Jok3r, Punisher Join GankStars C-OPS, Announcing EU team
NA Critical Ops
After securing a spot at the upcoming Critical Ops World Cup, some players on the team departed GankStars. By that time we learned quite a bit about Critical Ops, its community, and who is who among the players. The departures gave us an opportunity to put the newfound knowledge to work and build an even stronger team.
"I asked Vulcan, our then-captain of the team, to make the list of top 6 best players in all of Critical Ops, sorted by both skill and attitude. At the bottom of the list I saw: 'Jok3r - probably the best player in all of Critical Ops, but he no longer plays and won't join.'
Little did Vulcan know that writing those words was the equivalent of pushing my Activate button. The conversation flowed naturally: our vision for the team aligned perfectly with Jok3r's. He recommended we add Punisher to the conversation and an hour later, both started a trial period at GankStars." - PwntByUkrainian, Co-Owner of GankStars
That period ended last night when both Jok3r and Punisher declared they're excited to join the team on a long-term basis. Who are they?
Jok3r was the owner and leader of once-dominant SxC, and has played a number of FPS titles. With almost 50,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, he is a celebrity in the mobile FPS community. What truly drives Jok3r, however, is being on a team that takes both the game and sportsmanship seriously.
Punisher founded oL, an organization that for years dominated the mobile FPS scene, alongside SxC. Intelligent, mature, and a great player, Punisher's dream is the same as ours: to build a player-centric organization from the ground-up.
Jok3r: “We are proud and happy to announce that we are joining GankStars. This organization has experienced an awesome development in the last 2 years. After SxC Gaming and oL Gaming, this is the beginning of a new chapter for us, and our main goal is to get to the top of the Critical Ops rankings. Hope you folks will enjoy watching us complete in tournaments!"
Punisher: "So glad to be playing as a competitive Critical Ops player for GankStars. A very professional yet friendly eSports organization that believes in the competitive mobile FPS community. Excited to see what the future holds!"
EU Critical Ops
If you go to sleep dreaming of being on the best European Critical Ops team, having teammates that are as serious about competing as you are, and an organization that both challenges and supports you like no other - please reach out to our EU manager, mm1990. We're looking to find the best and brightest, so please be ready to submit history of tournament participation, references, etc.