The man behind the now-defunct Team IHearthU is back with a brand new team of European upstarts.
Team Fade2Karma boasts some experienced and accomplished players along with their experienced manager and a host of support staff.
“Poach”, who has never revealed his real name to the media, formed Don’t Kick My Robot in November 2013. The team was then purchased by community site IHearthU, but appeared to become inactive following the coordinated departure of Jan “Faramir” Engelmann, Harald “Powder” Gimre and Daniel “DTwo” Ikuta after a contract dispute. The team’s remaining active player, Josh “Impact” Graham, claims he left the team earlier this year, though no official announcement was made.
The new squad is captained by Tim “Theude” Bergmann, with Assembly Winter winner Teun “Vortex” Eielts and EU vs CN Masters runner-up Apostolos “Hawkeye” Karasikos rounding out the group.
The team will also have two analysts—Jan “Chalk” Zadivar and Eric “Wirer” Wirtz—and a coach, Karlis “Karlis” Petersons. That’s in addition to manager Poach—an unusual arrangement in Hearthstone, where teams usually have just a single manager or coach.