Excello pick up astralis
Team Excello have announced their new Counter-Strike squad in the shape of astralis.
The Finnish team had been looking for an organisation to represent since parting company with Hardwire less than 48 hours after joining them.
astralis, who are currently competing in the Finnish qualifier for the World Cyber Games, have now confirmed they have opted to link-up with Portuguese-based organisation Excello.
"We are thrilled to be a part of Excello. Today marks the day of us getting better support which will help us improve our playing level in many ways. Hopefully we'll be able to help expand the Excello name in the seasons to come," Jirga "jiGetus" Ryhti told the team's website.
This is the second time in Excello's history that they choose to support a Finnish Counter-Strike team. The previous line-up, which featured the likes of Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen and Joona "natu" Leppanen, was released in July 2008 following a series of mixed results.
Excello have now:
Juuso "contE" Sajakoski
Samu "plastE" Aalto
Max "ruuit" Aspe
Atte "Vidi" Hyväkkä
Jirka "jiGetus" Ryhti