Ever since Multiplay’s iSeries at the end of last year, we’ve been toying with various players and scouting out the available talent to make sure that when the 2014 LAN season comes around, we have the best possible lineup to represent the UK scene. After a month or so of trying various players, the time has finally come!
With this revised roster we’re bringing in some old faces in the form of Phil “Whindanski” Nicholas, Reece “Puls3″ Marrs and Alex “rdl” Redl as well someone new that will need no introductions, Sam “RattlesnK” Gawn. With the addition of these players and the new in-game leader, we’re ready to take on the best of the best at the upcoming LAN events.
Neil “nEiLZiNHo” Finlay had this to add:
*Photo of rdl on the Team Page thanks to HLTV.org
Here we are at the start of 2014 and unfortunately after our last event in December we were forced to take a bit of a break over Christmas and New Year and try and fix some issues within our lineup. We have been on the look out for a top sniper after our outing at ESWC and I myself have been looking for someone to take over the role as in-game leader to try and push us to the next level. We are delighted to bring in one of the best in-game leaders and AWPers from CS:S and also from CS:GO – Sam “RattlesnK” Gawn to fulfill both of these roles.
Sam brings bags of experience to the team as well as countless tactics and most importantly, organisation – something that all UK teams have lacked since his former team Anexis disbanded. He was always one of the best awpers around and I am 100% certain he will be up at the top again this year with the amount of hours we shall be committing to the game both individually and as a team. We will also be bringing in Alex “rdl” Redl - whom I played with in CS:S for a long time and we are all delighted to have him in the team. We also welcome back Phil “Whindanski” Nicholas and Reece “Puls3″ Marrs, who we all believe has the potential to become one of the players to watch in 2014 with his aiming ability and having the experience of rdl and RattlesnK can only push him towards that goal faster.
We have already started to play and we’ll be practicing as much as possible having finally found 5 players who are able to commit the time required to get to the top of the scene and we shall hopefully be well on our way to being prepared for Copenhagen Games at the end of April. Thanks again to the continued support from Sapphire, Razer, AMD, Multiplay and Twitch.tv!
With this announcement we also move away from the fm-eSports TOXiC name in particular for our main CS:GO team. The TOXiC name came about when we housed 2 Counter Strike teams and needed something to differentiate between the two. Now this is no longer an issue, the team will now be known solely as fm-eSports and drop the TOXiC name.
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