:01
Cadian Kappa.
2014-05-15 17:45
#61
hypn | 
Serbia hypn` 
any german player from mm with 200hrs would be perfect fit imo
2014-05-15 19:55
This
2014-05-15 22:54
amazing
2014-05-17 16:16
maybe tiziaN
2014-05-15 23:38
karrigan :)
2014-05-16 03:43
no more rak'n'roll
2014-05-15 15:30
meh
2014-05-15 15:30
Too bad :( Alternate best team in Germany.
2014-05-15 15:30
really not
2014-05-15 16:42
#8
Finland x4^ 
+ qk-Mantis
2014-05-15 15:31
Karrigan back in germany ;)
2014-05-15 15:32
pls no, hes playing really well in his current team
2014-05-15 15:39
sry then :D
2014-05-15 18:43
mmm +mantis?
2014-05-15 15:32
doubt it since he won the eps with wildfire(where his brother also plays)
2014-05-15 19:11
mouz need to kick all germans from lineup
2014-05-15 15:34
#42
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Spain b1sS 
except tabseN he was carring so hard last games
2014-05-15 16:48
yeah lets kick all the young players like Spiidi and tabsen and rely on players in their mid-twenties, that should fix the scene
2014-05-16 07:43
are you stupid? tabsen and spiidi are the best players in mouz (chrisj online also)
2014-05-16 15:17
so they have to kick 4 players? only chrisj doesnt live in germany
2014-05-16 16:13
tizian will i think
2014-05-15 15:35
finally
2014-05-15 15:35
#16
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
What's up with everyone leaving today... ENCE -suNny, ATN -Rak and -GGWP.Pro
2014-05-15 15:36
It's a big loss for the community :'(
2014-05-15 16:17
h2k changing as well
2014-05-15 17:06
#52
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
Who did they drop/Who left?
2014-05-15 17:53
Idk but I likely +cENTRYZ
2014-05-15 21:26
nope
2014-05-16 03:20
mantis is good option :)
2014-05-15 15:37
#57
2014-05-15 19:11
yea, i was thinkin the same later :P true :)
2014-05-15 19:36
#19
cyx | 
Russia Juse 
RAK, lmao
2014-05-15 15:43
hf finn :))
2014-05-15 15:45
#21
lamp | 
Russia lamp` 
:( gl rak!
2014-05-15 15:52
gg rak
2014-05-15 15:53
going to play solo mid in dota
2014-05-15 15:53
lol he plays DOTA2 ?
2014-05-15 16:47
leleleel +1
2014-05-17 11:42
Finn er fin <3
2014-05-15 15:56
:(
2014-05-15 15:56
RAK
2014-05-15 16:00
#28
k0nfig | 
Netherlands miles- 
Kirby
2014-05-15 16:08
#29
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Germany 'ezpz 
That's sad i really like him as player and co mod in german streams. One of the less teams in germany which arent change theire lineup every month. Like this team since my early source times and hope they get a good replacement.
2014-05-15 16:17
RAk lol :D
2014-05-15 16:16
+ kev1n
2014-05-15 16:16
#32
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Europe midi 
Why would a man nickname himself as "cancer", lol.
2014-05-15 16:17
german cs teams...
2014-05-15 16:24
Time for me to make my comeback
2014-05-15 16:24
a player with a damn high sense :D but gl hf
2014-05-15 16:31
Expected but not a bad choice, even if there csgo trophey cabinet is pretty much empty it's quite the achievment that the teams core has stuck around in the same org for such a long time :D hope they for a worthy successor for rak
2014-05-15 16:32
BlackG7 to come back pls
2014-05-15 16:35
mEiJin :P
2014-05-15 16:44
inb4 attax | roman
2014-05-15 16:52
its not going to be all that fun to watch sl4m commentating alternate games anymore:\
2014-05-15 16:54
#45
mason | 
World PRQN 
+nooky
2014-05-15 17:01
bring back MnL
2014-05-15 17:09
#48
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Finland kimi__ 
-Christian +Christian
2014-05-15 17:16
#50
arch | 
Ukraine arch 
rak n roll
2014-05-15 17:48
#51
Sweden binz 
+nooky
2014-05-15 17:50
good player
2014-05-15 18:30
Makes me kinda sad. He was imo one of the best german players. You can always make fun with him, so he's a really nice person, too! I wish him good luck at his further career.
2014-05-15 19:01
#59
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Germany lpSykl 
2014-05-15 19:30
gl man (
2014-05-15 20:05
damn sad to see the man step down
2014-05-15 20:09
#64
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Malta WATSKy 
sad, he was a good player
2014-05-15 20:57
Rak rak city bitch.
2014-05-16 16:37
+1
2014-05-16 19:18
+zonixx
2014-05-16 17:15
Too bad, always been a top quality dude. All the best in the future!
2014-05-16 23:55
You doing a comeback would be a fair trade :))
2014-05-17 10:50
Sadly don't have time to play enough to be any good, and being mediocre sucks =)
2014-05-23 12:33
#79
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United States Bibby 
+bibby
2014-05-17 14:47
hopefully solek steps down now especially after being boosted in matchmaking the other day by a cheater :3
2014-05-17 16:15
Lol
2014-05-17 16:47
Gl dude =)
2014-05-18 10:48
#84
Europe dkas 
karrigan 4sure
2014-05-18 10:57
karrigan trying his luck once again with a German squad
2014-05-23 12:35
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