Curse at ESEA LAN Season 13
Just hours after releasing Michael "Michael3D" Wilbanks
and Cody "ezpk-g-" Shirley
and three days after a 5/6th place finish at the ESEA LAN Playoffs, Team Curse NA has announced its new members.
Joining Team Curse NA
for ESEA Invite Season 14 will be former members of Team Dynamic and former teammates of Todd "anger
" Williams, Eric "adreN" Hoag
and Keven "AZK" Larivière
The roster move comes as no surprise given adreN and AZK's lengthy history playing alongside anger in CS:Source. The three played together since 2010, winning such events including ESEA Invite Season's 8, 10, 11 and 12, ETS 2011 & 2012 and CEVO Season 11. adreN, AZK and anger also competed together at ESWC 2011 (4th) and the ESWC 2012 Qualifiers (2nd).
adreN, anger, stan^ and Skadoodle also played together at the recent RyuLAN event in January 2013, finishing first with Volcano instead of AZK.
This past weekend, adreN and AZK's Team Dynamic finished a disappointing 7/8th finish at the ESEA LAN Playoffs despite two competitive matches against Team VeryGames and Quantic Gaming.
While nothing has been announced about the existing Team Dynamic roster, it is assumed that the team will cease to exist given longtime leader adreN has moved on. ESEA News will seek out an official response from the remaining Dynamic members. Eric "adreN" Hoag, newest member of Team Curse NA
Members anger and adreN along with Curse's CS:GO manager provided the following statements to ESEA News.
|"After several decent results at CPH and ESEA, the team and organization felt there was still significant room for improvement. Curse has the ultimate goal of not only being the top team in NA, but also the World. When we were made aware of the possible availability of two world class players in AZK and adreN, we saw an opportunity to realistically achieve that goal. Not only do we now feel we can compete with the best NA team in Quantic, we also feel we can compete with the top teams internationally."|
-Ben 'smokie' Robinson
- CS:GO Manager
|"I'm excited to see what we will be able to accomplish with this roster, as you know adren/azk are my ex-teammates and I know what we can accomplish together with the addition of them both. I regret that we had to let go of two players Ezpk and Michael3D .Michael3D was an awesome teammate ingame and out of game. He has the best attitude anyone could ask for on a team. It was nice playing with Ezpk we were able to do some damage with him on our team at the last two tournaments together, I'm sure whatever he does in the future he will be great at and I wish luck to them both as we left on good terms."|
-Todd 'anger' Williams
|"I can't wait to start playing with the new roster. I'm glad to be back with Todd and to have stayed with Keven. I know the core three of us alone will be able to do a ton of damage. I already played and won a LAN(RyuLAN) with Skadoodle and Stan and I know of their potential so I'm really looking forward to putting in the work to make this roster successful. Thanks to Curse for this opportunity."|
-Eric 'adreN' Hoag Roster:
Check out the CS:GO Pro Tips from Team Curse on FPSGeneral.com
on Twitter. @Crsanger @CrsSkadoodle @hoagsta @CrsStan @CrsAZK