ATK welcome back Sonic

ATK have announced that Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek has returned to the organization.

The move confirms reports from earlier this month of ATK's plans to reacquire the South African player as part of a major overhaul of the squad, which also included the addition of Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery and Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm from Singularity.

Sonic had previously been playing for Envy for three months, during which the North American side qualified for IEM Chicago and retained their spot in ESL Pro League, but otherwise lacked good results, failing to make it deep in qualifiers for the Americas Minor, ESL One New York, and MSI Gaming Arena.

Sonic's stint with Envy has officially ended after three months

ATK made the announcement ahead of their Thursday's matches against Swole Patrol in the DreamHack Masters Malmö NA closed qualifier lower bracket round two and TeamOne in ECS Season 8 North America Pinnacle Cup. Otherwise, the team is also participating in ESEA MDL Season 32.

The South African organization's overhauled lineup looks as follows:

South Africa Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou
United States Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy
United States Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery
United States Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm
South Africa Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek

South Africa Tiaan "⁠T.c⁠" Coertzen (coach)

United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
721
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
704
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
627
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
686
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
South Africa Tiaan 'T.c' Coertzen
Tiaan 'T.c' Coertzen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
52
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
ok good luck south african wtf?
2019-09-12 18:58
21 replies
#4
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Canada thelegend27
sonic’s my name, speed’s my game!
2019-09-12 18:58
13 replies
#9
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Austria shaak!
expected
2019-09-12 18:59
3 replies
SA CS LUL
2019-09-12 19:07
2 replies
#52
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
Nice
2019-09-12 19:32
1 reply
Unexpected
2019-09-12 19:42
#20
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Malaysia Suno[t]
I AM SPEED owait
2019-09-12 19:01
4 replies
the flesh (light)
2019-09-12 19:01
3 replies
#22
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Malaysia Suno[t]
it's a cars refernce but ok xd
2019-09-12 19:02
2 replies
ka chow
2019-09-12 19:03
1 reply
#25
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Malaysia Suno[t]
that's more I like it xD
2019-09-12 19:03
tOxIcItY DoEsN't LoSe GaMeS bAd PlAyErS dO
2019-09-12 19:15
2 replies
-Ladislav ‘Cyka’ Kovaçs
2019-09-12 19:19
#60
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
-Nikola “Slobodan Milošević” Kovač
2019-09-12 19:45
#37
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Myanmar xdcc
gotta go fast from one team to another
2019-09-12 19:18
waka waka cs lul
2019-09-12 18:58
better than any German team
2019-09-12 19:00
4 replies
Should that be an offensive? German Pro Scene is a yoke
2019-09-12 19:06
2 replies
#40
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Austria ElGerda
Better a joke scene than no scene :( Also Tabsen is god.
2019-09-12 19:20
#74
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Italy Ros1kk
Germany has many good teams tho.... Sprout are fucking sick I love them! Keep up bros
2019-09-13 05:30
#73
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
Haha Germany still has a better scene than NA
2019-09-13 05:21
-osee +fadey Or +blackpoison
2019-09-12 19:20
#2
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Canada thelegend27
koeksister tastic!
2019-09-12 18:58
3 replies
Dead scene
2019-09-12 19:00
2 replies
sad.
2019-09-12 19:03
It was never alive
2019-09-17 03:16
kewl
2019-09-12 18:58
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Kazakhstan JPDragao
f5
2019-09-12 18:58
Where do random thoughts come from? The body may perhaps compensates for the loss of a true metaphysics.
2019-09-12 18:58
2 replies
nt Sigmund Freud
2019-09-12 19:23
1 reply
lol
2019-09-12 20:13
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North America keishariley
late post cuz nobody cares about tier 99 cs
2019-09-12 18:59
#10
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Czech Republic Puget1
rip zonic
2019-09-12 19:00
rip Faze. Sonic
2019-09-12 19:00
lol ATK its kinda a bank or something?
2019-09-12 19:02
555
2019-09-12 19:00
#14
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Czech Republic Noxar
Lmao nice clown fiesta
2019-09-12 19:00
AZK: must be s1mple right?
2019-09-12 19:00
he looks so happy
2019-09-12 19:00
#19
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Malaysia Suno[t]
nice
2019-09-12 19:01
He’s trash
2019-09-12 19:04
Nice
2019-09-12 19:05
nais envy has a slot for jdm again LUL
2019-09-12 19:11
How come there'a any pro player from south africa? They don't even have any food, how can they afford a gaming pc?
2019-09-12 19:13
20 replies
Indonesia talking,the only game u can start with your crappy pc is 8 ball pool
2019-09-12 19:14
1 reply
#51
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Europe Holiwis
I laughed so hard at this lmao
2019-09-12 19:32
south africa is actually a good country
2019-09-12 19:14
16 replies
+1 we ride our lions to work
2019-09-12 19:17
8 replies
ur actually from there?, how is it
2019-09-12 19:20
6 replies
nice bro, good weather. come visit cape town one day. good food
2019-09-12 19:29
5 replies
How are the beaches? I'd love to visit someday Is it safe for (white) tourists? sry to ask this
2019-09-12 19:32
4 replies
beaches are nice, some good surf beaches here in cape town. its safe as long as you are in crowded areas or in daylight. at night its a b rush on mirage
2019-09-12 19:43
2 replies
+1
2019-09-13 12:59
1 reply
#78
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South Africa C_9_4_LYF
+1
2019-09-13 17:14
#59
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Netherlands BigMarvin
Better in Zeeland
2019-09-12 19:43
#45
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Argentina fxzo
Lmao
2019-09-12 19:27
it REALLY depends on your financial status... theres a reason why every house in south africa is outfitted with security gates and electric fences
2019-09-12 19:24
3 replies
yup, shocked the shit out of me once. crime is an issue here. have to keep my AWP next to my bed
2019-09-12 19:34
2 replies
daily koeksister for good luck
2019-09-12 19:35
1 reply
yea koeksisters for life
2019-09-12 19:57
Well I wouldn't go that far, but it's better than 95% of the other African countries.
2019-09-12 19:30
1 reply
ye
2019-09-12 19:38
#66
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Singapore Asturobot
he thinks south africa is like its neighbours
2019-09-12 20:17
nt Indonesia
2019-09-13 11:35
#35
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Switzerland x676
luuuuuuul
2019-09-12 19:15
#39
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Kazakhstan Olegorex
Wow, he is look like Dude from Postal 2
2019-09-12 19:19
Good luck VeryAfricanGuy
2019-09-12 19:31
#49
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Europe Holiwis
really young roster, potential
2019-09-12 19:31
Motm you sexy beast .
2019-09-12 19:38
Does he speak english?
2019-09-12 19:51
1 reply
English is official language there
2019-09-12 20:44
Gotta go fast
2019-09-12 20:00
5 SA to 2 SA 😬
2019-09-12 20:15
#67
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United States Rakitic
The post major shuffle
2019-09-12 20:27
1 reply
on pro scene
2019-09-12 20:43
the entire team looks like they are all 40 years old vigrins :\
2019-09-12 20:42
I didn't know Prince Harry was into CS:GO. Nice pick up ATK.
2019-09-12 20:55
They tried so hard to get that south african team going, but once they got the money the org didn't even try to keep that dream alive.
2019-09-12 22:01
#79
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South Africa C_9_4_LYF
Judging from these comments people REALLY dont know what our country is about. But we do ride lions to work.
2019-09-13 17:16
1 reply
#80
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South Africa C_9_4_LYF
If you want to see the reality look for some soccer world cup 2010 footage. Should show you the good bits
2019-09-13 17:17
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