Changes to the team structure

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Due to recent developments we have to announce a few changes to Wolves eSports in regards to the team structure going into 2019.

With immediate effect, we are saying Farewell to two teams – FIFA & Hearthstone. We intended to announce this at the end of the year but decided it would be unfair to our players and moved the announcement to the earliest date possible to allow them to pursue other options. Throughout the years Wolves eSports and the players from these two teams have had decent success and attended several offline events in both FIFA and Hearthstone. Among those were the DreamHack Leipzig, the Win The Winter tournament by TaKeTV, and multiple HCT Tour Stops in different countries.

We’d like to thank our players for their commitment and the time we spent together while wishing them all the best for their future endeavours.

What does this mean for Wolves eSports? Going into 2019, we are concentrating on team games a lot more. This means we are keeping the teams we currently have and intend to add teams in games that do not have a 1vs1 focus. We will announce more about this at the end of the year and in early 2019.

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Weekend Recap October 12-14

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The last weekend has been quite busy. We’ve seen Super Smash Bros player Benjamin “wusi” Baye compete at the Big PPM X in Berlin, the CSGO team had matches to play in several leagues and started their journey in the FoXRaiD Cup #6 while our Warcraft 3 players have had a busy schedule as well with the Americas Qualifier for the Warcraft Gold League Winter 2018 and other smaller tournaments. Let’s recap!

Super Smash Bros
At the Big PPM X in Berlin, Benjamin “wusi” Baye participated in the Smash 4 and the Brawl Singles tournaments. In the Smash 4 tournament, he managed to get into the winner bracket semi final where he dropped the match 2-3 vs Sodrek, having to compete in the lower bracket. There, he reached the lower bracket semi final in which he lost to Zebra, putting him at 4th place. In Brawl, wusi reached the winner bracket semi final again and again lost to Sodrek there. However, he went through the lower bracket and secured himself a spot in the grand final this time only to drop the match vs Sodrek again meaning wusi placed 2nd.

Counterstrike: Global Offensive
With several that needed to be played in the 99 Damage Liga and the ESL Meisterschaft, the team still found the time to compete in the FoXRaiD Cup #6, a 16 team tournament split over two weekends. The team was placed in Group B alongside Wio.rl, Turtle eSport Academy, and urFatality. In the first match, we faced urFatality and managed to grab a spot in the winner bracket final of Group B, where we took on Wio.rl. Again, the match was won and the team qualified for the playoff stage starting next weekend.

Warcraft 3
The Warcraft Gold League Winter 2018 is the most important tournament of the year and while Ilya “Sonik” Malish qualified through the first European qualifier, besting his team mate  Artem “Cash” Shirobokov in the lower bracket final to secure a spot at the tournament in China, Cash still has a chance to qualify at the second European qualifier on October 20th. During the last two days the Americas Qualifier took place and with Joaquin “Mackay” Ampuero participating one Wolf had a chance to qualify. Unfortunately, he lost his first round match and was eliminated in round 3 of the lower bracket, taking away his chance to join Sonik in China.

In the end, we’re happy with the results and hope to experience a lot of these weekends in the future!

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