ESC Gaming picks up rising Polish 'Counter-Strike' team
It took only two weeks for ESC Gaming to find a suitable replacement for their former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.
The German esports organization parted ways with their Danish Counter-Strike team after it had been raided by competitors in Denmark, with Philip “Aizy” Aiztrup moving to Dignitas and Lukas “Glaive” Rossander going to Copenhagen Wolves. Rather than finding two replacement players for that team, ESC Gaming decided to move on.
That decision has paid off in short order. ESC Gaming announced today they had recruited the Polish team formerly known as Dobry Gaming.
It would seem a timely pick-up for ESC Gaming. The Polish side now playing under their name was recently announced as an invitee to the 10th Star Series league and currently sits in second place in ESL’s Polish Pro Series competition behind only Virtus Pro.
All of this came after a first-place finish at Polish national competition Poznan Computer Sports Games 2014 in early June, though Virtus Pro was not able to attend that event to contest it.
Lukas “Prawus” Ganczewski will remain with the team through their transition as acting manager. In a statement, Ganczewski indicated that other organizations had shown interest in the Polish side before the agreement with ESC Gaming was reached.
“After many long conversations with many organizations, we decided to choose the best for us,” Ganczewski said.
The team’s stated goals for the summer are to continue their strong play in the ESL Pro Series, establish a good record in the Star Series league, and qualify for the ESL One tournament to be held in Cologne, Germany.
ESC Gaming has already expressed their interest in supporting the team over the long-term, alluding to that commitment by pointing to future participation at Dreamhack Winter in November.
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