ESL Meisterschaft Division 3 is back

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The ESL Meisterschaft Division 3 has started a few days ago and our Counterstrike: Global Offensive team heads into the season today with two matches later in the evening!

The ESL Meisterschaft, for short ESLM, is split in three divisions and is limited to teams from Switzerland, Austria and Germany. The ESL Meisterschaft Division 3 is being held on the ESEA platform while the ESL itself hosts Division 1 and 2 themselves. Over the next weeks the teams battle it out for a playoff spot for a chance to be promoted into Division 2 and ultimately being one step closer to the highest competition in Germany.

The first two matches for Wolves eSports CSGO will be against sucking5 and ieS Virtual Gaming on de_dust2 and de_overpass respectively. With a record of 10-6 in the last season the team secured a playoffs spot which is the goal for this season as well. Two wins to start into the ESLM Division 3 would be a fantastic start for the Wolves and would put us on a decent way towards achieving said goal.

However, the ESLM is not the only competition that is going into a new season as the 99Damage Liga is starting at the end of the month. The sign-ups close on the 26th of September and the groups will be published shortly after. Wolves CSGO is starting in Division 3 there as well and no matter the teams that are being drawn into our group the goal is to reach the playoffs in the 99Liga as well.

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The Howl #4 – Counterstrike

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It’s been a long time since we did a Howl here at Wolves eSports but it is back! This is Howl number 4 and this time our Counterstrike: Global Offensive team is answering a few questions after a busy few weeks with a lot of CS action going on all over the place.

Lineup Wolves eSports CSGO:
Andreas “Myschoo” Rändler
Niklas “sIKK.” Welk
Marcel “FleX” Fischer
Danny “Fl!NT” Decker
Jonas “Müller” Müller

We had all 5 players answering some of the questions with Marcel “FleX” Fischer taking care of the team related questions. Let’s jump straight into it!

Hello Marcel, we usally start with a short introduction about the player or the team. Would you be so kind to introduce yourself
FleX: Hey, my name is Marcel, or FleX ingame. I am 19 years old and together with Myschoo, Müller, FL!NT and siKK., I am playing Counterstrike here at Wolves eSports. My main role is the AWP. I managed to gather some experience in the 2nd Division of the 99Damage Liga and the ESL Pro Series (now called ESL Meisterschaft). We’re currently trying to play our way to the top of the German scene.

Before we go any further, what are some of your hobbies outside of gaming?
FleX: I enjoy doing sports such as tennis, table tennis or billiard with my friends.
Müller: Besides esports I am fascinated by history and languages. Both are interests I’d like to pursue in the future.
FL!NT: I’m interested in anything related to media design. Doesn’t matter if it’s photo editing, video editing, 3D modeling or even level design. There are practically no limits when it comes to your own creativity in these.
sIKK.: In my free time I’m usually out with friends, play billiard, or go swimming. I’m adding diving soon, though. I’m also into spiritual things such as meditation or lucid dreaming and read quite a few books about it.
Myschoo: Apart from CSGO and work I don’t have that much time for other things. I’m doing sports and go out with friends but not that much more to be honest.

Pretty much all the leagues you guys play in are in off-season at the moment and you spend a lot of time preparing for them to start. What are the goals in the 99 Damage Liga and the ESL Meisterschaft?
FleX: The goal in both leagues is the promotion into their respective second division. With a good preparation we have a decent shot at it in my opinion and we have small advantage as it seems like we are the only German team that is going into the new season with the same lineup. Of course, there are some good teams waiting for us but I’d cheekily say there are no teams in either 3rd division that we aren’t able to beat.

You attended the Supreme Masters in Switzerland not too long ago and since some time has past after the event, how would you describe your experience?
FleX: The event itself was, for it’s first iteration, relatively well organised. A bit of delay and a lack of stream coverage are my main points of criticism. And even if the Supreme Masters haven’t been what we hoped for in terms of results we were able to learn a lot during and after the event. Our team chemistry is even better than before. I’m not just playing with team mates but with friends which is an important point for me. If you put in a lot of work and invest a decent amount of time, having fun is critical as it would quickly wear down your motivation. We have a clear plan and goals ahead that we willingly invest everything we have into to achieve them!

Let’s talk about something else! Who is the one responsible for the tactics and who is calling during the matches?
FleX: I’m the one preparing most of our tactics, executes and our play style in general. However, sIKK. is the one who is calling in game.

Real talk now: Who is the worst learner in the team when it comes to tactics and grenades?
FleX: Everyone is learning rather fast. Sadly, the same goes for forgetting them though.

Why do you guys play CSGO and not a different game? What keeps you playing?
FleX: The incredibly amount of depth and that you can always improve.
Müller: For me, CSGO is the only game that managed to keep me hooked over a longer period of time and even with bigger breaks I was able to get back into it comfortably.
FL!NT: CSGO offers an incredible amount of depth when it comes to tactics and individual play style. You can learn something new and useful every day and the meta changes from time to time which keeps CSGO fun and engaging.
sIKK.: A team based shooter with sometimes wonky mechanics. What more do you want?
Myschoo: It’s the only competitive game that motivates me and I have fun with long term.

Follow up question coming in. If you could not play CSGO ever again, what game would you play competitively, if any?
FleX: I most likely wouldn’t play any other game competitively but rather spend my evenings playing different games for a few hours. You never know what the features holds, though.
Müller: I’d defnitely switch to PUBG as every FPS esport title motivates me.
FL!NT: I would take a look at Rainbow Six:Siege as it offers the same amount of tactical depth as CSGO, maybe even more. The mechanical skills are similiar despite different gun play, too.
sIKK.: I wouldn’t play any other game as esports takes a lot of dedication when it comes to time investment which is something I most likely won’t do again.
Myschoo: If CSGO wouldn’t exist anymore, i’d maybe try League of Legends without investing as much time as I did with CSGO and focus on real life more.

 

Let’s talk about the pro scene now. It’s always interesting to know who you guys support and cheer for during the major or any other event. Let us know who your favourite team and player is!
FleX: I cheer for BIG as they are the best German team since a long time and always put in everything they got. When it comes to players, “ISSAA” from HellRaisers. He came into FPL as a nobody, always chased his dream and now qualified for the Major. You can tell there is a strong dedication and love for the game.
Müller: The old TSM, now Astralis, is the perfect example for a CSGO team in my mind and it would be a dream to even just get close to those players. Talking about individual players I have to say “s1mple” as he’s the best player in the world and his skill is unmatched even on the highest level of competition.
FL!NT: It’s BIG for me. For me, they are the German national team in a sense as they represent Germany in the highest CSGO competitions out there. My favourite player is “tabseN”.
sIKK.: BIG for me as well. Their team spirit and their motivation inspire. Talking about players, shox is my favourite, He’s an insane player with a lot of game sense.
Myschoo: NiP and “GeT_RiGhT” all the way! They’re just one of the, if not the most likeable team and person in CSGO. I follow them ever since I knew about CSGO.

What is your favourite Counterstrike moment of all times when it comes to the pro scene?
FleX: BIG going 3:0 in groups at the Krakow Major, especially the extremely close 16:14 win. I can’t recall I ever yelled and cheered so loud and much before.
Müller: The “Olofboost” from FNATIC at the Dreamhack Winter 2014 tournament. They’ve shown how many possibilities there are to win the game which no other game offers in my opinion.
FL!NT: When it comes to events, it’s BIG live at the ESL One Cologne. The atmosphere and the feeling to cheer for BIG was legendary. My favourite moment however was at the ESL One Cologne in 2014. Hiko, back then playing for cloud9, vs dignitas. It was one of the first moment that gave me goosebumps after Anders and Semmler went crazy while casting it.
sIKK.: I was attending the ESL Meisterschafts finals when Euronics Gaming won the title with FaveN.
Myschoo: Happy’s Deagle ace against TSM. It was simply an insanely strong play from Happy and I loved how the caster reacted to it.

Last but not least, this is where you can say whatever you want! Well, maybe not everything but you get the idea. Go!
FL!NT: We settled quite well at Wolves and are extremely happy with the communication between the players and the management. The support we received from Wolves eSports and their partners that allowed us to attend the Supreme Masters in Switzerland is fantastic, thanks for that! I’m excited for the next seasons!
Müller: I hope the cooperation between the organisation and the team continues to be this well and I’m happy my team and I have found a home. This is not always easy and hasn’t been in the past.
sIKK.: A huge thank you to Wolves eSports as they made this whole experience possible and I hope we’re onto a bright future. #KeepHowling!
Myschoo: The best thing will always be to attend offline events with the boys. The feeling, the hype, the motivation and the focus while rocking the jersey sitting next to each other is just indescribable. We thank Wolves and their partners that allowed us to experience a wonderful event in Switzerland.

 

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Supreme Masters Recap

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The Supreme Masters in Amriswil, Switzerland have been the first offline event for our CSGO team under the banner of Wolves eSports. A difficult group stage draw with mYinsanity, Lyngby Vikings and fellow Germans Team Sharx meant that the team had be to on-point from the get-go.

Our first match of the double elimination group stage had us face mYinsanity on Inferno. Not getting on the board during the first couple of rounds meant that the Swiss players were able to get into the zone while we unfortunately struggled to find any success on either the Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist side as mYinsanity took the map with 16-1. The first elimination matched us with Team Sharx who were overrun 16-2 by Lyngby Vikings in their first match of the tournament. Two maps later, Inferno (16-9) and Cache (16-3), we eliminated Team Sharx from the tournament and guaranteed ourselves another shot at playoffs.

Wolves eSports versus mYinsanity in a best-of-three to determine who continues their tournament journey and who will be eliminated from contention.

Map 1 – Cache
The first map to be played was Cache and it has been a close map throughout all stages. We managed to get slightly ahead and secured map point but failed to convert it as mYinsanity secured themselves overtime. We quickly got to map point once more but our opponents managed to hang on and forced a second overtime. Again, we needed one more round to take the win on map 1 but yet again we did not convert it. During the third overtime, we have had no luck  and ultimately lost the map 22-25.

Map 2 – Overpass
Another close map and another close lead for Wolves. However, while we did not close it out immediately, we also did not allow mYinsanity to come back and force snother overtime as we managed to take the win 16-13, forcing map three in this series.

Map 3 – Inferno
The deciding map is the one that we lost to the Swiss in our first match of the tournament and with the confidence gathered during the last two maps we hoped it would go differently this time around. However, it unfortunately did not as we were unable to find a solution to the opponents’ setup and ended up being eliminated from the tournament with a 2-16 loss on Inferno.

In the end, our CSGO players have learned a lot attending the Supreme Masters and ultimately identified areas in which they need to improve. It was a pleasure to compete and despite our early exit and several technical difficulties it was a great journey as it has been the first big offline event for a Wolves eSports team.

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Wolves at Supreme Masters

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Today, the biggest Counterstrike: Global Offensive LAN in Switzerland starts – the Supreme Masters.

As of the invited teams from Germany, Wolves eSports is one of 28 teams fighting for the total prize pool of 7500 CHF, roughly 6630€, that will be split among the top 4 teams. The tournament starts with a double eliminiation group stage in either groups of 3 or 4. The initial match is being played in a Best-of-One, while all other matches in groups and the playoffs up until the Grand Final will be played in BO3’s. The final is a BO5.

Overview of the Groups:

Group A
Dr. Pepper Team
NecroRaisers
Gaijin
Venninagate
Group B
NinjaServ eSport
eRazed
Tentakel.Pro
Group C
Represent Gaming
Team Superior
Team Sir
Immortal Teamwork
Group D
Granit Gaming
Sørby Esport Academy
TwinFerno
Group E
Dark Tigers
SILENTGAMING
overclocked
Royal Helvetic
Group F
eEriness
Intense
ArcticGaming
Group G
Wolves eSports
Lyngby Vikings
Team Sharx
mYinsanity
Group H
HYDR eSport
Allround-PC
Marabunta Gaming

Schedule:
The event goes from the 31st of August until the 2nd of September. Friday will feature Round 1 and 2 matches of the group stage, Saturday will see the Decider Matches of each group, the Round of 16, the quarter finals and the first semi final. Sunday is champiosnhip day as the 2nd semi final and the grand final will be played. We are excited to see the event start and our team compete offline for the first time under the Wolves banner.

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New Sponsor: SUMMACUM

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Wolves eSports acquires a new sponsor and partners up with SUMMACUM.

The partnership with SUMMACUM is just another step towards the right direction for Wolves eSports and our longterm goals. It will enable us to continue working on our overall improvement and help the brand Wolves eSports grow in the upcoming months. We certainly hope both parties benefit from this partnership and can elevate both SUMMACUM and Wolves into higher spheres.

About SUMMACUM:
SUMMACUM is a self-liquidising granule in form of pellets that boosts your cognitive abilities as well as your ability to concentrate just 20 minutes after use. As a result, your ability to react is increased and your focus is sharpened. It can be used while studying, at your job or in sports and esports.

Website: www.summacum.works
Facebook: SUMMACUM
Instagram: summacum_performance
Twitter: @summacum_works

 

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Return to Overwatch

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Some of you may know that once Wolves eSports had an Overwatch team. Now, we’re happy to announce a new one!

Overwatch never really left our minds and we recently decided to give the game another go with Wolves. That, plus one team search later, puts us where we are today as we welcome our new all-German Overwatch team that is representing the colours of Wolves starting today.

Although the team is a new one and has just recently formed, we believe that there is untapped potential that can be unlocked in the future. Both the team and Wolves see this acquisition and partnership as a longterm project and can’t wait to see how it will turn out in the end. The team will represent Wolves in any competition they will join, most notably the Overwatch Open Division that is starting on August 14th.

Lineup Wolves eSports Overwatch:
Stephanie “freexfly” D.
Florian “Nair0” H.
Ralph “realgeizt” R.
Simon “naive” W.
Robert “HetePetete” F.
Daniel “zPrefection” S.

Statement Wolves eSports Overwatch:
“We’re happy to announce that we have finally found our home in Wolves eSports! We would like to thank Wolves and partners for signing us as their Overwatch team. Of course we’ll do our best to achieve decent results in leagues and tournaments. Together with our new organisation we will have opportunities to grow as a team in the nearest future! Stay tuned and cheer for Wolves!”

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Team SkinBaron joins Wolves eSports

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We’re back! After quite some time we are finally back within the German Counterstrike scene with the former roster of Team SkinBaron!

After a prolonged search in which we have talked to great teams and people, we have finally found a team that perfectly fits Wolves eSports in all areas. After the first meeting with our new team we have seen that it would make sense for both sides longterm and we can’t wait for them to represent Wolves from now on.

While the team did not make it into Division 2 of the ESL Meisterschaft after a loss against EnRo Griffins, they still have the chance to make it into Division 2 of the 99Damage Liga in the upcoming playoffs. Apart from that, the team will represent Wolves eSports at the SUPREME MASTERS LAN in Amriswil, Switzerland from August 31st – September 2nd. As one of 32 teams, they will fight for their share of the 6475€  prize pool against teams such as Berzerk, mYinsanity, eEriness, and eSuba just to name a few.

In the upcoming months, the team is going to give it their all to achieve the goals they have set themselves – Division 2 of the ESLM and the 99Liga. We believe that these goals are certainly possible and hope that both Wolves and the team will benefit from the combined efforts we are putting in.

Please welcome the newest addition to the Wolves family,

Wolves eSports CSGO Germany
Andreas “Myschoo” Rändler
Niklas “sIKK.” Welk
Marcel “FleX” Fischer
Danny “Fl!nt” Decker
Jonas “Müller” Müller

With the announcement of a German CSGO team, we are still on the look-out for a European team but stay tuned for more great news coming in the next few days!

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Farewell, Vainglory!

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We are announcing our departure from the Vainglory scene with immediate effect and say farewell, Vainglory!

While our time with Vainglory was short compared to some of the other organisations out there that recently left the scene, we had a joyful run while it lasted. We would like to thank all of our former and current players for spending their time with us and wish them all the best in the future as they explore other options.

A special thanks goes out to Alexander “Keygasza” R., who was our entry point to the scene and also turns his back to Vainglory going forward. His dedication towards the game and Wolves was nothing short of amazing and we are glad that he was the one in charge of the team here at Wolves eSports.

Overall we have been disappointed with how issues outside of Wolves were handled and do not believe we would be able to field a team that represents Wolves eSports in a way that we would deem acceptable.

Statement Alexander “Keygasza” R.:
“The biggest reason for leaving Vainglory is the unprofessionality in the scene. Super Evil Megacorp not really showing the best way to handle things impacts most of the competitive teams too. Pro players should be people to look up to, not someone toxic who just happens to be superior in terms of skill. And with that out of the way, we get to the next point: It is not only about how good you are. This is heavily misunderstood but being a good player is never the top priority for any organisation to pick you up or at least shouldn’t be. If you show you can’t be presented to the sponsors and fans you won’t have a chance longterm. I initially joined Vainglory to improve the position of it’s esports but people are okay with it not growing. With a few exceptions almost everyone is blinded by their own arrogance and unflexibility of thoughts. “If I think it’s correct then it’s correct – no matter how much sense the other option makes”. With this immunity I will move forward to look for a more mature surrounding. I feel sad to just turn my back, but as it is Vainglory will never leave puberty. If I had the choice to pick from every player available in the game there would be less than 20 players I would consider and I have been in a team with most of them. I gave chances to more than 100 players over the years and there have been tons of disappointments.”

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Wolves now with Fortnite

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Fortnite is a massive phenomenon  that keeps growing and takes the first few steps into the world of esports.

We want to be a part of that and picked up a German Fortnite team that is going to represent Wolves eSports starting today!

While the Summer Skirmish, the official tournament by Epic Games, started off with quite a few problems, the community has been all over the possibility to compete against each other. We believe that with time the esports scene in Fortnite will start to grow and make use of the enormous player base the game has. To be ready for that, we decided to get into Fortnite as early as we possibly could with a team that fits our philosophy perfectly.

Lineup Wolves eSports Fortnite:
Tom “Destin” Mohr
Felix “TreffNix” Voß
Leon “Spicyacce” Schnur
Laurin “yourePRIME” Gregorowius

Statement Wolves eSports Fortnite:
“We’ve decided to part ways with our former clan JAEGER to start a new chapter in our Fortnite career together with Wolves eSports. We are determined and highly motivated to prove ourselves and are looking forward to a successful partnership with the Wolves!”

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Wolves enters Quake

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We’re happy to announce our entry into the competitive Quake scene with the addition of two swedish players to the Wolves family!

Arena shooters have been a part of esports for a long, long time and some of us closely followed those games over the years. While looking for new games to expand into, we’ve stumbled upon Quake Champions multiple teams but haven’t been able to find a suitable team or players for Wolves eSports which has changed now! We’re excited to see where the Quake journey takes us in the future!

The two new Swedes will be participating in upcoming 1v1 and 2v2 leagues and tournaments for Wolves eSports starting today and will also stream their gameplay on a regular basis.

Please welcome the Wolves eSports Quake roster:
Ola “Reknine” Magnusson
Mattias “Strydah” Ostrowski

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