EZSkins unveil new team
EZSkins.com has announced that it has completed the signing of a CS:GO team based in the UK.
EZSkins made its first foray into competitive Counter-Strike back in May, when it secured the services of the team known as exceL just in time for the ESL UK Premiership Spring finals, in London.
The team ended up finishing 3rd-4th at the event, but the results did not deter EZSkins from venturing again into the competitive scene. This time around, however, the newly-created skin website is making a splash by tying a team down to professional contracts.
RattlesnK will captain UK's new top team
Joe "JT" Talbot and Jonathan "Sheekey" Sheekey have both been left out of the new roster to make way for Brandon "weber" Weber and Luke "fearLess" Morris, two players RattlesnK knows to a great extent from previous teams.
"Despite our recent triumph with XENEX at the ESL UK Premiership we decided that in order to reach our full potential we would need to make changes to our personnel and organisation," Gawn said in a statement.
"With Luke and Brandon we acquired two of the best UK players who have shown their quality and will undoubtedly make us stronger in the future.
"The balance to the squad is far superior than with previous UK teams and I feel this will help us develop a solid team that is capable of playing as I always envisaged.
"It’s honestly been extremely difficult over the last two years to find five UK players with the dedication and ability to play the game as I’ve wanted. With this line-up I feel we will at least stand a fighting chance of showing that a UK team can deliver and provide exciting and fluid CS.
"Under the EZskins backing we will be fully supported by guys we consider friends and therefore in time I am confident we will bring them the results they deserve.
"I know many people seem to think UK players are lazy or don’t deserve anything but we all feel privileged to have this opportunity in a game we have a genuine passion for. We all play because we want to be successful and prove that the UK scene can and will prove the countless doubters and haters wrong."
"It brings me immense pleasure to announce the EZskins.com CS:GO team," Greer said. "It's a project we've been working on for the last 3 months and starting our own eSports organisation has always been one of the main targets to work hand-in-hand with the item raffle website.
"I appreciate that the state of CS:GO within the 'UK Scene' has become somewhat of a meme on certain parts on the internet but that's exactly why I wanted to assemble the best possible British line-up to challenge Europe and reclaim the success we had in the CS:S era.
"I am confident Rattlesnk is the right man to achieve this goal and he has my full backing to lead this team in the direction he sees suitable. We'll be playing online as much as physically (and virtually) possible and be looking to compete at international events before the year is out.
"Thanks to our current sponsors: Vulcun.com and GreenManGaming.com and of course, you can find our more information about the team at www.EZskins.com
"If you would like to hear more information about the team then you can contact me here: Henry@EZskins.com."
EZSkins' team consist of: