With roster stability and consolidation a rising concern in the top echelons of CS:GO, the organisation Flipsid3 Tactics extends its contracts with its mainly Ukrainian roster.
FlipSid3 Tactics signed dAT Team in early February after dispensing with its former Swedish team (which went on to join Team Property).
The mostly Ukrainian team, excepting Russian player Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin, went on to have a mixed bag of results: winning the regional CIS LAN Championship and finishing 3-4th at Copenhagen Games for example, but also bombing out of ESL One Katowice with a total of four rounds won in the group stage.
|markeloff & co. sign extended contracts with FlipSid3 (photo hltv.org)|
Much of the team's struggles have centered on the continuing ESL ban of the team's star player, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev. In effect until 2016, the ban forbids Kostyliev from taking part in any ESL events, including the prestigious ESL ESEA League to whichFlipSid3 were recently invited.
Regardless of these woes, the organisation have obviously seen potential in the lineup and decided to sign extended contracts with them, remarking that this occasion is a first for the organisation itself.
Contract extensions are an often private and closely guarded matter, with some notable exceptions such as the famousVirtus.pro two-year extension, and the announcement no doubt represents good faith between the players and the organisation.
Team captain Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy released a statement on the signing:
|"We are very happy to have found a home here at F3. It is very motivating to know we are supported by the org, and they want us to be here for a long time. We are happy to have this security, and look forward to a long lasting relationship," Gorodensky said.|
FlipSid3 will next be seen in action at DH Tours, where they will compete with seven other teams on May 9-10 for a share of the $40,000 prize purse.