Over the past month or so our CS:GO team has been undergoing a transition. Firstly, whilst the team were at the ESL Bootcamp, George ‘HudzG‘ Hoskins and the team made the decision for him to step back from the main line up. This was due to the amount of dedication the team wanted to be able to put in in order to achieve their goals. Unfortunately George has a number of things he needs to focus on elsewhere, including his upcoming wedding this summer, which means he couldn’t put in the time required. George will be sticking around as a backup player for the team and will looking to stream in his spare time.
Since George stepped back from the team, we have been playing with another player with a lot of Counter Strike experience and knowledge, Pete ‘pt‘ Wright. Pete has a lot of experience at the top of the Counter Strike scene having previously played with Team Dignitas and winning the Championship Gaming Series as part of Birmingham Salvo.
More recently, the team has struggled to practice due to a number of factors, such as a packed schedule with various league officials, and also the fact that Joe ‘Luzuh‘ Loose hasn’t had time outside of his personal work timetable. It is due to this, that the decision has been made to not renew Joe’s contract, and he will be free to look into other opportunities at the end of this month. We have seen Joe go from strength to strength since he joined the team last November, and we want to thank him for being such a big part of the team. We wish him all the best in the future and we are sure he will continue to be a top player within the UK scene.
In much better news, we have agreed new long term contracts with the core of the team and have been able to sign Ian ‘Immi‘ Harding, Max ‘MiGHTYMAX‘ Heath and Ben ‘Esio‘ Doughty for the rest of 2017. This further strengthens our ambition and belief in the on going, long term project within the UK CS:GO scene. We are pleased to have the guys signed for the rest of the year, and they will be looking for the right people to complete the team for the upcoming seasons.
Statement from Adam ‘Adz’ Jessop, CEO:
There have been a number of challenges within our Counter Strike: Global Offensive team recently, but right now I am extremely happy and excited for the future. Signing the core of the team onto relatively long contracts signals our belief in them, and that at Endpoint, we see this as an ongoing, long term project. We want to ensure we have the right players to complete the team, and then support them, enabling them to focus and dedicate the time needed to go on to represent the UK at international events. I also want to thank Joe and George for the time they dedicated previously and wish them all the best for the future.