Energy Esports was hit hard last year by the roster changes which happened in the CS:GO and Dota 2 scene which led to their decision to not partake in the Digital Gaming League Master series. The CS:GO team, however, continued to compete with an international appearance at the Copenhagen Games. Soon after, unfortunately, the CS:GO roster was once again hit with a major change up as both Tiaan “T.c” Coertzen and Stefan “NEFAN” Smit left the team leaving Energy once again in the rough as the scrambled for a new lineup. The rebuilt in time for the Digital Gaming Championships and managed to take the win amidst the premier league while their newly absorbed CS:GO Lineup (CarboN) took second place at the Masters.
KustoM, NEFAN, T.c, Takbok and Zeo at the Copenhagen Games, Denmark.
CarboN was recently hit by some significant roster changes ahead of the 2017 competitive season losing both JT and Fadey, but have rebuilt a considerably strong roster under the new Energy Esports banner.
The CS:GO Lineup is as follows:
Rieghardt “Flexi” Romatzki
Jan “Takbok” Theron
Trevor “Kani” Morley
Dominic “Domsterr” Sampaio
Stefan “Nefan” Smit (Captain)
The return of NEFAN is much anticipated as he fell off the map in 2016 and will return to compete once again.
Energy’s Dota 2 never really recovered, in my opinion, after losing their core roster to Bravado Gaming in 2014. The attempted to compete with a new team for the remainder of 2014 and 2015 but never really appeared to be of simular stature when compared to the team which then went on to win everything under the Bravado banner. The new Dota 2 lineup has some familiar faces and places itself near the top in terms of talent.
Wesley “momo” Rose
Nicholas “strike” Cheng
Martin “plic” Rothschild
Darron “Chelsea)” Reinhardt
Andrew “c1” Ferguson
The 2017 competitive season is going to be an exciting one as teams are now taking shape ahead of the first major tournaments. It’s good to see Energy Esports resurface and the competition is only going to grow stronger as the year kicks off.