GankStars & Nemesis Become Unity
Some have seen it coming ever since FooJee has moved from Nemesis to GankStars. Others thought it impossible. Since the very beginning of Vainglory and until recently, the tournaments in NA have been dominated by Nemesis, GankStars, or both. GS vs NEM was the event to watch, the rivalry to follow. And, frankly, sometimes even the teams themselves took it too far, exchanging words that would be regretted later.
We have all grown since then. We met in-person; turns out people are much nicer this way than they are behind a computer screen. We danced with LostBoyToph, drank with Hardek, and even saw Oldskool move to Nemesis. With Chicken123 gone, Oldskool there, LostBoyToph now in Ardent, and FooJee in GankStars, it's hard to tell who is playing for what team anymore. We're all in this together.
What is easy to tell is the threat we're facing. TSM has arrived in NA; G2, SK, and TS - in EU. Other big orgs are looming on the horizon. Grassroots orgs are finding it harder to compete for players and to come up with the design & marketing resources. What these orgs do have is great players, veterans of the game. The problem was that the players were not united, but spread across various teams.
But together we're strong. Together we are a force to reckon with. Together we are the collective experience, wisdom, and hope of the Vainglory grassroots movement. Together we're Unity eSports.
Please join us in celebrating the most unlikely of mergers, and yet the most obvious one if you think hard about it - the merger of Team Nemesis and GankStars eSports into Unity eSports! With that, we present to you Unity's Spring 2016 VGL roster:
NA - Team Legend: IraqiZorro, Hardek, and R3cKeD. Koedz will sub.
NA - Team Reckless: Oldskool, VONC, and Ezadox. iLoveJoseph will sub.
EU - Team Cerberus: TetnoJJ, L3oN, Emirking, and AeOn. majestiC will sub (he decided to not accept TS offer after all... welcome, majestiC!)
With more people to manage and doubling of our efforts on community projects, FooJee, a long-time entrepreneur and manager, will be joining PwntByUkrainian in full-time organization management. Stussy will shift focus to management as well.
Spring is the time to look toward the new year. It is the time to put the past behind us and try something new. It is the time to unite and dominate the Fold once again!
Nem & GS
[This was an April Fools prank]