IraqiZorro Leads GS Cerberus into Autumn, GreatkhALI Joins
Some time ago we posted about IraqiZorro returning to NA. We tried a number of combinations of players, and approached a great deal of them with offers. However, what made the most sense in the end was what we ended up with: an already-assembled, tight-knit team. Many fans first saw Oldskool and R3cKeD play together over a year ago at the first Vainglory World Invitational where they finished top 3 with FooJee. And Status has been playing with both of them for quite awhile. What makes sense is continuing on their success and helping them as a unit, and that's what we will be doing.
On the other side of the pond, GankStars Cerberus would hurt in some key ways had it lost the depth, experience, and prowess of IraqiZorro. GreatkhALI is a very strong player who synergizes well with the team - Cerberus would have had a good run with him as a starter. However, a team is more than a collection of mechanically-sound individuals, and this is where Iraqi shines: serving as a glue that makes the team stronger. During Autumn 2016, IraqiZorro will continue leading Cerberus as well as provide insight and input for our NA players on Sirius.
GankStars always strived to be a meritocracy, and GreatkhALI joins as a full-fledged member who will jump into the games as needed. Ali has shown outstanding performance during his time with mousesports, and we're very excited to see him perform alongside TetnoJJ, nettetoilette, IraqiZorro, L3oN, and AeOn. The latter two remain strong substitute options - perhaps L3oN can travel this season? Fingers crossed.
Needless to say, we're super excited for this Autumn season. It's a long road from here to Worlds in December, but... damn it feels good to be a GankStar!