By: Zachary Lange
Finding themselves in the middle of the playoff hunt during their inaugural season in the ESL Pro League (EPL), eUnited Counter Strike have made key roster transactions, effective immediately.
Additionally, Brandon “Ace” Winn will move into a substitute role.
FNS has been on many powerful North American teams. Most recently, the 26-year-old was on Cloud9, where he participated in the ECS Season 5 Finals.
Coach Jared “osorandom” Hartman stated that FNS’ addition would provide the squad a new dynamic, bringing structure and experience to a team that’s biggest strength is raw gun skill.
“He brings leadership qualities which we’ve lacked in the previous rendition of the roster. We’ve seen the impact that he’s had on various teams (such as) Cloud9, compLexity and how he’s helped improve them to the next level,” osorandom said. “Individually, he’s a really good player and will help elevate us to the next level."
General Manager Dan Clerke had this to add: "I am excited to see what FNS can bring to our lineup as an IGL. We have a very young team and bringing experienced structure is what I think we need to hit the next level. These guys have been working really hard and Pujan has some big plans for the team. I can’t wait to see where it goes."
Currently eUnited is sixth place, the last spot to proceed to finals, with three matches left to play in Season 8 of the EPL. In Season 6 of the Esports Championship Series (ECS), eUnited has a outside chance to make the playoffs, but will most likely only qualify for the next season and not face relegation.
Should eUnited qualify for the EPL Season 8 Finals, the team would travel to Denmark to compete for $750,000 on Dec. 4-9.
Continued coverage of the final weeks of EPL and ECS play can be found on eUnited's social media platforms.