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NA org Gaimin Gladiators gets in CS2 with Copenhagen Major surprise bundle

Gaimin Gladiators has actually gone back to Counter-Strike after a two-year hiatus, with the North American esports company looking throughout the Atlantic to protect the services of the previous ECSTATIC team that made waves at the PGL Copenhagen Major last month.

The company revealed the acquisition of the ECSTATIC group through X (previously Twitter) on April 14. It marks a go back to the esport for the Gladiators after briefly hosting an American lineup in the 2022 competitive season which was led by the late David “cynic” Polster and coached by previous Cloud9 gamer Kory “SEMPHIS” Friesen.

The team continues to develop a significant resume in CS2. Picture by Joao Ferreira through PGL

“My time in ECSTATIC has actually been a few of my finest ever and I will permanently be grateful for experiencing all the important things we have actually accomplished together,” Magnus “Nodios” Olsen stated after the statement went live. The remainder of the now-Gaimin Gladiators lineup, consisting of Queenix, Jason Salazar, Patti, and kraghen shared this belief and mored than happy they were continuing with the exact same 5 gamers at their brand-new home.

The lineup initially made ground at ESL Challenger Melbourne in 2023– their very first offline CS2 competition together– before investing the next year grinding their method through online European CS2 occasions. Their effort settled: ECSTATIC received the PGL Copenhagen Major and went beyond expectations, enduring the Opening Stage and taking a win off Brazilian heavyweights FURIA in the Elimination Stage.

Gaimin Gladiators have actually been a magnificent force in fellow Valve title Dota 2 where their global lineup controlled the MOBA’s competitive season in 2023, landing 3 Major title wins and over $3 million in payouts in 2015 alone, according to Esports Earnings. Gaimin likewise hosts gamers in other titles such as Rocket League Peak Legends Fortniteand the FGC.

The team hasn’t protected a LAN look under the Gaimin banner yet however is still in the hunt at the Thunderpick World Cup and Elisa Invitational Spring qualifiers.

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