ATK add Cyrix, bLazE steps down

Another American will join up with the South Africa-majority lineup.

Following McKinley "⁠Cyrix⁠" Hollison's announcement of joining ATK, the South African side has announced that Josh "⁠bLazE⁠" Saunders is stepping down from the lineup and that the young American will join the active lineup.

Cyrix most recently played with ONET4P, who made the playoffs of ESEA Premier in their first season and also beat Triumph in the recent SteelSeries Prime Cup. At the end of the ESEA season both Cyrix and Sean "⁠Subarashii⁠" Tuttle decided to step down from the lineup.

ATK are next set to play in Premier Season 39 without bLazE

The change for ATK comes after quite a successful ESEA Advanced season, which saw them earn a promotion to the Premier division due to GODSENT pulling out of the tournament. They also qualified for IEM Fall North America after a three-map victory over RBG, in the end placing last at the main event following a 0-5 record in the group stage.

ATK's lineup going into the next ESEA season looks as follows:

South Africa Gareth "⁠MisteM⁠" Ries
South Africa Rhys "⁠Fadey⁠" Armstrong
South Africa Wiljahne "⁠mango⁠" Smith
United States Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy
United States McKinley "⁠Cyrix⁠" Hollison

Israel Daniel "⁠sprayxd⁠" Kogan (coach)

South Africa Wiljahne 'mango' Smith
Wiljahne 'mango' Smith
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
78
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
South Africa Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
533
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.73
United States McKinley 'Cyrix' Hollison
McKinley 'Cyrix' Hollison
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
49
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
United States Sean 'Subarashii' Tuttle
Sean 'Subarashii' Tuttle
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
49
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
South Africa Josh 'bLazE' Saunders
Josh 'bLazE' Saunders
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
144
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
South Africa Gareth 'MisteM' Ries
Gareth 'MisteM' Ries
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Finland iBait
Blaze it
2021-10-23 17:45
1 reply
#12
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Norway CRINGEMAN
Africa gogo
2021-10-23 17:56
#2
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Sweden MasturB
That's a shame
2021-10-23 17:45
What a shame
2021-10-23 17:45
sub par player for a sub par team...
2021-10-23 17:49
8 replies
Not sure which is worse you calling him subpar or watching enough of him to know he is subpar.
2021-10-23 22:15
7 replies
i mean they won like 18 rounds total in the IEM Fall NA RMR, going out dead last with an 0-5 record
2021-10-23 23:35
6 replies
I am talking about the player not the team.
2021-10-24 00:01
5 replies
oh mb I think Blaze was one of their better players tbh
2021-10-24 00:02
4 replies
yea he was up there for sure. Unless Cyrix steps it up another notch I am not saying he will be some sort of fix but to call an 18 year old Premier player subpar is ridiculous.
2021-10-24 00:04
3 replies
should i call him something that he isnt??? he only had 7 kills going into the last few official rounds before OT...lowest in the server...lol...subpar....hltv.org/matches/2352577/atk-vs-chocoche..
2021-10-24 01:15
2 replies
Since you posted ONE match I shall post ONE match. hltv.org/stats/matches/mapstatsid/128707.. Hope you don't think I am arguing he is some sort of bonified game changer. This is easily the best team he has ever been on though so I will hold my opinion until we get to see what he can do.
2021-10-24 01:21
1 reply
like i said...subpar player...subpar team...
2021-10-24 01:25
#9
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Europe Kephea
interesting to see that flag
2021-10-23 17:51
Gl
2021-10-23 17:55
Nice
2021-10-23 18:04
#16
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Russia b4dn1
expected
2021-10-23 18:09
whos awping now?
2021-10-23 18:23
4 replies
#24
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United States Rayduh
motm is awping
2021-10-23 18:26
2 replies
Just was on motms stream and he said the cyrix would awp
2021-10-23 20:03
1 reply
Cyrix is a very good awper, played a scrim against him and he was nutty af
2021-10-24 14:50
Cyrix
2021-10-23 18:47
#29
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France cedd
idk if good pickup but gl to the SA boys
2021-10-23 18:38
LUL
2021-10-23 18:40
One of their better players
2021-10-23 19:01
#40
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United States gweees
They should pick up Sonic again as he's off ES
2021-10-23 19:11
1 reply
He's taking a break from competitive CSGO altogether... not just ES
2021-10-23 23:35
Who add who and who steps down?
2021-10-23 20:01
5 replies
+1
2021-10-23 20:05
a better player than you stepped down and a better player than you joined the team
2021-10-23 21:04
3 replies
1v1?
2021-10-23 21:07
2 replies
#55
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
1v1 cyrix or blaze not this guy
2021-10-23 22:07
1 reply
+1
2021-10-24 01:27
Cyrix def got a whole lotta potential
2021-10-23 20:06
#51
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Finland AliSabid
Nice
2021-10-23 20:49
they should just start over with a new team there is really no future here
2021-10-23 21:59
literally who actually cares lol
2021-10-23 22:18
3 replies
Good that smaller scene also gets some attention
2021-10-23 22:36
2 replies
wasted news spot
2021-10-23 22:39
1 reply
There are not spots I assume
2021-10-23 22:40
can they win more than 17 rounds in an event with 5 matches now???
2021-10-24 00:06
who cars,
2021-10-24 00:42
#72
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Germany Teztyment
Lets go Cyrix! Dude is nuTTy and not a recyled washed up scrub who is a big name who joins teams based on politics and favoritism. This guy is gonna turn heads
2021-10-24 03:29
1 reply
who
2021-10-24 05:58
expected
2021-10-24 06:39
Who adds who, who steps down?
2021-10-24 13:10
rip africa cs
2021-10-24 22:47
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