The European Counter Strike: Global Offensive community has a new pro team vying for the crown. It was announced today that Kinguin, a platform focused on providing buyers and sellers with the ability to trade video games at a fair price, would be acquiring their own Counter Strike outfit full of top talent.
Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, Mikail "Maikelele" Bill, Håvard "rain" Nygaard, Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson and Ricardo "Fox" Pacheco have been signed to fill out this new team, with rain being transferred from his previous home at LGB eSports. The other four players were all Free Agents at the time.
Mikail "Maikelele" Bill had this to say about his new organisation on the Kinguin news post.
"For a long time Adil and I have been discussing a potential lineup with both of us wanting it badly. Right after being released from NiP we picked up those talks and started looking over our possibilities to make it come true. We now have all the support and backup needed to go all the way in Team Kinguin and I know I speak for my team when I say that's exactly what we're going to do.Our goal is simple. We want to play against the top tier teams in the top tier tournaments. It won't be easy and we know that a lot of time and effort will be needed to honor what Adil and I once could only dream about. Trust me when I say we are ready though. Are you? Let's go!"
The post also announced that the five would be set to move into a team house funded by Kinguin to allow them to be further supported throughout the 2015 season.
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