PENTA Sports Acquires Ad Finem, Signs GOING IN
Due to the fact that the rookie lineup only just formed a couple of months ago, in January, there is little to say about GOING IN. Since forming they have come in fourth place at the 14th and 15th European ProDotA Cup, and second at the first European open qualifier for the Kiev Major. Prior to the team’s formation, support/solo mid player Mathis “Jabbz” Friesel played on a number of lesser-known teams such as Team Bad English and GOOMBA Gaming; he has primarily competed in minor events and qualifiers. The entire lineup consists of the following:
- Mathis “Jabbz” Friesel
- Jamal “Blazemon” Sohail
- Dino “dnz” Šavuk
- Max “Mikey” Barke
- Oliver “Skiter” Lepko
Meanwhile, Ad Finem began establishing their foothold in the scene towards the end of 2015. It wasn’t until their team put on a spectacular performance at The Boston Major, where they placed second after losing to OG 1-3 in the Grand Finals, that the community began to pay much attention to them, though. Unfortunately, soon after their lineup received a direct invite to the Kiev Major, the entirety of Ad Finem’s Dota 2 roster chose to not renew their contracts with the organization.
“The purpose and aim of this partnership is to continue with the same recipe and passion we have previously shown. Our aim is to conquer the summit of the Dota 2 scene and beyond,” Ad Finem said in a statement posted with the announcement, “ … PENTA Sports assists us with strategic aims, the expertise, capabilities and experience to create a force that will claim a place in the best eSports clubs on the planet.”
PENTA Sports is no stranger to pro gaming. The German organization currently fields players for male and female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lineups, Hearthstone, Rainbow Six: Siege, H1Z1, Rocket League, Crossfire, and FIFA. PENTA Sports also sponsors a number of streamers, including cutielieplayrs and loryy1990. They previously supported a team for Dota 2, which was signed just a few weeks ago, but it is assumed that the lineup has since been released.
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