Norwegian-based Lions have proclaimed the former H2k Gaming team as their new Counter-Strike addition
Lions had lost their Norwegian earlier this month after it was known that there had been several disagreements between the members and organization over a longer period of time.
After their release, HLTV.org published a report saying that the Norwegian organization would sign H2k Gaming's Counter-Strike squad, but it was later denied by H2k officials.
It was later known that the H2k organization and its members were going through rough weather, and rumors were flying around on several e-sport websites. H2k ultimately told HLTV.org that they would release all eight players following that the contracts were fulfilled.
Lions eSports Klubb have now announced that they have enrolled the former H2k division as their newest team.
"We're glad to be able to get back into Counter Strike 1.6 this soon after we've parted ways with our Norwegian lineup some weeks ago. Having Counter Strike the past 11 months has been a great lift for Lions, and we were not ready to let that effort go to waste so soon. It will be very interesting to see what we can evolve to in tight cooperation with our new Swedish bred Lions", Christophe "Monk" Roblin said.
Lions now have:
Richard "Xizt" Landström
Niklas "niko" Johansson
Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström
Emil "FYRR73" Karlsson
Björn "threat" Pers
The team will have its first debut under the new colors at the ASUS Summer 2010 tournament, followed by the MSI BEAT IT finals in Beijing, China, 4-6 September.