MYM sign Begrip & zet
Meet Your Makers have officially confirmed their return to Counter-Strike business with the acquisition of Begrip Gaming's squad.
Meet Your Makers had been on the lookout for a new Counter-Strike division since they announced in mid-August their return under a new management, now based in Germany.
It had been suggested that MYM were keen on a reunion with the ex-WICKED team, who achieved, among others, a first-place finish at ESWC 2008 in San Jose.
However, MYM have now confirmed they have landed every player from Begrip Gaming except Fredrik "hibb" Isacsson, who does not have enough time for Counter-Strike affairs due to his part-time job in Finland.
"They [MYM] approached us after our perfomances at the Swedish WCG qualifier," Faruk "pita" Pita told HLTV.org "We were kind of interested but it was after the IOL Finals that we really decided that we wanted to join up with the new MYM.
"The difference in support is that we can and will attend every event in the world, with Begrip it was a little bit more difficult."
To fill Isacsson's shoes, MYM have brought in Marcus "zet" Sundström, a free agent after being released from SK Gaming on Tuesday due what the Swedish giants described as lack of dedication to the team and the game.
Despite having played for mTw this weekend at Komplett Gamer Challenge, Sundström has now commited himself to the new MYM team, who will compete in the Extreme Masters European Championship.
Quizzed on the motive behind Sundström's arrival, Pita said: "Our choice of taking zet instead of hibb was not because we had some problems with hibb, it was because hibb could not play as often as we wanted to. zet is a really good player, and we hope that he will get back to the same level he had in 2006. I also wanted to thank our sponsor Puma."
Meet Your Makers have now the following line-up:
Faruk "pita" Pita
Andreas "moddiii" Fridh
Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson
Marcus "Delpan" Larsson
Marcus "zet" Sundström