On Sunday, eUnited announced through their official twitter account that they have revamped their roster. The organization has signed the majority of the Swole Patrol roster that includes, Anthony “vanity” Malaspina, Victor “food” Wong and Edgar “MarkE” Jimenez. To make room on the roster eUnited will be parting ways with Mike “dapr” Gulino and Will “dazzLe” Loafman. Kaleb “moose” Jayne and Austin “Cooper” Abadir will anchor the squad with Cooper assuming the responsibility of captain.
“In preparation for a huge year of competitive Counter Strike action, eUnited has made several roster transactions that will transform eUnited’s potential as a top rated, North American squad,” the release said.
“This has been a very difficult year for eUnited Counter Strike. We are very proud of what we have accomplished and plan to improve upon our successes from 2018. With that being said our organization has identified that the best option for our team is a culture shift,” Daniel Clerke, eUnited’s General Manager said. “I am deeply saddened to have to move on from Will and Mike. This past year with them has been incredible and I wish them both the best in their futures not only as players but as people who I have become friends with. However, I am very optimistic and excited for the potential with the new team and am excited for a complete reset for 2019.”
All three new players bring years of experience to the table. MarkE, who will join food as a rifler, has previously spent time as a member of NRG Esports. Newcomer vanity will assume the role of in-game leader, which in the past has been a point of weakness for eUnited.
“Since joining eUnited the culture has been pretty unsteady,” Cooper said. “With this group of players joining I can be fully confident in the roster. Vanity will bring a new perspective to calling for the team and I am very excited about the potential and the future.”
eUnited is not currently ranked in the Top 30 and has struggled of late taking a 7th-8th at the Americs Minor Championship and a 5th-8th at the StarSeries & i-LEAGUE CSGO Season 7 North American qualifier.
- Kaleb “moose” Jayne
- Austin “Cooper”Abadir
- Anthony “vanity” Malaspina
- Victor “food” Wong
- Edgar “MarkE” Jimenez.