Breakaway Esports Announces Counter Strike
Breakaway didn’t wait long before getting the ball rolling, and the organization jumped into CS:GO, picking up Alec “Noisia” Gulabovski, Andrew “YDNA” Adams and Luke “Llamas” Merchant from the Rise and Grind roster before rounding it out with Jared “HaZR” O’Bree from Avant Gaming. All of the players have had storied careers and now the time has come for them to elevate their careers to the next level.
Asking Noisia about what it’s like to be part of Breakaway, he had this to say
“Yeah, I think being apart of Breakaway is different, it gives you the sense of something bigger despite being relatively new to the scene. It ties into representing an organisation with a traditional sporting team, it’s a unique feeling there’s a level of professionalism with how they conduct themselves that isn’t common in esports. Being the first CS team representing Breakaway gives us a unique opportunity to leave an impression on the scene and really lay foundations that will cement the organisation in years to come.”
The team burst onto the scene very quickly, currently competing in the ESL AU/NZ Championship as well as the CyberGamerAUS Platinum League and the ESEA Mountain Dew League. In the ESL Championship, Breakaway is currently sitting fourth after 12 games, taking it to many of the best teams in the region and putting up spectacular performances in each match. The team is gelling nicely and their performances are going to get better.
Speaking of performance, Breakaway is also showing up in other competitions as they look to make their run through the Platinum League as well as ESEA’s MDL. They’ve only just started but with the team making progress every day, they’re well positioned to make deep runs into those competitions.
CS:GO is one of the most popular esports in the world, and was the first major step that Breakaway took into esports. Breakaway GM, Freddie “sheepOCE” Tresidder had this to say.
“CSGO was an area we needed to be in to achieve the goals that make up the fabric of Breakaway Esports, and the opportunity to pick up Alec and the rest of the squad was one we certainly couldn’t ignore. We’re confident that under our umbrella the squad to rise to new heights, both regionally and internationally, and I’m personally excited to see our plan go into action to elevate these players to the next level.”
As we gear up to be an even bigger force in Oceanic CS:GO, Breakaway is one of six teams participating in the Let’s Play Live Pro ANZ Invitational, looking to take a big chunk of the $10,000 prize pool away from Oceanic powerhouses Grayhound Gaming as well as the extremely talented lineups of Tainted Minds, Legacy Esports and Chiefs Esports Club. Breakaway is confident that the team can go toe-to-toe with the very best, to keep up with the action make sure to follow the team on Twitter for all the latest!