After a horrendous Gamersject Bunny Challenge for the Italian pMp team, they just knew they had to make changes. They decided to give two relatively new players a shot. However, both mudaj and sk1nz will be leaving the team now in favour of two foreign players.
As stated by the team captain, Mirco mirco Graziani, the team was wanting for a change in mentality and a change in atmosphere to revamp the team's morale and motivation. The unfortunate victims of this need for change are Massimo mudaj Angrisano who has been under heavy dispute as the team's scope and Roberto sk1nz Albano, one of the newcomers after the GBC event.
To replace these players, the team was unable to find the required skill or dedication within the Italian scene, so it seems. Therefore they opted to go with two Swedes, following the Western Wolves model of success, and found the first one to be Markus SuKraMzE Gustavsson, who's had modest chances at the top level in Europe.
Not being sure who to pick next, pMp can rely on the experience of Johan jOHANz Hedlund to hopefully guide them to good results in the future. The team's first major test will be the Alienware Gameshow at the end of August in Budapest, Hungary where they will be gunning for a podium finish.
Statement - Mirco Graziani:
As captain I want first say thank you to Massimo Paolo "mudaj" Angrisano and Roberto "sk1nz" Albano because they're great friends. Myself and the others were happy to have played with them. But it's time to change, our organisation and our motivation needed this. We want to be a team that does well in Europe both online and off.
For the first time in Italian history an Italian team has a European scope, and there's a big difference in skill compared to current Italian scopes. We've found that in Markus "sukramze" Gustavsson, and knew of his abilities as he's played with Solu before. We recognised his skills as soon as he started playing with us, welcome markus!
After that we needed to find another good 5th to complete the roster, and there wasn't a better choice than Johan "johanz" Hedlund, he fits in easily with his teamplay and we're happy to have him. We'll have the first real test at the Alienware LAN at the end of august. We're definitely attending and we want to fight for nr1 to prove ourselves.
Mirco mirco Graziani
Umberto umberto Minniti
Luigi marky Liuzzi
Markus SuKraMzE Gustavsson
Johan jOHANz Hedlund
With the announcement of the fBEGGAR return a few months back the new squad had been suddenly hit with activity issues which were beyond their control. It was then decided on mutual terms that the up and coming team would decide to part ways in search of something that fits their needs. Since the split two of the former teammates have come back together in the hope of recreating a line-up that can match that of the short lived fBEGGAR return.
Niek Niek Vonk and Aaron eXpo Poole decided that they were up for the task of creating a new team that would match their ambitions for the year and attempt to push into the upper region of the competitive CoD4 scene. They quickly decided to take in Niek's brother, Bart Sentix Vonk previously of oSk gaming. Obviously with family relations it is easy to say that the chemistry was instant and they could move on in the hope of filling the final two spots available.
Joshua Echo Wright, who has been on the search for a strong line-up since his departure from Auric eSports came into contact with the nearly complete roster hoping that he could take one of the two spots. After a few games together, it was easy to tell that things were working out as planned and he was soon added as the fourth member. The fifth and final addition was Jonathon rndmzilla Moore, who took a break from play after voltz decided to call it a day. It soon became apparent although he has been out for a long period, he was the exactly what was being looked for to fill the vacant spot.
They have set themselves a hefty schedule for the year both online and offline with Epic.Nine being the first event together before moving onto to any more bigger LAN events announced throughout the year. With the Summer season incoming they will be able to prepare fully by competing in the CyberGamer Amateur League where they will look to find themselves in the promotion places, aswell as the many announced prize tournaments that are on offer.
Statement - Bart Vonk
"After fBEGGARS folded Niek me and eXpo decided to make a team together. A team that would have fun be good and attend Epic.Nine. And soon we found Echo. He fitted straight in with his personality and his lack of skill. Soon after that we started playing with rndmzilla and it felt like a bunch of friends were playing and playing good. So after some trialling more with rndmzill we decided to pick him up and complete our line-up. As a team are attending atleast Epic.Nine and possibly more lans this summer, and we want to reach promotion into cgmain as soon as possible. Altough we can afford our own trip to Epic.Nine we are still on the lookout for a respectable and good org we can represent. So any orgs that are interested contact me: xfire bartvonk mail: email@example.com
Jonathon rndmzilla Moore
Aaron eXpo Poole
Joshua Echo Wright
Bart Sentix Vonk
Niek Niek Vonk
The BeNeLux team of Antwerp Aces have been forced into making a change, a rumour had surfaces recently linked to the team, where they seemed to be playing alongside a recently released Dignitas player. Today those rumours have been confirmed and the line-up are certain that their new pick-up is the perfect replacement.
Robert mean Kouters was part of the roster during 2011 but took the decision to step down soon after Seanzas Amazing Gaming Event last year. Although his former team mates were given an early christmas present when he announced his return, which saw the departure of Richard Haxion Robberse.
Since then they have managed to pull off a first place finish at the most recent Frag-O-Matic event in February and also find themselves in 9th place in CyberGamer's Invite League (CGi) but with four games remaining they can push themselves into a top four finish. Unfortunately, their returned player has been forced into some activity issues therefore restricting their playing time. They soon came to a mutual decision to part ways with Robert which left the the vacant spot open for ex-Dignitas man, Dimitry delroo Decan who is relishing the chance of playing with a team who have proven their stability over the past year and who have already proven their worth with the top of the scene.
They are now looking towards the future, with the close of the CGi Season 2 currently in sight they will need to prepare in other ways for their first offline event this year, although undecided on what they are going to attend they are sure to cause one or two upsets and look to continue their form since their win at Frag-O-Matic.
Statement - Dimitry Decan
"After dignitas folded i was on the lookout for a new team, ACES approached me 2weeks ago asking if i would love to take Mean's spot due to activity issues, This means i'll be AK'ing more than SMG but i'll still SMG every now & than. I'm happy to have joined a team with people ive known for a couple of years now,who are stable, active & reliable. I'd like to thanks my team for this opportunity and ACES organisation for taking me back!"
Statement - Robert Kouters
"It's been a fun time, but unfortunately not everything lasts. I leave Aces with pain, but I think that they can make even more progress without me. I couldn't give them the full dedication that was wanted and/or needed, so I decided to give Aces the opportunity to try and find a suitable solution for our activity issues. They found delroo, who is a quality player, he already knows every player personally and I think they will do a great job with him in the team. I wish them the best of luck and Aces know they can rely on me if they ever need a player. Shoutout to Mathias, Ellie, Sean , Claudio, Antwerp Aces, RAVEON, FAKEZZ and rOYAL."
Team-Dignitas have today released a long expected statement, announcing the removal of the struggling Call of Duty 4 team from the organization with immediate effect.
The previously named team of Probob announced their partnership with the British organization of Dignitas back during late October fulfilling community rumours. For what many would call the honeymoon period things appeared, at least on the surface, to be going well, that was until the team attended Multiplay's Insomnia44 event during November 2011. The tournament ran pretty smoothly for the team, beating most of the opposition with relative ease, but when faced with the seasoned team of TCM-Gaming plans quickly unravelled, and when defeated by Phantasmix the team quickly descended into despair.
Two weeks on and the community saw the departure of Chris blackmane Kinnair after a stint of inactivity resulted in the side being removed from multiple competitions, including the reputable ESL Major Series. Just two week onwards and Ted KoWa Hansson was also given the boot due to recent underperformances. Since the players departures the team have struggled to combat motivation when the lack of available players limited the teamâ€™s choices, and now, months onwards the team have finally decided to disband.
Where the three remaining players will go now it's hard to say, but community rumours see Dimitry delroo Decan off to join the European team of Progrip, with Mark mark Horner off to fight alongside the previous Infused line-up, Volatile. Where Mark phantasy Pinney will end up it's hard to say, but if the community force are right expect to see him in TCM-Gaming sometime soon.
Dimitry delroo Decan gave TEK9 the following statement:
"This isn't really new news but Dignitas is folding due to several reasons. One of them is lack of motivation to rebuild and to get two new players, which is something we (Mark, phan, me) had to do after a disappointing i44. We trialled some people but it didn't work in the end so we called it a day, thereâ€™s no hard feelings involved and we're departing from Dignitas with immediate effect. I'd like to thank everyone for their support. Best of luck to Mark, Phan, Blackmane & Kowa in whatever they're going to be doing now."
The remaining Team-Dignitas line-up was:
Mark "phantasy-" Pinney
Mark "mark" Horner
Dimitry "delroo" Decan