k1ck presents CS:GO lineup
Portuguese organization k1ck today presented its plans to switch from CS 1.6 to CS:GO. Only two players remain from the previous lineup, the country's star player Ricardo "fox" Pacheco and Christopher "mUttt" Fernandes, while two of the three new faces come from a CS:Source background.
Following the announcement by DreamHack Valencia organizers that their 5,000€ tournament would switch from CS 1.6 to CS:GO, Portuguese organization k1ck revealed today that they decided to do the same with their team.
k1ck were previously registered for DH Valencia's CS 1.6 tournament, but they remained on the list after the main title changed, which hinted that they will be another in the long line of organizations making the switch lately.
As they make the switch, they also part ways with three players. Longtime captain and in-game leader Hélder "coachi" Sancho will no longer be in the team, as well as Joaquim "axoN" Pinto and the most recent addition Ricardo "rmn" Oliveira.
On the bright side, k1ck held onto the country's star player Ricardo "fox" Pacheco and Christopher "mUttt" Fernandes. As many others that made the switch, they looked towards the CS:Source scene and brought in two players from Fragmasters Sapphire, Fábio "n3w" Teixeira and Mário "Fyx" Rodrigues. Completing the team is Frederico "iNsideR" Costa, who played CS 1.6 in madjick during recent times.
mUttt and fox stay in k1ck for CS:GO
Pacheco gave the following statement to the team's website regarding the switch:
"Today we have officially announced the change into CS:GO. As a part of this organization, I am grateful for the commitment and effort that the former players had towards the team, namely coachi, axon and rmn, but we think that this CS / CSS mix is the best solution. Thank you all for supporting us for so long and I hope that you will keep rooting for the team."
k1ck's CS:GO lineup:
Ricardo "fox" Pacheco
Christopher "mUttt" Fernandes
Fábio "n3w" Teixeira
Mário "Fyx" Rodrigues
Frederico "iNsideR" Costa
These five players have already started playing together a few weeks ago, when they created a CS:GO mix named hAhA on ESL, but they didn't make it further than the 1/8 finals in the two Go4CS:GO cups they took part in since then.
Now with their full focus on the new game and DreamHack Valencia in sight, they will only have a few days to prepare, as the Spanish tournament will take place from September 21-23.