SteelSeries send Hawks to DreamHack
Only a day after WinFakt closed its doors and left Hawks without a sponsor for DreamHack, SteelSeries has decided to step in and sponsor the Finnish team's trip.
WinFakt abruptly shut down without letting the CS:GO know in advance, after various explanations as to why their trip to Jönköping had not been booked yet.
The squad's captain Joona "natu" Leppänen announced it yesterday via Twitter, while also starting his search for other means of sponsorship in order to attend the event next weekend.
allu's CS:GO debut will take place at DreamHack Winter afterall
The search has now come to an end, as gaming peripherals manufacturer SteelSeries has decided to step in to fund the team's travel and accommodation at DreamHack Winter 2012.
"I'm happy to announce that we have been able to secure financial support to attend DreamHack Winter 2012. Our great friends at the best gaming peripherals company out there – SteelSeries – has agreed on helping The Hawks to Jönköping. I'm greatful to have friends like these guys and I would like to give special thanks to Henning from SteelSeries for pulling through", Leppänen told HLTV.org.
"Also I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me out on Twitter retweeting my posts and giving me ideas on Skype. All of it has been really helpful!
THE HAWKS <3 STEELSERIES"
Aleksi "allu" Jalli
Niko "naSu" Kovanen
Joona "natu" Leppänen
Timo "reflex" Rintala
Jonas "ScurK" Finnilä
HLTV.org will be on-site in Jönköping covering Hawks' journey in the $45,000 CS:GO tournament taking place on November 22-24 at DreamHack Winter 2012.