There’s been a few roster shuffles coming into the next ESEA season, of which a number of teams from the UK compete in. We’ve already reported on the changes to Vexed’s UK (now majority Swedish) line-up and Epsilon’s new European squadron, but there are a few that we have missed. Here’s your quick round-up of the latest UKCSGO Roster Moves relevant to the UK scene.
Less than a month ago, Tom “jenko” Jenkinson was announced as the fifth man for the epsilon lineup, giving the squad a majority UK roster. While earning themselves the spot as the de-facto ‘best team in the UK’, the roster hasn’t worked out as some may have planned.
Jenko disappeared from the active lineup, with cryptic messages, as is now tradition, being spread around by Owen “Smooya” Butterfield; a tweet posted by him showing two UK flags, two Swedish and a Greek, his usual technique to start roster rumours. Around the time of this tweet DeKay posted his first report of BIG linking Smooya to their squad: a replacement for failed [...]
Epsilon have added former Method player Tom “jenko” Jenkinson to their roster, Owen “smooya” Butterfield unveiled on twitter this morning. He is set to be replacing Cosmin “cosmeeeN” Mihai in the roster, after jenko had been seen replacing the Romanian player in recent events as a stand-in.
For our teams to continue to progress, we always need to be looking to the future and toward our new talent in the UK CSGO scene. This article contains a listing of the talented youngsters from the UK and Ireland, for the sake of narrowing it down, it contains only those up to the age of 18. My writing is of course subjective as I’ll be giving my opinion on the players throughout, but this does not mean it is without any statistical backing.
I have used a simple system for each player, ranking their apparent current skill and level of competition, alongside a rating of their potential with some justification in each case. My intentions for this guide are purely positive [...]