Uzzziii and B1GGY in new Syndicate lineup *
Three of the French players banned by Valve for match fixing have created a team seeing as ESL and ESEA decided to not follow suit with Valve's ban policy earlier this year.
Joining ex-Epsilon players Morgan "B1GGY" Madour, and Kevin "Uzzziii" Vernel, will be Stéphane "HysokA" Salvadori and Thibaut "Kensia" Pedergnana, the former an old teammate of Richard "shox" Papillon and Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux with LDLC in the CS:S days, and the latter a new name hailing from the French "subtop", as well as ex-Platinium player Robin "RobiNasTy" Perret.
The team, which will still be banned from the Major circuit, will be playing its first event on September 30 in Valenciennes, at GAME ARENA.
"After these long awaited news (or not :p) about us being unbanned by ESEA/ESL, it is with pleasure that I announce the return of the trio fxy0, B1GGY, and myself. We will be accompanied by HysokA and Kensia in this new adventure. Despite the fact that we're still banned from the Majors/Minors, we will try to participate in everything we can, online or offline, with the support of our new family, Syndicate! You will already be able to find us at our offline debut, which will be GAME ARENA in Valenciennes, on September 30! We´re ready to regain these feelings that we´ve missed so much! Thank you Syndicate, Mika, Romain, and FoxINK for your trust!
"I wanted to also thank all of those that have supported us to finally get our ban "lifted"! This is already a great start and believe me, it helps a lot. Restarting from scratch or not, to tell ourselves this "dream" is still possible, is a huge joy.
"See you soon!"
Syndicate's lineup is composed of:
*UPDATE*: In a statement to Flickshot.fr, B1GGY revealed that, while Joey "fxy0" Schlosser was trialed, the team ended up picking RobiNasTy instead. The original announcement was a mistake on Syndicate's part.