KaBuM merge with ProGaming.TD
KaBuM veteran Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo has announced that his team have merged with ProGaming.TD.
The Brazilian team were last weekend in action at the ESWC Finals, in Paris, where they finished fifth of their group with four defeats and a solitary victory against Platinium-Servers.
Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo took to Facebook to reveal that, upon returning home, the team received an offer to merge the financial resources of both KaBuM and TeamTD, which would allow them to attend one international event every three months.
Three roster changes for KaBuM
After careful consideration, FalleN came to the conclusion that the offer was too good to pass up and recruited three players from ProGaming.TD, Lucas "steel" Lopes, Caio "zqkS" Fonseca and Ricardo "Boltz" Prass.
"This ESWC showed that we still lack a lot of organisation, commitment and experience at international events for us to be champions abroad," Toledo wrote on Facebook.
"It showed me that even though you give the team everything that is in your power, that may not be enough to have full commitment from your team-mates.
"I am saying this because our practices could have been better. It is true that practicing in Brazil is not as good as practicing abroad, but if that is not possible then you have to do the best with what you have.
"I have said many times that fnx is one of the best players I have seen, but despite the fact that he is so good when committed, it is hard to motivate him. So we decided not to play with him for the next competitions.
"It seemed easy, picking up a player to replace fnx and pick up where we left off, but an opportunity arose. This is one of the toughest decisions one can make when you are playing alongside people you really care about.
"But this is our job, and somtimes we have to let people we care about go to move on. I work every day with the dream of putting our country at the top of eSports, and that is what motivates me and gives me the safety to make hard decisions like this one."
From now on, the team will be called KaBuM.TD, with their lineup now looking as follows: