PENTA Sports have announced that their CS:GO players have signed full-time contracts with the organisation.
The new deals were signed last weekend in Warsaw, where the German team faced Gamers2 in a best-of-three showmatch presented by G2A.
With these contracts, which will run until March 2016, PENTA have become only the second team in Germany to play Counter-Strike full-time, following in the footsteps of mousesports.
The news comes as a considerable boost to the German side, who underwent a major overhaul earlier in the month as Denis "denis" Howell, Timo "Spiidi" Richter and Johannes "nex" Maget were signed by mouz, while Niclas "enkay J" Krumhorn was given his marching orders.To fill out the roster, PENTA re-signed Tobias "Troubley" Tabbert and Hendrik "strux1" Goetzendorff and snaredDimitrios "stavros" Smoilis and Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz.
|strux1 & co. sign full-time contracts with PENTA (photo hltv.org)|
Meanwhile, PENTA Sports have also revealed that they will establish a gaming house in Berlin during the coming weeks for the team to practice ahead of offline events.
"It is time to take the next step," Goetzendorff said. "Most international top teams already have team houses, where they are living or bootcamping, if possible.
"We want to take this next with PENTA Sports in the summer. The meaning of this is to take the job as an esports person to the international level in order to have the best possible training conditions.
"Everyone on the team is ready to take that step in the near future, and I am sure it will play off in the long run."
The German team currently sit at the bottom of the ESL ESEA Pro League table, with one victory from nine matches, while they are next-to-last in CEVO Professional, with one point from three games.