UK-based system builder Fierce PC have upped their presence in esports, but not with sponsorships or branded computers - they've put together their own team.
They've launched their own UK esports organisation called Fierce Esports.
The org will start with a CSGO team, having picked up the team formerly known as ROYALS. The roster is as follows:
- Jack "Kpiz" Pragnell
- Tautvydas "Hype" Paldavicius
- Faizan "FzaN" Ali
- Emin "Em1n" Majrbekov
- Ardis "Ardiis" Svarenieks
and also have an eye on PUBG, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Rocket League and other games.
They've brought on board ASUS ROG UK, Bullguard and AOC Gaming as sponsors, with Arma Centrium their jersey provider.
Fierce Esports' first event will be the CSGO Open at Insomnia63, taking place at the Birmingham NEC next month with a £30,000 prize pool, and they will aim to take part in other competitions like the ESEA Main and the next Omen UK Open League.
We couldn't have a better team to kick-start our journey into the industry and are very much looking forward to seeing how they perform at I63."
Jon Carter, Fierce Esports
Fierce PC MD Jon Carter said:“I've always wanted to get more involved with the esports scene, something more than just being a sponsor, which is why I'm extremely excited to launch our very own esports organisation: Fierce Esports! We couldn't have a better team to kick-start our journey into the industry and are very much looking forward to seeing how they perform at I63."
Team captain Jack "Kpiz" Pragnell added: "After going back to the old mix-team name ROYALS whilst searching for the right home, we are confident in our new partnership with Fierce Esports. They’ve already in the short time we’ve been speaking, have shown the upmost professionalism towards us while always having our best interest in mind.
"Due to some performance issues with the old line-up, some changes had to be made before moving forward with Fierce Esports. We brought back player ardiis from the previous iteration of the line-up where I feel we were at our best. To fill the remaining two spots, we brought in the duo of former AvA professionals em1n and fzaN, as they have the chemistry of playing not only together in CS for a couple years but stretching beyond that into a high level of previous games.
"Although it’s a new and reformed line-up, I personally have high expectations for the upcoming I-series event in late August. After a second place placement with my previous team, I’ve got that hunger of wanting to play on that stage again and this time take the trophy rather than the runners-up cheque."