Epsilon eSports

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Epsilon eSports
Epsilon eSports.png
Short name Epsilon
divisions Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Gears, Call of Duty, FIFA, and H1Z1
Founded 2008
Location Belgium
Owner Gregory Champagne
Website www.epsilon-esports.com

Epsilon eSports is an esports organization that has teams competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Gears Call of Duty, FIFA, and H1Z1 KoH. It is a leading organisation in Console eSports, with multiple championship Call of Duty European Titles[1] over the years 2011–2014. Epsilon's Smite team won the Smite World Championship 2016.[2] The organization is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium but individual teams are based across Europe and North America.

Epsilon eSports is recognized as one of the most important talent-producing eSports team organizations, with player transfers to NIP, AS Monaco, Fnatic, PSG.[citation needed]

Overview[edit]

The organization was founded in 2008 by Gregory Champagne, ex Tribes player and owner of Team idk.[citation needed]

In early 2010, Epsilon signed the first big significative deal with Razer, creating a first of many partnerships to come with different brands. While Epsilon was built on originally on the Battlefield Series and Team Fortress 2 success, it made the determining move to go in Console, signing a Call of Duty Irish Team composed with players such as Jurd. The team had a good run at the World Championships, ultimately having the best European Call of Duty Finish of all time.[citation needed]

In 2014, Epsilon became the first exclusive eSports team of Viewsonic,[3] developing new gaming monitors with the French CounterStrike Global Offensive player Richard "Shox" Papillion".

In mid 2015, Epsilon signed the Challenger Smite Team Panthera, to eventually became 2016 Smite World Champions.

In early 2016, Creative (SoundBlasterX) became sponsor of Epsilon.

In mid 2016, Hype Energy became the main sponsor of Epsilon. The team runs the Hype Energy logo on the front of player jerseys and also on the shoulder. In October 2016, the world of eSports discovered the announcement of Epsilon selling their FIFA player Daxe to PSG.[citation needed]

Roster[edit]

Call of Duty[edit]

Alias Name Role
Dqvee David Davies Player
Vortex Stephen Allen Player
Hawqeh Billy Harris Player
Reedy Jordan Reed Player
Op2 Joel Magee Coach

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Team[edit]

Alias Name Role
robiin Robin Sjörgen Rifler
tsack Kostas Theodoropoulos Rifler (entry fragger)
surreal Kia Man In-game leader
COSMEEEN Cosmin-Mihai Butuc Rifler
smooya Owen Butterfield AWPer

FIFA[edit]

Nick Name Role
Sneaky Nathan Nayagom Player
Fully Akima Byron Player
Guigsey Anthony McGuigan Player
SirAlex Cédric Gouth Coach

H1Z1[edit]

Nick Nom Rôle
AyeZee Koussa Ziad Koussa Joueur
Shay Alexander Shaylin Joueur
Fjeldern Fjeld Markus Fjeld Joueur
BallonG Sebastian Eketrapp Joueur
Kugeh Marius Steinsrud Joueur

Gears of War[edit]

Nick Name Role
phelpzy William Phelps Player
Sam Sam King Player
Hydrone Ben Cornwell Player
Krazed Mathew Macdonald Player
Scruf Austin Wright Manager

Achievements[edit]

FIFA[edit]

In October 2016, Epsilon announced a partnership with AS Monaco where Epsilon's FIFA players would also represent the football club by wearing their jerseys.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call of Duty European Titles". Thescoreesports.com. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Epsilon take out Smite World Championship, win $500,000". Dailydot.com. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "LCD Monitors, Projectors, Digital Signage, and Desktop Virtualization from ViewSonic France - ViewSonic". Viewsoniceurope.com. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Epsilon eSports Announce Monaco Football Club Partnership - Esports News & Videos - Dexerto". Dexerto.com. Retrieved 11 October 2017.