FATE announced the signing of a new roster, which will see three new players join Martin "Mar" Kuyumdjiev and Nikolay "niki1" Pantaleev in the new-look Bulgarian CS:GO team.
This Saturday, FATE announced a new CS:GO roster, which will see the Jordanian esports organisation keep ahold of Mar and niki1 who have been offered new contracts and will now join forces with Ivan "Patrick" Ivanov, David "harn" Benchev and in-game leader Yanko "blocker" Panov. The initial plan, as announced by FATE was to keep ahold of Viktor "duplicate" Mitev as well, before agreeing to sell the player to their local rivals SKADE.
The roster changes come at the heels of serious roster instability, which saw Kalin "KalubeR" Еrenditzov, Veselin "doublemagic" Milenov and duplicate all leave the roster in a matter of two weeks. The internal issues in FATE were also noticeable in their lack of success in their competitive endeavours. Their last title came in January when Fate won WINNERS League - Season 3: Europe Main Division.
Throughout June, however, FATE only managed ninth-12th place finish at #HomeSweetHome: Week 7, 13th-16th at #HomeSweetHome: Week 8 and 12th-14th at WINNERS League - Season 4: Europe Invite Division.
Blocker joins FATE as one of the biggest additions of the roster rebuild. He is an established Bulgarian CS:GO player who has been involved in the competitive scene for over five years. Blocker began his esports career in 2015 with Enrage and later played for BPro Gaming, where he spent the majority of his time as a CS:GO pro.
Blocker is mostly known for his time at Windigo, where he won several impressive accolades, including ESL Southeast Europe Championship: Season 8, NoxFire League Season 1, Rivalry.gg Rising Stars, Moche XL Esports 2019, as well as World Electronic Sports Games 2018 in March 2019, which is to date his career-best achievement.
After leaving Windigo in November 2020, Blocker player for several smaller teams, before he teamed up with BLUEJAYS International in March 2020, where he played alongside Patrick and achieved a few solid placements in some lesser tournaments and qualifiers.
Joining Patrick and blocker is harn, who was offered an official contract after playing as a stand-in for FATE since May when the Jordanian esports organisation went through roster changes.
"The team has gone through major changes recently; it took a lot of effort from everyone in the organisation to get the team back on track," the organisation said.
"We’re excited to see this roster in action, it’s been a long time coming!"
FATE also announced they're keeping ahold of their coach Teric "Bibby" Ingram, who has joined the team at the start of May.
FATE are currently competing at the ESEA Season 34: Premier Division - Europe, where they are sitting at 14th place with a 3-3 record, and in LOOT.BET Season 7, in which FATE lost their opening match against Nemiga (0-2) and are now set to face Hard4U on Tuesday, June 16 at 10:55 CEST.
Written by KrajnikT
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