CS:GO

SMASH Esports sign NoChance roster

Belgian organisation SMASH Esports has signed the NoChance CS:GO players as their inaugural esports team.

SMASH Esports states that it is ‘powered’ by Belgian DJs Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. The organisation’s website is ‘coming soon’ but the Twitter feed has been posting teasers of the team for the last few days as they filmed content.

NoChance had technically been searching for an organisation since March. While the initial roster was different, Maikelele has been part of NoChance since the initial teamup.

Martin “STYKO” Styk joined NoChance in an unintended mousesports swap with David “frozen” Čerňanský and chose to remain with the team despite offers from organisations like HellRaisers. As a ‘stand-in’, STYKO remained under contract by mouz and his high buyout supposedly played a part in the squad’s struggle to find a home sooner.

No sponsors came forward for the NoChance squad even when they qualified for the Europe Minor for the StarLadder Major Berlin. While they did not progress further, a lot of people saw promise in the team as they gave mousesports a masterclass on Vertigo in their opening match.

STYKO was released from his mousesports contract just under a month ago, but saw the departure of Thomas “Thomas” Utting within the last two weeks as well as parting suddenly with manager Sam “SamE” Ellis.

While no new manager was mentioned in the SMASH announcement, Pavle “maden” Bošković is the replacement for Thomas that has joined the roster from ESEA Advanced team BLUEJAYS International.

Having missed out on the Major, the next event in the calendar for SMASH will be the European Champions Cup. The sixteen-team event will see SMASH initially clash with CR4ZY, Spirit and Windigo for the chance to attend the LAN finals in Malta expected to take place in December.

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