10 May 2018
Eds: This is a follow up interview to the recent announcement that Energy eSports picked up Skeletons Again as their CS:GO new academy team.
Energy eSports are seemingly full of announcements lately! After a period of relative quiet from the well-regarded multi-gaming organization, we’ve seen a veritable flurry of activity. They first announced the resumption of their partnership with MSI just a few weeks ago. It was followed up the bombshell that their serial title-winning CS:GO team would be picking up young prodigy Gareth “MisteM” Ries. Now, we’ve recently got the news that they’ve pulled off another coup.
The erstwhile Skeletons Again lineup have joined Energy eSports as their Academy side. Skeletons Again are a good team with some very skilled and experienced, though still relatively young players. The team currently sits at the top of the VS Gaming Premier Division table and looks very likely to gain entry to Masters at the next promotion/ relegation due at the end of the leg. Their acquisition could prove to be a masterstroke by the Energy management. They might have gotten a Masters team and a worthy scrim partner for the main side in one fell swoop.
Straight from the source
I managed to grab Nico “Dweezil” Devonport of Energy Academy for a quick chat.
axtremes: You spent some time as an independent roster. Was it difficult without an MGO backing you? Were you actively looking for an MGO to play for?
Dweezil: We were lucky that we had no LAN tournaments to participate in. This suited us as we had no funding to back the team (other than personal funding), which we would’ve needed for travel and accommodation for the event. I would not say we were “actively” looking for an organisation. However, we were open to all offers given to us and had conversations with the team and the organisation. We were waiting for the perfect MGO for our team and our needs, rather than jumping on the first offer that came along.
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