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H2K Drops Legends; Picks Up Begrip

After being unable to find a solid starting five, H2K-Gaming disbands their Counter Strike lineup and picks up a much younger team, Begrip.

H2K-Gaming, a team known for their strong presence in the European CoD scene, is rumored to have pulled the plug on their CS team following a year of near constant roster changes and poor results domestically and internationally.

The only bright spot the team had while with the organization was their second place finish at WCG Sweden, beating out every other team to qualify for the biggest event of the year.

However, almost immediately after the event, two of their young stars, Johan 'face' Klasson and Frej 'kHRYSTAL' Sjöström, both leaving their team to join the likes of SK-gaming, one of the most prestigious organizations in CS history. Since then they have almost a completely different roster, with one of the only original members of the team leaving to join the recently revived MYM.

Rakaka.se reports that that may be one of the reasons for the change, despite their strong core of veterans in Abdisamad "SpawN" Mohamed, Mattias "Snajdan" Andersen and Kristoffer "Tentpole" Nordlund, the fact that the team has had a hard time finding a final two says alot of about the current situation for the team.

Abdisamad "SpawN" Mohamed told his website, spawnblog.com, that:

"I tried to make a comeback to professional gaming because of my love to the game, but I must admit that I can’t keep up with both work and gaming at a professional level, so I have made the decision to let the younger generation take over – the competition is very good! I have had a great time in H2k and really appreciate the chance to play at a top level again, but I have realized that I am getting old and therefore I will focus my energy on other activities that can benefit eSports, such as using my professional experience and passion for the game to develop the ideal gear for professional gaming."

Manager of H2K-gaming Rudy van der Reest, of h2k-gaming.eu, added to that, saying he:

"believed in the lineup we had, even with some changes the last few weeks. I supported Abdisamad and his team totally in every way I could. Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to Kristoffer, Mattias and Abdisamad, good luck in everything you will do. H2k will have a look on the next steps on Counter-Strike 1.6."

Only moments later they announced that they have acquired one of the EPS Nordic competitors Begrip Gaming, which featured a former H2K player Samuel "Zyppe" Martinsson as well as the players of the former coldfrag.

Abdisamad "SpawN" Mohamed will stay on to give the team advice as coach, being one of the few coaches in Professional CS.

New player Andre "BARBARR" Möller told H2k-gaming.eu that:

“Today is a bitter sweet day, but mostly a sweet day. It's with regret and sorrow we leave our home in Begrip and It's with a big smile we move in to our new home; H2k.”

“We are glad that we have gotten the opportunity to play for one of the biggest eSport organization out there. Ever since we start playing together (me, pronax, xizt, pop and zyppe) this is pretty much all we have aimed for, to represent a strong and professional organization.  We join H2k with high expectations and we will work hard to achieve them, and with big help from our new coach SpawN together with our manager t00f."
"At last I just want to thank Individ for all the work he have done for us and we will really miss him and also a big thanks to all of our new sponsors; ZOWIE GEAR, Thermaltake, Spam and i3D.net."

Legend Abdisamad “SpawN” mohamed added:

“As you may have read in my blog, I believe it was time for me to let the younger generation take over as player. The young line up of ex-Begrip, now H2k, is a team with immense potential. I believe that with me at their side, I can help bring them the extra edge to their gaming performance and with this take a new step in my gaming career, as Team Coach.”

“I will also like to thank all of my fans for the time I spent as a player, and hopefully I will still be bringing positive things to the community as Team Coach and also together with ZOWIE GEAR, for the best gaming experience."

H2K had:

Abdisamad "SpawN" Mohamed
Mattias "Snajdan" Andersen
Kristoffer "Tentpole" Nordlund

H2K now has:

Andre "BARBARR" Möller
Danny "pop" Oldenburg
Markus "pronax" Wallstenen
Richard "Xizt" Landström
Samuel "Zyppe" Martinsson 

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