Energy eSports have announced some massive roster changes which has seen them merge with CarboN eSports and secure a spot in the 2017 Telkom DGL Masters.
The roster changes follow hot on the heels of the MGO’s new sponsorship with LG, while the merger sees CarboN eSports bring their Dota 2 and CS:GO teams to Energy eSports. This replaces the recently departed Energy eSports CS:GO team to Aperture Gaming, while the Dota 2 team sees Energy eSports now able to secure a spot in the Masters.
The CS:GO and Dota 2 teams join Energy eSports’ existing Overwatch team, FIFA team, League of Legends team, Heroes of the Storm team, Hearthstone player and MAG Cup winning Call of Duty team, as well as an under 18 Call of Duty team.
The new CS:GO lineup:
- Rieghardt “Flexi” Romatzki
- Jan “Takbok” Theron
- Trevor “Kani” Morley
- Dominic “Domsterr” Sampaio
- Stefan “Nefan” Smit (Captain)
The new Dota 2 lineup:
- Wesley “momo” Rose
- Nicholas “strike” Cheng
- Martin “plic” Rothschild
- Darron “Chelsea)” Reinhardt
- Andrew “c1” Ferguson
As 2017 starts off, there have been some major shake-ups in the local competitive scene as teams prepare for what is likely to be the highest profile year in South African esports to date.
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Big changes for Energy eSports as the 2017 Roster is revealed.
Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2017: Energy eSports (eN) a professional multi-gaming organisation (MGO) that competes at the highest level of competitive gaming in South Africa (eSports) and CarboN eSports (cbN) a young and highly ambitious MGO who have already had multiple podium finishes in both online and LAN events are joining forces in what is a highly exciting MGO merger.
During 2016 eN acquired 3 Top FIFA players and a Hearthstone player. [LINK to be used for FIFA & Hearthstone article – http://energyesports.co.za/index.php/2016/04/22/energy-welcomes-fifa-and-hearthstone] During August 2016 eN bolstered their organization by securing E.D.E.N. as their Overwatch team after they won the first Orena Champions Series. [LINK for Overwatch article – http://www.criticalhit.net/gaming/energy-esports-pick-sas-top-overwatch-team/] Even with these new additions eN was under pressure within their Dota 2 and CS:GO ranks.
The consequences, an exciting merger between eN and cbN. After some lengthy discussions between eN and cbN, we will now see players from cbN joining eN which will without a doubt strengthen the competitive eSports scene locally. Both MGO’s bring new dynamics and offer positive input to the new look MGO which will once again allow eN to compete right across the board in many of the top eSports titles played in South Africa on PC.
So what does this merger actually include and which teams are involved? Since eN was without a Dota 2 team and their CS:GO team recently left to join Aperture Gaming [https://www.facebook.com/EnergyeSports/posts/1466534890046860] the two teams will now consist of:
Energy eSports CS:GO Lineup:
Rieghardt “Flexi” Romatzki
Jan “Takbok” Theron
Trevor “Kani” Morley
Dominic “Domsterr” Sampaio
Stefan “Nefan” Smit (Captain)
Energy eSports DOTA 2 Lineup:
Wesley “momo” Rose
Nicholas “strike” Cheng
Martin “plic” Rothschild
Darron “Chelsea)” Reinhardt
Andrew “c1” Ferguson
Moving forward eN will now be comprised of the following teams competing in the following titles for 2017:
Call of Duty Console (PS4) (under 18’s and an over 18’s team)
League of Legends
Heroes of The Storm
FIFA – Xbox One and Playstation 4
As the 2017 eSports season gets going, eN is feeling very optimistic and with the support from all their sponsors, hard work, dedication and most of all consistent team work, eN will once again be aiming to be a MGO to be reckoned with this year.