eUnited pick up ex-REUNITED

Just over a month after the demise of the REUNITED organisation comes the news that their former Overwatch roster have found a new home. In the interim period they had confirmed that former Slav Squad members sharyk and Rubikon had successfully completed their trials after picking up their first tournament win at the inaugural StriveWire monthly.

Their march on the road to recovery takes another important step today with the announcement on Twitter that they have joined the North American organisation eUnited.

Despite being a relatively new organisation founded in 2016, eUnited already has teams representing them in League of Legends, Gears of War, Call of Duty and Counter-Strike. The acquisition of the ex-REUNITED roster marks their first foray in to the world of Overwatch esports.

No details are yet known regarding which region the team intends to compete it, but the rate at which Europe's best talent has been skipping across the Atlantic has only increased since EnVyUs first blazed that trail back in April. Could eUnited be hot on the heals of Rogue with a move stateside? An team called eU playing in NA comprised of EU players? Let the memes flow.

Update 1: It has been reported by ESPN Esports that the organisation do intend to relocate the roster to North America with a view to securing a spot in Blizzard's Overwatch League:

"With the acquisition, eUnited owners Adam Stein and Jamie Daquino told ESPN they intend to move the mostly-European roster to the United States in hopes of participating in the upcoming Overwatch League, which is expected to begin in fiscal third quarter 2017. While no spot in that league is guaranteed, Stein and Daquino said they're committed to having this team take part."

The article also states that "will fly to South Korea in the coming weeks" but it remains unclear whether that is to take part in an as yet unannounced tournament or simply to benefit from the superior practice conditions.

Update 2: Kruise confirms that the trip to Korea is for bootcamp purposes

The new eUnited roster is:

  • Hendrik-William "vallutaja" Kinks (DPS)
  • Andrei "uNFixed" Leonov (DPS)
  • Harrison "Kruise" Pond (DPS)
  • Normunds "sharyk" Faterins (Tank)
  • Ruben "Rubikon" Zurabyan (Flex Support)
  • Thomas "Morte" Kerbusch (Support)
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Added more details from ESPN's coverage.

Added more details from ESPN's coverage.
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So what's the full train on these team names? WEUNiTED > REUNITED > ex-Reunited > eUnited?

Is this real life?

So what's the full train on these team names? WEUNiTED > REUNITED > ex-Reunited > eUnited?

Is this real life?
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Kruise has now confirmed on Twitter that they will bootcamp in Korea

Kruise has now confirmed on Twitter that they will bootcamp in Korea
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So since they will be in Korea im guessing that they won't be playing in any EU or NA tournys soon then. hopefully there not in KR for too long

So since they will be in Korea im guessing that they won't be playing in any EU or NA tournys soon then. hopefully there not in KR for too long
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bootcamps last around 2 weeks to a month normally. will most likely just be scrimming there until they can secure a house in NA to move into.

bootcamps last around 2 weeks to a month normally. will most likely just be scrimming there until they can secure a house in NA to move into.
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*added skytrix tweet with trillon typo's

*added skytrix tweet with trillon typo's
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ShunSo what's the full train on these team names? WEUNiTED > REUNITED > ex-Reunited > eUnited?

Is this real life?

united af

[quote=Shun]So what's the full train on these team names? WEUNiTED > REUNITED > ex-Reunited > eUnited?

Is this real life?[/quote]

united af
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EU scene sadly dead Af

EU scene sadly dead Af
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Garth_NelsonEU scene sadly dead Af

FeelsEUMan

[quote=Garth_Nelson]EU scene sadly dead Af[/quote]

FeelsEUMan
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Damn NiP gonna be crushing in eu

Damn NiP gonna be crushing in eu
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Just a thought, but one of the OGN Challenger teams was banned and kicked out of the league recently, and now eUnited is moving to Korea

could they be playing in the Challenger league? Kruise has a pretty big Korean following

Just a thought, but one of the OGN Challenger teams was banned and kicked out of the league recently, and now eUnited is moving to Korea

could they be playing in the Challenger league? Kruise has a pretty big Korean following
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Yeah it seems like a crazy expense just to bootcamp, I honestly don't buy it :D
Bootcamp for what? There are no tournaments announced?!

Yeah it seems like a crazy expense just to bootcamp, I honestly don't buy it :D
Bootcamp for what? There are no tournaments announced?!
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Isn't the challenger league just for Korean teams? Outside teams just get invited into APEX

Isn't the challenger league just for Korean teams? Outside teams just get invited into APEX
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So who is gonna contest NiP now?

So who is gonna contest NiP now?
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RobotWizardJust a thought, but one of the OGN Challenger teams was banned and kicked out of the league recently, and now eUnited is moving to Korea
AdmirableYeah it seems like a crazy expense just to bootcamp, I honestly don't buy it :D
Bootcamp for what? There are no tournaments announced?!

:thinking:
[quote=RobotWizard]Just a thought, but one of the OGN Challenger teams was banned and kicked out of the league recently, and now eUnited is moving to Korea


[quote=Admirable]Yeah it seems like a crazy expense just to bootcamp, I honestly don't buy it :D
Bootcamp for what? There are no tournaments announced?![/quote]

:thinking:
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the good thing is that you guys can scrim against all the teams currently in apex, including your future NA competition.

the good thing is that you guys can scrim against all the teams currently in apex, including your future NA competition.
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pyradiceSo who is gonna contest NiP now?

bench boys

[quote=pyradice]So who is gonna contest NiP now?[/quote]
bench boys
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BluepyradiceSo who is gonna contest NiP now?bench boys

haHAA , just waiting to see TwoEasy crying in twitter how hymzi hook retarded and ana op x-D

[quote=Blue][quote=pyradice]So who is gonna contest NiP now?[/quote]
bench boys[/quote]
haHAA , just waiting to see TwoEasy crying in twitter how hymzi hook retarded and ana op x-D
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pyradiceSo who is gonna contest NiP now?

Chavs, LDLC, Riders, ex-TRox, Bench Boys, Great Danes etc.

[quote=pyradice]So who is gonna contest NiP now?[/quote]
Chavs, LDLC, Riders, ex-TRox, Bench Boys, Great Danes etc.
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I can imagine some ott hype trailer ending like this...

FilmThe game is United, they are Reunited, WE ARE eUNITED!
I can imagine some ott hype trailer ending like this...

[quote=Film]The game is United, they are Reunited, WE ARE eUNITED![/quote]
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