Millenium have announced their return to CS:GO team ownership with a new squad featuring two French veterans.
Shortly after, Millenium ventured into the female scene and acquired a French team who would go on to finish in second place at Copenhagen Games 2013.
After over two years in which they prioritised other games, Millenium have found their way back to Counter-Strike with a team built around Christophe "SIXER" Xia and Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli, two of the most successful French players during the final years of Counter-Strike 1.6. For the duo, this could finally be their chance to prove themselves in CS:GO following some unsuccessful spells with teams like Imaginary Gaming and Epsilon.
SIXER rejoins Millenium together with MAJ3R
Joining them is another familiar face in the French scene, Joey "fxy0" Schlosser, who returned to action in July following the match-fixing scandal involving his Epsilon team. The 22-year-old is currently suspended from all Valve-sponsored events, but the ban could be reviewed in 2016.
Rounding out the roster are two former CS:Source players who had a brief spell with Imaginary Gaming last year: Arnaud "haqx" Luttringer, who played alongSide Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer in redLine, and Robin "fisheR" Kalck, formerly of 3DMAX.
"I am pleased to announce that, today, a new history begins in CS:GO," Christophe "Sixer" Xia told Millenium's website. "With my friend and longtime teammate MAJ3R, with fxy0, fisher and haqx we form the new team of Millenium, who are a very important organisation for me as I played for them for a few years in 1.6.
"I always regret not having won any international tournament, and I think I will accomplish this dream with this line-up.
"Motivation, communication and constant practice will be the key ingredients to be successful. But let's be realistic: we are far behind other teams and it will be hard to prove that we are among the best.
"I am very excited to play again on a team and to compete again. I will do everything I can to put my skills to use and to show you my potential."
Millenium's new roster consists of: