Movistar Riders add smooya to lineup
Movistar Riders signed AWPer Owen “smooya” Butterfield to their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, the Spanish organization announced on Tuesday.
smooya, a 21-year-old from Fantastic Britain, had been with the group throughout a productive trial period. With smooya in the fold, Movistar Riders captured the ESL European Champion, won the OneTap grand last, and were unbeaten throughout their run in the Omen WGR European Difficulty.
smooya formerly invested a little under two months on a trial basis with c0ntact Video gaming. He pointed out on Twitter at the time that a desire to play his role as the main gamer along with misaligned future plans were his reasons for leaving the team. Previous groups include BIG and Mayhem Esports Club.
” It’s official! Thank you @Movistar_Riders for the chance to represent you people in the upcoming season, I will provide my best to end up being the best team mate and version of myself possible,” smooya wrote Tuesday on Twitter.
” Thank you for all the support, time to buckle down.”
Movistar Riders’ lineup includes Spaniards Alejandro “mopoz” Fernandez-Quejo Cano and Alejandro “alex” Masanet in addition to Brazilian Lucas “steel” Lopes and Estonian Kristjan “shokz” Jakobson. Spaniard Galder “bladE” Barcena acts as the group’s coach.