NextGaming have become the latest organisation to venture into CS:GO by picking up the team known as I Pensionati.
The Italian team boast four players who made their mark in the CS:Source scene at an international level with OX ENERMAX, including Guglielmo "GUGLi" Carraro, who played for Dignitas while studying in London.
Following the release of CS:GO, I Pensionati decided to try their luck in the new game, and the move immediately paid off, as the team won the Italian EMS qualifier.
In addition to the four ex-CS:Source players, NextGaming also contain former redByte duo Matteo "trig" Zamperetti and Federico "uNd" Malizia, two well-known players in the 1.6 scene.
With the victory in the Italian EMS qualifier, NextGaming have booked a spot in the European Qualifying Round 1, but the team are also hopeful that they will be handed a wildcard into the ESWC.
NextGaming are represented by:
Guglielmo "GUGLi" Carraro
Christian "Stylahhhhh" Forte
Riccardo "kIMERA" D'urso
Tommaso "Overfly" Tschuor
Matteo "trig" Zamperetti
Federico "uNd" Malizia (backup)