Winterfox reveal new roster

Winterfox has officially announced their new roster via Facebook, featuring a line-up from the Oceania region with the majority being Australian and the rest occupied by New Zealanders.

Earlier in the week, ESL updated its fantasy game before the Pro League matches began. They accidentally leaked some changes, which had not been revealed by the organisations involved, including the additions made by CLG.

To no one’s surprise, the new Winterfox squad will consist of former members from Immunity, Legacy and Chiefs. Following in the footsteps of their Australian brothers at Renegades, Ryan "zewsy" Palmer and company will move over to the USA to compete. Alexander "LeX" Deily and Warren "hades" Rettich of the former roster, will be standing alongside these players.


zewsy to play for Winterfox's new team

In the announcement, here is what Chris "emagine" Rowlands said on their pick up:

“We're excited and grateful for this opportunity, to those that have supported us we appreciate it. We look to expand Australia's reach on the world stage and further represent our nation to the best of our ability.”

Despite losing their trio of David "Xp3" Garrido, Todd "anger" Williams, and Kyle "flowsicK" Mendez, who departed to form a new team with two Swedish players, it has been revealed by ESL that the NA Pro League spot will stay with the Winterfox organisation. Therefore, the Australian-New Zealand mixture are set to play in the Pro League instead of the former line-up who are currently searching for a new home. 

Ulrich Schulze, ESL's Vice President of Gaming, stated on Tuesday that a league spot belongs to an organisation and not to a team. Regardless of ESL reviewing this case, not everyone is happy with the decision made. This is due to different results for other teams and organisations in a similar situation, such as Luminosity and SK Gaming.

Winterfox now have the following roster:

New Zealand Ryan "zewsy" Palmer
New Zealand Chris "ofnu" Hanley
Australia Chris "emagine" Rowlands
Australia Christopher "dexter" Nong
Australia Mike "ap0c" Aliferis

United States Alexander "LeX" Deily
United States Warren "hades" Rettich 

United States Kyle 'flowsicK' Mendez
Kyle 'flowsicK' Mendez
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
395
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
France David 'Xp3' Garrido
David 'Xp3' Garrido
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Canada Warren 'hades' Rettich
Warren 'hades' Rettich
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
269
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Australia Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
428
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlands
Chris 'emagine' Rowlands
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
554
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Alexander 'LeX' Deily
Alexander 'LeX' Deily
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
362
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
467
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
New Zealand Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
465
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
United States Todd 'anger' Williams
Todd 'anger' Williams
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
630
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
New Zealand Chris 'ofnu' Hanley
Chris 'ofnu' Hanley
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
507
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
what a lineup
2016-08-20 11:55
who
2016-08-20 11:57
EleGiggle AU CS EleGiggle
2016-08-20 11:56
TSM might disagree.
2016-08-20 13:21
if beating TSM is an accomplishment... THEN U MUST BE EleGiggle AU CS EleGiggle
2016-08-20 13:22
TSM is top 3 NA team dude, also NA CS isn't looking too hot either
2016-08-20 14:32
was a good na team** we will see how au cs plays this season tho
2016-08-20 14:33
Hopeully they do well but only time will tell
2016-08-20 15:11
without Autimatic ? I aren't think that.
2016-08-20 17:43
#116
lew | 
Australia Smrfy 
He wasn't even their second best player lmao
2016-08-21 01:17
Such knowledge... Good luck to TSM on finding someone who plays a similar role than Auti. =)
2016-08-21 01:23
he wasnt the best but he was like the NA krimz no joke. he was consistent for them and got 1-2 frags when they needed it or in situations he was in an advantage would normally come thru never really got caught out being a scrub that much. big shoes to fill for them even if he was their 3rd or 4th best player
2016-08-21 21:56
16 - 0, pal.
2016-10-04 06:25
2 month old post. pal
2016-10-04 06:47
i know.
2016-10-04 19:28
make AU cs great again oh nvm
2016-08-20 11:57
Ok we will make NZ cs great for the first time. Definitely, probably not
2016-08-20 12:14
but we believe
2016-08-20 15:43
gg
2016-08-20 11:55
#8
Australia plu0f 
OZZIE
2016-08-20 11:56
n1
2016-08-20 11:55
nice
2016-08-20 11:55
nice
2016-08-20 11:55
n1
2016-08-20 11:55
#16
Finland clu3 
EXPECTED
2016-08-20 11:55
wtf
2016-08-20 11:55
nice
2016-08-20 11:55
#19
 | 
Belarus Sumerechniy 
lul
2016-08-20 11:55
kk
2016-08-20 11:55
#25
trippy | 
Australia zurk^ 
Huge, best of luck guys
2016-08-20 11:56
who ?
2016-08-20 11:56
lol rip WFX org
2016-08-20 11:56
Cant tell if bait but this line up is 10 times better than the na one.
2016-08-20 14:59
What happened to the, "Swedish duo"? Skytten and someone else.
2016-08-20 11:57
Oh, they joined ex-winterfox, okay.
2016-08-20 11:59
Lol wfx still around
2016-08-20 11:57
Do they keep their EPL slot? Would be ridiculous.
2016-08-20 11:57
Despite losing their trio of David "Xp3" Garrido, Todd "anger" Williams, and Kyle "flowsicK" Mendez, who departed to form a new team with two Swedish players, it has been revealed by ESL that the NA Pro League spot will stay with the Winterfox organisation. Therefore, the Australian-New Zealand mixture are set to play in the Pro League instead of the former line-up who are currently searching for a new home. Ulrich Schulze, ESL's Vice President of Gaming, stated on Tuesday that a league spot belongs to an organisation and not to a team. Regardless of ESL reviewing this case, not everyone is happy with the decision made. This is due to different results for other teams and organisations in a similar situation, such as Luminosity and SK Gaming.
2016-08-20 11:59
Oh rip, well especially the second part just confirms that ESL is somewhat retarded.
2016-08-20 12:03
ESL retarded? Nothing new lol
2016-08-20 12:05
Yeah haha, unfortunately it isn't new.
2016-08-20 12:06
can you explain to me why people post questions before reading the full article? i have never understood why someone would do this... would be thankful for any light shed on the matter.
2016-08-20 12:42
I read the official WFX statement and iirc it didn't touch on the EPL spot, I entered this article just to see what their main roster would be like (so I was just scanning the last part) - expecting both of the remaining Americans to be in there - and I didn't expect to read anything else than that. To add, honestly if you can't understand why people ask a question before reading an article or just scanning something it is people being lazy.
2016-08-20 12:52
"will be standing alongside these players." = Will be paid to ride the roster so the Winterfox org won't lose their spot in Premier. Not sure why ESEA allows this when it's blatantly a move to buy a ESEA-P spot for a bunch of random Australians that never earned the spot.
2016-08-20 12:03
These guys are so insanely strong, will be good to see them play in NA
2016-08-20 12:04
#43
 | 
Europe jesh 
i love Aussies so good luck guys
2016-08-20 12:07
#44
 | 
United States sayNt 
rofl what are lex and hades there for
2016-08-20 12:09
#45
 | 
Portugal dracø 
NA CS 4HEAD BR + AUS dominance inc
2016-08-20 12:10
7vs5 and waterfox will still lose
2016-08-20 12:12
chris, chris and christopher
2016-08-20 12:12
expected lulz!
2016-08-20 12:14
3 chris on 1 team = ez for winterfox
2016-08-20 12:18
Pretty sick lineup actually. Really excited to see what Ofnu can do at this level, for a year or so I've been following that guy and thought he was for sure good enough to join the vox/RNG lineup at various points. GL HF WFX
2016-08-20 12:27
Me too fam, they're better than eUnited, Col, and maybe on the same level as CLG, Echo Fox, NRG and Selfless
2016-08-20 12:49
Tbh I'd say to change 2 players for SPUNJ and liazz
2016-08-20 14:17
#117
lew | 
Australia Smrfy 
Spunj was playing on a much better team than this and still wasn't up to par?
2016-08-21 01:19
YESSS!!! CANNOT WAIT! Who is IGL?
2016-08-20 12:39
I would suspect Ofnu because he did that on the ex-legacy squad. But more importantly, who is the awper?
2016-08-20 12:46
Dexter would be, he's been an awper for a while
2016-08-20 12:55
Really? I must not have watched enough Chief's matches then lately.
2016-08-20 12:58
Dexter will awp Ofnu will igl Rest are riflers more than awpers.
2016-08-20 13:15
Is dexter actually good?
2016-08-20 13:11
He's decent, this is his stats page. Read it how you will. I think vs the Asian teams he didn't have the best showing aside from vs Risky. I would advise he's probably the best awper in AU right now that's a reliable choice. hltv.org/?pageid=246&playerid=9115
2016-08-20 13:16
#118
lew | 
Australia Smrfy 
Infrequent?
2016-08-21 01:19
This is fuckery, ESL is such a cunt tbh with their double standard asses. Oo hey guys the spots belongs to the organisation but no sometimes it belongs to the players if we really like em.
2016-08-20 12:44
Renegades vs Winterfox Friday October 14 11AM AUS Time Can't wait
2016-08-20 12:51
Looks like I'm skipping classes
2016-08-20 12:58
It's a good thing the YouTube stream works on my school wifi ;)
2016-08-20 13:11
Good that NZ has a team to support now as well as AU
2016-08-20 13:51
I supported RNG anyways XD
2016-08-20 23:36
Eh we're practically the same with different coloured stars XD
2016-08-21 03:04
#63
 | 
France cedd 
funny that they have to use bot hades and lex for the first 5 matches or so
2016-08-20 12:58
#71
World clry 
How come?
2016-08-20 13:18
#72
 | 
France cedd 
esea rules, same reason luminosity had to use just9n and another guy for most of their season
2016-08-20 13:19
#67
 | 
Singapore Trisha 
Best of luck Winterfox! <3
2016-08-20 13:13
#73
Oceania cwns 
Will be interesting, more excited for splyce tho
2016-08-20 13:19
#76
 | 
Korea GodPutin 
Immunity Are dismantling???
2016-08-20 13:27
NZ cs best CS
2016-08-20 13:29
Can someone explain to me how WFX can afford this shit?
2016-08-20 14:18
#86
 | 
Taiwan SCVready 
GL!!
2016-08-20 14:23
might as well pick up 5 mm players
2016-08-20 14:24
ROFL Winterfox needed an OZ team to become recognized. OZ 2g!
2016-08-20 14:26
good luck!
2016-08-20 14:51
why?
2016-08-20 15:25
Pretty smart by them in terms of recognition, because the Australian cs community wants to back another team competing frequently in NA and also attracts NZ fans. But if they just acquired more NA teams they would have no fan base.
2016-08-21 03:15
right, thanks.
2016-08-21 15:26
Will Lex and Hades play in the beginning or the new 5 man?
2016-08-20 15:45
#99
Nifty | 
Belgium LogDot 
who?
2016-08-20 15:48
#100
 | 
Brazil MommyStealer 
no spunj no win
2016-08-20 15:53
who?
2016-08-20 16:03
#102
 | 
Portugal aSilva 
w8 who ?
2016-08-20 16:05
ez 4 lex
2016-08-20 16:18
MAKE Oceanic CS Great!
2016-08-20 16:18
#105
 | 
Sweden lagcats 
this wont go far
2016-08-20 16:23
wtf
2016-08-20 17:04
#107
 | 
New Zealand tyfnz 
ez for nz
2016-08-20 17:08
So Winterfox is going to be Premiere right? Because that is where they should be.
2016-08-20 19:55
They're going to be a waste of a spot in ESL Pro League most likely. Too bad the ESL Pro League spots belong to organizations instead of 3 majority players who make a new team.
2016-08-20 19:55
#111
 | 
United States STERBENVII 
Woah..
2016-08-20 19:57
Give them till the end the season before they are dropped
2016-08-20 20:44
Pretty retarded that the spot belongs to the org and not the squad
2016-08-20 21:40
#115
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Portugal RushMetra 
expected
2016-08-21 00:26
Hell yeah, thats a pretty good lineup
2016-08-21 02:44
Aussie aussie NZ kiwi bro
2016-08-21 02:52
Its kinda stupid that these guys get in pro league like this, theres much better teams in NA like TSM, Luminosity etc. Wish them the best tho.
2016-08-21 05:18
#125
nukkye | 
United States yvr 
so stupid the org gets the spot i don't wanna see these guys play
2016-08-21 05:23
Well you do have another 5-6 NA teams to watch.
2016-08-22 06:42
what a fucking joke that these guys get a free proleague spot. ESL is trash.
2016-08-21 06:09
zewsy's brother > zewsy
2016-08-21 08:26
no why
2016-08-21 08:35
#131
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Do they will move to NA?
2016-08-22 02:50
yup
2016-08-22 08:49
Winterfox becoming even more of a joke, Keep up the good work!
2016-08-22 06:48
Fucked up decision by ESl, as always.
2016-08-24 01:52
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