Just shy of a day before we publish a piece outlining the major story lines, congestions and overall mayhem that is January 2017, it appears a new, or rather historic, organisation has made its arrival back on the soil of UK Counter-Strike.
Depending on how you look at this, it will grant you two separate angles. One side sways us to the prestigious name of Reason Gaming. A quick foray down the looking glass will highlight presence across the board in most things UKCS. In short, an organisation capable to sit comfortably in the top echelons of UK Counter-Strike amongst Infused, FM Esports and Endpoint, to name a few.
On the flip-side you’re greeted with a platter of players, all with various merits and experience for themselves. However, it can’t help to be said there is a mysterious element to this line-up, as the mixture of players certainly aren’t ones we’d conjure up in a theory session on UK teams suffice to say.
So, let’s take a quick recap. We’ve mentioned the ability for an organisation such as Reason to house a team, comfortably too, within the top tier of this domestic scene, yet we’re struck by the idea of this line-up not exactly being something you’d expect out of the box.
By far the best way to gain insight on the thoughts behind this is to speak to the man himself, Adam “Blanks” Heath.
It’s great to be back with a solid roster in the UK CS:GO scene. The end of 2016 was a bit of a mess, something that was completely avoidable, had the communication been in place. That’s why, when talking to SpeedyG about this new roster, I was involved in every step of process. SpeedyG and I have known each other for a long time, and so this team has a lot of trust in its foundations. Being able to trust the judgement of someone, while also have them rely on your feedback when looking at players is a great step forward in creating a team that works.
The new Reason Gaming UK lineup is:
Miran “SpeedyG” Hoyle
Mitchell “m1tch1” Richards
Dudley “dudley” Morris
Tom “Vertigo” Rockliffe