Victory go back to CS: GO, signs brand-new roster|Dot Esports
On Jan. 19, Victory announced its brand-new roster via Twitter, including old and new players. The team retains established in-game leader in Alan “Shakezullah” Hardeman and young rifler Brendan “Bwills” Williams, and added Austin “Cooper-” Abadir, Danny “cxzi” Strzelczyk, and Wesley “viz” Harris.
Following the moving of lineup pieces, Canadian gamer Erik “penny” Penny has been transferred to bench, and has actually already declared himself a free agent aiming to shift to VALORANT.
Cooper invested a year and a half under eUnited from late 2018 to early 2020, and has actually also been a three-time member of the orgless team Swole Patrol. Swole Patrol was formerly led by his older sibling and fellow CS: GO pro, Ryan “freakazoid” Abadir. cxzi has been among the very best FACEIT gamers in The United States and Canada in recent months.
Triumph comes into 2021 off a very up-and-down 2020. The group won a handful of North American tier-two occasions, and infamously took down Group Liquid en path to a 2nd location surface at IEM Beijing’s online NA competition. Nevertheless, the group lost two of its biggest sources of firepower; first Michael “Grim” Wince to Group Liquid, and more just recently, Paytyn “Junior” Johnson to FURIA Esports.
In spite of the losses, Accomplishment has a much simpler road ahead of them when it comes to contending at worldwide occasions, by ways of a presently smaller field of competitors in North America. A number of teams that would lead them in the Regional Major Rankings like Gen.G, 100 Burglars, Chaos E.C., and Envy aren’t contending anymore. While Victory does have to essentially go back to square one when it comes to their own point totals, the climb back up towards the top is considerably less harrowing.
Victory will debut the brand-new roster at the end of January, at the DreamHack Open North America occasion.