The year 2016 is nearly over. With just some hours left we want to take a look back at it.
During the last year we’ve had ups and down, just like everyone else. Even though this year was the first one after we decided where we want to be with Wolves eSports in the future and we mainly worked on getting the foundations done, it was a decent year for us. With Gamers Apparel we managed to get the first big partner for Wolves in February. We published our new homepage in May and went on to pick up some talented teams over the next few months. With expeditions into S.K.I.L.L Special Force 2, Combat Arms, and Crossfire we tested the waters in smaller games that are not part of the mainstream eSport titles. We went over the pond to pick up a North American Rainbow Six: Siege team which in the end didn’t work out as we all hoped. For a short period of time Wolves even had a console team as well.
Our first tournament win however comes from our old Trackmania guys who went on to win the ESL Trackmania Canyon Endurance Premiership Season 2 where they faced tough opposition in players from Team Dignitas or Euronics Gaming. The final race was a nailbiter until the end but we managed to pull through. It took some time to see Wolves eSports win a tournament again but when it happens, it happens three times in a row as Benjamin “wusi” Baye from our Super Smash Bros roster wins three consecutive events in a row. To be fair, Smash in general delivers great results whenever they participate but winning three in a row is extremely strong! Congratulations again!
Towards the end of the year we picked up an Overwatch roster which managed to get to the semi-finals of the Reddit EU Championship where they put up a fight against Oslo Lions but fell short in the end. Wolves eSports also merged with Actin eSports and acquired squads in Hearthstone and FIFA that hopefully bring joy to the Wolves family in 2017.
Looking ahead at 2017 we hope to keep up the results as they have been in the second half of 2016 and to strengthen the presence of Wolves eSports in the scene with additional teams in different games. Unfortunately, there’s also have bad news for the start of 2017 as NoScope Gaming Glasses, a partner we’ve had for a year now, officially closes their business with the end of 2016.
To sum it up: it has been quite a ride. We are happy with where we are at now but we are confident that we can further push Wolves eSports in the upcoming months as we have some things lined up!
Finally, Wolves eSports wishes their fans and followers, as well as everyone involved with our project a Happy New Year! See you soon!