KILLERFISH have announced that they have revamped their squad with the addition of three new players.
The German team had been on the lookout for some fresh blood since the departure of Michele "zonixx" Köhler, who was replaced by Andreas "schneider" Lindberg at the offline qualifier for ESL One Cologne and at the Acer Predator Masters Finals.
At the qualifier for the major, KILLERFISH finished fourth of their group, while at the APM finals they had to settle for a 7th-8th place finish.
tiziaN joins KILLERFISH (photo hltv.org)
KILLERFISH have now announced that they will be changing no fewer than three players as they bid farewell to Marcus "J0hnny" Gabriel and Robin "r0bs3n" Stephan, both of whom have since linked up with Planetkey Dynamics.
Filling these gaps are three well-known players in the German scene, former uX Gaming duo André "Kirby" Kempa and Stefan "stfN" Seier, and ex-mousesports member Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch.
"Since we had to find a suitable replacement for oskarish, who decided to join another team after his vacation, we played with schneider as a stand-in at the recent ESL One Lan Qualifier and the APM Finals, where we could benefit from the experience of attending an international event.
"When the events were over we lacked a fifth player again. Since tiziaN is a longtime companion of TONI and of mine and an insanely good player, we were already planning to bring him on as soon as his contract with Planetkey Dynamics expired.
"Due to various things that didn't work well in the team, both r0bs3n and J0hnny left. After that it was an easy decision to pick up Kirby and stfN, who recently played at the ESL Meisterschaft Finals, at Gamescom.
"With Kirby and stfN, we eventually found well experienced and highly talented players for our team, and they suit us really well. The atmosphere is great and everybody in the team has high aims for the future.
"We have already started practicing and we will put a lot of effort into becoming the best team in Germany together with mousesports and, with time, a good team internationally. We will try to attend as many international events as possible and try to do our very best to break through."
KILLERFISH will be seen in action on Wednesday, against Planetkey Dynamics, in the first round of fixtures in the 99Damage League. The team's lineup now consists of:
Tahsin "tahsiN" Sarikaya
Antonin "TONI" Bernhardt
André "Kirby" Kempa
Stefan "stfN" Seier
Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch