REPORT: Mineski to Compose CS:GO Academy Team
WASD Philippines reported that one of the country’s biggest esports organizations is currently hiring talents from different top CS teams in order to create a secondary team on May 9, Tuesday.
Today, multiple sources have stated that Mineski is the one leading the charge for the creation of their second team. If this turns out to be true, this will be the first time a major organization hires an academy team in the entirety of Philippine CS.
An academy team would allow the main Mineski team to have a stable practice partner who will not leak their strats to other squads. In addition, the team can serve as a hotbed for training younger talents for the main team. Finally, it is more than probable that the move will allow Mineski to be able to compete both in Asia and in the Philippines, without the threat of conflicting schedules.
The said event comes just after the conclusion of the Tarlac eSports League (TeSL), which saw local powerhouse Mineski win the title over Visayan side Gaon Gaming, 16-6, on Train.
Interestingly, local teams in the PGL Asia Minor SEA Qualifiers a couple of days earlier, with Mineski getting a surprise loss to unranked team NUTZ in the fourth round and Imperium Pro Team being eliminated by Thai side Signature, 2-0, in the quarterfinals.
The latest outing for the Mineski senior team was their match against Thai side Signature, where they got another draw (1-1; 16-12 on Overpass and 14-16 on Inferno) in the first season of the Beyond Godlike SEA CS:GO League.
Mineski has not responded yet to requests for comment.
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Earl Carlo "dreamslayer28" Guevarra is the head editor for Play on WASD. His work is forthcoming in CSGO2ASIA, Crossfire Stars and GAMURS.
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