Denial Esports acquires fan-favorite CS:GO squad amid funding woes - Dexerto

Denial Esports acquires fan-favorite CS:GO squad amid funding woes

Published: 28/Jan/2019 22:37 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 0:36

by Alan Bernal


One of CS:GO’s most inspiring up-and-coming teams, Bravado Gaming’s Project Destiny, just landed what seems to be a permanent spot, relieving them of their viral funding woes.

Project Destiny was the tag that Bravado gave its CS:GO team made up of incredibly talented South African talent, to train and compete in the United States, but after difficulties for its funding forced them to crowdfund for answers, things were looking grim.

Now, a resurgent Denial Esports has come forward to save Project Destiny as the org finalized proceedings to welcome the South Africans to the Wolfpack.

The roster move will see Aran ‘Sonic’ Groesbeek, Ruan ‘ELUSIVE’ van Wyk, Johnny ‘JT’ Theodosiou, and Rhys ‘Fadey’ Armstrong with coach Tiaan ‘T.C.’ Coertzen representing Denial Esports.

The captain of the squad, Dimitri ‘Detrony’ Hadjipaschali has decided to stay with Bravado to continue in the South African org’s undisclosed future goals.

Before the signing, Bravado had resorted to Indiegogo to help crowdfund their place on the international stage, but since the team has been signed to another org it will issue refunds for campaign donors

Bravado GamingAlthough a sad end to the team’s narrative, a new chapter for the inspirational squad begins.

While Bravado was sad to see the end of Project Destiny, the org made sure to let supporters know that they will be “continuing its efforts to establish a world-class Counter-Strike team.”

Since ownership shifted to CEO of MoneyMatches Zach Smith and Patrick ‘BlackBeardAP’ E. Smith Sr., Denial has been on a series of signings spanning the entire esports landscape, and now fans of the org will have a CS:GO team to cheer on.


Poizon: Complexity’s CS:GO prodigy turned AWP God

Published: 22/Oct/2020 19:28

by Lauren Bergin


From the ashes rise the phoenix: how Poizon helped Complexity upset the CS:GO pro scene.

With a history stretching as far back as 2013, Complexity Gaming have become one of the staple teams in the European CS:GO scene. However, CEO Jason Lake made the decision that 2020 was going to be the year Complexity became more than just a staple: they were here to dominate.

Picking up Valentin ‘poizon’ Vasilev from the tier 2 scene to add some precision to the squad in the AWS position. Although, some fans weren’t sure whether poizon was the player for the job.

The Blast Premier Spring 2020 Regular Season allowed poizon to show off his skills, ending in Complexity making it to second place, followed by a strong performance at DreamHack Open Anaheim.

This, coupled with a deal with ESL, secured a coveted place at ESL Pro League Season 11. Despite poizon being seriously injured, his prowess led to the team securing 10th to 12th place. This set them up beautifully for their dominant performance in the European finals, which they ultimately won due to insane plays from poizon.

It’s safe to say that poizon is Complexity’s secret weapon, and it’ll be exciting to watch his journey.