Big UK Counter-Strike team announcements: Roster changes at Endpoint and Into the Breach as Reason return to CS

UK Counter-Strike Esports

A trio of well-known UK Counter-Strike organisations have made some big announcements over the past couple of weeks or so.

New players at Into the Breach as CYPHER and volt depart

Into the Breach (ITB), the UK esports organisation who made an incredible run at the CSGO Paris Major 2023, have seen some of their roster change.

UK players volt and CYPHER have left the organisation, and have been replaced by Lithuanian player Bymas and Czechia player NEOFRAG. These two were signed from OG.

Thomas, CRUC1AL and rallen remain at ITB, and the new roster will be competing at IEM Cologne at the end of the month.

Sam Cook, CEO of Into the Breach, said: “In the wake of Volt and Cai leaving, we’re welcoming two young players with Tier 1 experience to finalise our roster heading into IEM Cologne and CS2. We spent a great deal of time scouting, talking and ultimately concluding on NEOFRAG and Bymas – confident that they’ll both align with our vision and fit the dynamic of the team.

“Our aim is to maintain our place in the top 15, continue our attendance of high-calibre tournaments and grow our legacy through CS2. I believe we’ve got the right team to do just that.”

Reason Gaming return to CS with new roster

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Long-running UK esports organisation Reason Gaming have announced their return to Counter-Strike having picked up a North American team.

They signed the No Impact roster earlier this month, a roster consisting of Canadian players walker and BeaKie, plus Americans Danejoris, grape and JDubs. A team signed with CS2 in mind.

Reason Gaming said in a statement: “This news has been a long time coming. Over the last three years we have spoken to a number of potential line-ups about reviving the Reason Gaming Counter-Strike roster. A couple of times we came very close to signing but things went sideways at the last second.

“But today, we are pleased to announce that after a lot of talking we have found a roster that shares in our vision and trusts our plan moving forward that they have agreed to come on board as our Counter-Strike roster. With this new roster we re-visit a region that we’ve not been a part of since 2015 – North America!”

More UK Counter-Strike changes: Endpoint sign two new players and a coach

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Well-known UK esports organisation Endpoint have also made changes to their Counter-Strike roster, with the addition of two players plus a coach.

They’ve brought on board UK player AZUWU, formerly of fellow UK org Coalesce, plus Hungarian player sl3nd from Mouz’ academy team, Mouz Nxt.

“If you can’t beat them – sign them,” said Endpoint. “Last year we signed Milosz ‘mhL’ Knasiak from Mouz Nxt, this year we are pleased to announce that we have picked up Henrich ‘sl3nd’ Hevesi from the same organisation to fill the AWP role.

“And AZUWU is a dedicated player with a great attitude and was our first target for our rebuild. Endpoint has a history of developing young talent and we look forward to seeing what he can achieve.”

The new players join existing players MiGHTYMAX, Surreal and HeavyGod.

Endpoint have also signed Canadian CS coach Frog (also spelt Frøg) as head coach.

Peter Thompson, COO at Endpoint, commented: “After an extensive search and interview process, interviewing 10 different coaches, we are super pleased to welcome Felix to Endpoint. Felix may not be the most well-known coach around but he really stood out to us in the process for a number of reasons and we feel he is the perfect man for the job.” 

The changes come after mhL and Fessor left last month, along with coach Rejin.

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