IraqiZorro Returns to NA, Seeks Sirius Players
The other day Hamza reached 10,000 followers on Mobcrush. His fans love him for his modesty, and perhaps he just lets his record speak for itself. To date, IraqiZorro has placed top 3 in every competition he had ever participated in, all across the world. Most recently, his team secured 2nd seed going into European Summer Live Championships.
After a successful season in Europe, despite obvious difficulties such as an often-laggy connection, Hamza seeks to return back to NA for Fall of 2016 to rebuild GankStars Sirius and aim at winning the World Championship. If you're a top player in North America who genuinely, passionately shares that goal, please message him or PwntByUkrainian.
GankStars Secures 1st Long-Term P-1 Visa in Vainglory
To our disbelief, in March the US government only issued Iraqi a 3-day visa. But we didn't give up, and 5 months later we're happy to announce that IraqiZorro now has a P-1 athlete visa valid through April of 2018. Not only does this allow IraqiZorro to attend Live Championships and other events in North America, but it also enables him to come down and train with his team. Damn, it feels good to be a GankStar! Expect more news related to this soon.
What does this mean for Cerberus? We're looking for a jungler or laner to replace Iraqi. Once found, Cerberus is all set for a great Fall 2016 season. Are you this someone in EU? Message IraqiZorro, TetnoJJ, or mm1990 to apply.
PwntByUkrainian to Return to Managing Competitive
GankStars had always been at the intersection of competitive and community. It's a tough spot to be in as both require resources and mental bandwidth. However, no matter how many times we discuss the issue, we simply don't see ourselves becoming competitive-only. Helping build the VG scene alongside other community leaders is just part of our DNA. Just like with everything else in life, though, the trick is balance.
In March of 2016 we launched GankStars Academy and it was an instant success. The community support for this project is tear-worthy: negative YouTube comments on our videos are virtually non-existent and the ratio of thumbs down to thumbs up (excluding the sponsored Amazon Coins video) is at 0.6% at the time of this post. That's nearly 150 thumbs up for every 1 thumbs down. WOW, thank you!! That said, the amount of management effort the project took so far had been colossal and our North American competitive team suffered as a result of drained resources.
GankStars Galaxy will try to carry on the project without Pwnt this Fall. He will instead focus on recruitment, non-gameplay coaching, player happiness & promotion, sponsor acquisition, and multi-game expansion. This is a great time to be a GankStar: we've never been more transparent, more inclusive, and more organized!
In Other News
Are you on Facebook? Keep in touch with us! Our page is all set up now. You should expect many more giveaways and fun events from us soon :)
We will be selling hats and stickers at the North American Summer Live Championships, so stop by the merch booth! We'll also be selling GS jerseys at the European Summer Live Championships - pick one up!
If you can't attend the Championships in-person, you can purchase an official GS jersey here for $50, with free worldwide shipping!
Stay tuned for more news soon, and thank you all for your amazing support. Our fans are with us through thin and thick - you ROCK!