Long-standing UK esports organisation Reason Gaming have returned to UK Counter-Strike with a roster that is aiming for success at the domestic level, and possibly beyond.
Reason are back in Counter-Strike after their North American roster left in December 2023.
The org have been around for two decades, and in a press release said their management team ‘have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to create a space for players that feel welcomed, included and mentored to become the best that they can be’.
“We are very excited to welcome this talented and motivated squad to our organisation,” said Adam Heath, Managing Director of Reason Gaming.
“We have been following their progress for a while and we believe they have what it takes to compete at the highest level of CS2 here in the UK and Europe.
The team consists of the following players:
- Alex ‘Byfield’ Byfield
- Adrian ‘Cha0s’ Zelinski
- Freddie ‘FincHY’ Finch
- Charles ‘CJE’ James Everitt
- Ben ‘Rezzed’ Bignall-Payne
- Victor ‘Monsalve’ Monsalve – coach
The team captain, Alex Byfield (formerly known as Snodz), expressed his gratitude and enthusiasm for joining Reason Gaming.
“It’s a fantastic feeling wearing the Reason jersey; an organisation synonymous with Counter-Strike,” he said. “It’s about time that it returns to its British roots and fights to bring back UK Counter-Strike to the forefront.
“The immediate goals of the team is to focus on domestic competition leading up to the summer: Epiclan, Insomnia and [the Tradeit] UK Masters.
“International events such as Fragadelphia are on our bucket list for later in the year!”
Reason Gaming were founded in 2003 and have been one of the old school pioneers of the UK esports scene. The organisation have competed in various titles, such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Counter-Strike: Source, Dota 2,
League of Legends, StarCraft II and fighting games.
Reason Gaming have won multiple championships and awards, including Insomnia, and the now-defunct ESL UK Premiership and Gfinity Elite Series.
Reason Gaming’s new CS2 roster will make their debut on February 22nd 2024 at Epic.LAN 41 in Kettering.
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Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
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