n0thing officially replaces PEX in TD
Initial report from yesterday about Philippe-Olivier "PEX" Crépin stepping down in Team Dynamic to make room for Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert have been confirmed.
Team Dynamic were going through a rough patch after roster changes following a loss in the ESWC North American qualifier, didn't push the team to their previous heights, as they failed to impress at ESEA finals and DreamHack Winter.
DreamHack Winter was PEX's last tournament
Crétin was rumoured to be the one making room for the long time Evil Geniuses member Gilbert on the squad, and he has now confirmed it on Team Dynamic's Facebook page:
"The time has come for me to stop playing competitively. CS has been a part of my life for the last 10 years and it is time for me to move on. I want to win and I know I can still be on the top, but I don't want to put in the hours it takes, it isn't worth it right now. I just turned 23 years old and I am more busy than ever with school, work, family, friends, girlfriend and projects. It is time for me to put the talent and dedication that i put in CS into other projects, Crépin told Team Dynamic's Facebook page.
"I will keep my role as the marketing manager for TD, that being said, I will have more time to satisfy our current partners and look for new sponsors as well. I will answer in a blog video all kind of questions, so if you have any questions post them below and I will gladly answer them!
"I'd like to thank all the organisations, sponsors, players, friends, family and teammates that supported me during all my gaming career. Not going to lie, I had a really good time!"
Crépin had been the leader of the squad who were three time defending champions of ESEA Invite in CS:Source, with many more titles prior to their season eight loss. The team switched over to CS:GO in August with the ESWC qualifier in mind.
Eric "adreN" Hoag
Keven "AZK" Lariviere
Francis "kiko" Lao
Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
Braxton "swag" Pierce
Team Dynamic will begin their campaign in the global ESEA Invite league's thirteenth season, which will feature a whopping $47,000 prize purse, LAN finals in North America and will kick off on December 9.