Counter Logic Gaming.eu (formerly mTw Absolute Legends) will not be able to go to Kiev and SK Gaming will be filling their spot.
Supposedly, CLG.eu qualified for Kiev under the mTw Absolute Legends name and mTw got the license to go, so when the Absolute Legends teams switched sponsors they inadvertently forfeited their license. We’ve seen the Absolute Legends team go through many roster changes, two sponsors and like three different names and they still haven’t played in a major tournament. We’re all going to have to wait a little longer now to see the European superstar team play at a big event.
SK Gaming on the other hand are still recovering from the departure of Snoopeh and wickd (who left for CLG.eu weirdly enough) and are going to possibly be rolling out the new roster at Kiev. SK Gaming nearly qualified for the event anyway but got beat out in the final qualifying match by Moscow Five (known at the time as Team Empire).
Today was the day that Absolute Legends decided to change up everything on us, as Snoopeh, yellowpete, and Krepo were all announced as joining the team, which leaves only Froggen and wickd left from the original team. And the original team was only formed a month and change ago.
The Absolute Legends.eu team has been in a state of somewhat flux for awhile now after the jungler Kbap was benched. Now it is in a state of more flux as Lyumi and wewillfailer are leaving and three other top European players are being added.
Snoopeh comes to the Absolute Legends team after leaving SK Gaming, which is also where wickd came from. Snoopeh just too susceptible to peer pressure probably.
Lapaka, who was recently kicked from/quit Team Curse, and Phantoml0rd, who was recently kicked from v8, have begun forming the North American Absolute Legends team. You might recall that the European Absolute Legends team* has Wickd as part of their roster. Wickd’s addition was announced immediately after he left SK gaming. I imagine the person that recruits the Absolute Legends teams is basing his decisions on trying to create the most drama-intensive teams ever.
*does anyone else find it a tad odd to have two different teams under the same name?