LeiSuRe announce new team
LeiSuRe have announced their new lineup following the loss of their old team to Lioncast.
German team LeiSuRe, who made waves in their national scene by winning the ESL Meisterschaft Spring finals over ALTERNATE aTTaX, were recently in the news as they parted with Austrian player Vladimir "vLad1r0x" Garbeshkov and brought in Thilo "syken" Phan.
The potential of that team was too good to pass up for some and Lioncast, a German hardware manufacturer who had experienced a previously ill-fated venture into CS:GO, picked up Manuel "mnL" Oberlein and his teammates four days ago.
stfN is part of the new LeiSuRe lineup
LeiSuRe have now announced a new lineup that they will sponsor to fill the void of their previous team and it includes the likes of Antonin "TONI" Bernhardt, who was part of the previous Lioncast venture, and Stefan "stfN" Seier, who plied his trade for ALTERNATE aTTaX in the past.
Joining them will be two players who were part of the PENTA lineup that made the quarter-finals of DreamHack Winter 2014, Felix "fel1x" Zech and Robin "r0bs3n" Stephan. And rounding out the lineup is vLad1r0x curiously, a player who was kicked from the previous LeiSuRe squad only to find his way back where he started.
In a statement, team captain TONI spoke of his new team:
"Hello guys, finally I'm happy to announce our new lineup of good friends and former teammates that has got together. All of us get along with each other really well and I believe we have found a very good mix in terms of individual skill and player roles.
"Our praccs [practices] are already running for some time now and the results are great. We are looking forward to compete with our new team on an international basis and are excited to play official matches and events in the near future to represent the German flag in eSports, the sport all of us in the team love and are very dedicated to.
"To conclude the guys and myself want to give a shoutout to LeiSuRe eSports for providing us with great support. We appreciate the partnership and are looking forward to a good future. Best regards and have a good time all."
Aside from their desire to participate in international tournaments, LeiSuRe will also be expected to take part in the German ESL Meisterschaft cups, the summer season of which is expected to start shortly.
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