Undefeated U4X Esports Joins New Organization
After an impressive 10-0 season, the current first place European team, formerly known as U4X Esports, has decided to part ways with their sponsor. The roster, consisting of Robby “Kimbo” Faulk, Luciano “Mose” Calvanico, Brandon “Respectful” Stones and Perry “TuFoxy” Kenyon, will maintain their position in the upcoming HCS EU Pro League season finals, but will be playing under a new name.
The first sign of trouble came when the former members of U4X Esports started airing their dissatisfaction with the organization on Twitter. Although deleted, it was noticed around the scene that the team was certainly going to make a change. Not long after, members of the team began changing their Twitter names, indicating that they had no future with the organization.
It has now been officially revealed that they will be playing under the FAB Games Esports banner. A German organization, FAB’s previous endeavor in Halo was a run at the Halo World Championship 2016 event. Hosting a roster that included now returning player Kimbo, FAB managed to pull through the European qualifiers and finish in the top-16 at the HWC proper. The roster went their separate ways shortly after, all joining different teams for the upcoming HCS league qualifiers, except for Lukas “MonKey” Buchner, who opted to retire instead.
The team’s ability to pull the trigger and change organizations this easily should not be surprising. During the third week of the HCS Pro League, while starting out with a strong 6-0 record, the team dropped one of their founding players, Arkel “Snakey” Brown, for X-Men’s TuFoxy. This is a group of players who want nothing more than to win and prove that they are the best, doing anything they can to achieve this goal.
This new FAB Games Esports team is surely the favorites entering the season finals. Having only dropped four maps during the entirety of the pro league, they are clearly a force to be reckoned with. You can watch FAB and the other qualified European teams play in their playoffs on July 24 at the ESL UK studios. They will be competing for a shot at the $67,000 prize pool, something you surely do not want to miss.
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Patrick Cowley can be contacted on Twitter, @PtrckCowley.