In preparation for a huge year of competitive Counter Strike action, eUnited has made several roster transactions that will transform eUnited’s potential as a top rated, North American squad.
Joining eUnited are three powerful players from Swole Patrol. Anthony “vanity” Malaspina, Victor “food” Wong and Edgar “MarkE” Jimenez have all been acquired and will join the main roster, effective immediately. They will be joined alongside mainstay fragger Kaleb “moose” Jayne and Austin “Cooper” Abadir, who will assume the responsibility of captain.
Leaving the eUnited family is Mike “dapr” Gulino and Will “dazzLe” Loafman, whose expiring contracts will not be renewed. Both joined eUnited in March of last year and have lifted the organization to participation in two major pro leagues including Season 9 of the ESL Pro League and Esports Championship Series which begins April 12.
“This has been a very difficult year for eUnited Counter Strike. We are very proud of what we have accomplished and plan to improve upon our successes from 2018. With that being said our organization has identified that the best option for our team is a culture shift. I am deeply saddened to have to move on from Will and Mike. This past year with them has been incredible and I wish them both the best in their futures not only as players but as people who I have become friends with. However, I am very optimistic and excited for the potential with the new team and am excited for a complete reset for 2019.” - Daniel Clerke, eUnited General Manager.
All three new players bring years of experience to the table. MarkE, who will join food as a rifle, has previously spent time as a member of NRG Esports. Newcomer vanity will assume the role of in-game leader, which in the past has been a point of weakness for eUnited.
“Since joining eUnited the culture has been pretty unsteady,” Cooper said. “With this group of players joining I can be fully confident in the roster. Vanity will bring a new perspective to calling for the team and I am very excited about the potential and the future.”
Finally, food rounds out the team bringing previous experience from Team Singularity where he helped to secure the 2018 World Electronic Sports Games Championship in November.
All five members will now begin a rigorous practice schedule to prepare for the ESL Pro League and ECS action.