Torqued have confirmed that former Dignitas member Elliot "wez" Welsh will complete their lineup.
The British veteran had played for Torqued as a stand-in in the team's last three ESEA-Open matches, and the former mTw side have now indicated that he has joined on a permanent basis.
Welsh burst onto the scene in Dignitas' 1.6 squad, but he then decided to switch to CS:Source, in which he would win an array of tournaments, including the 2008 Championship Gaming Series season with Birmingham Salvo.
He will fill in for Andre "nooky" Utesch, who left the team earlier in the month for mousesports after being offered a salary in the German giants.
In Torqued, Welsh will reunite with George "hudzG" Hoskins and Lasse "stingeR" Midtstue after playing alongside them in the mTw squad that won NorthCon 2011.
"We all got together and spoke about the possibilities after losing nooky, mainly because everyone in the team has put in a lot of time and sacrified a lot no-one was eager to see it go under." Hoskins told Cadred.org.
"After talking about the future for a duration of time we decided that the best option for us would be Elliot "wez" Welsh. We all spoke to him previously, and after a couple of days of him helping us in ESEA we all felt that it was a natural fit for the team.
"As you know wez was a key part of our team when we won NorthCon, and despite the fact that unfortunately university kept him from getting into CS:GO earlier he feels now the time is right to give it his all with us."
Hoskins then apparently ruled out the possibility of Torqued attending Esports Heaven Vienna later this month, saying: "Now that Josh has been able to get settled in the UK (sorting family, a place to live), in a place where he can safely game away, we will be practicing again at full capacity, which means we are seriously aiming to attend I48 and CPH games."
Torqued now boast the following players:
George "hudzG" Hoskins
Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Joshua "steel" Nissan
Lasse "stingeR" Midtstue
Elliot "wez" Welsh