Club Brugge is the latest football club to enter competitive CS:GO with a Belgian-Polish lineup. This announcement comes just days after Argentinian Football club ‘Boca Juniors’ also stepped into Counter-Strike with a majority Argentinian roster. Club Brugge is a Belgium football club based in Bruges and is one of the most decorated clubs in Belgian football, and this is a huge step for their esports department ‘Club Brugge eSports’. By expanding into CS:GO the organization expects to provide its partners with more visibility, while also offering increased coverage from the club’s in-house media department. Let’s take a look at the team’s composition and their plans regarding this move.
Club Brugge complete CS:GO roster is as follows,
- Steven "Stev0se" Rombaut
- Robin "simix" Bynens
- Richard "ritchiEE" Mestdagh
- Mateusz "matty" Kołodziejczyk
- Mateusz "n0tice" Wolniak
Belgian football club expands into competitive CS:GO
Club Brugge might be the first big football team from the region to expand into competitive CS:GO. The Belgian-Polish CS:GO team under the wing of their esports department is not aiming for an international breakthrough, rather they are aiming for grassroot level tournaments to find a rhythm and place within the European CS:GO scene.
The 27-year-old experienced Belgian AWPer Steven "Stev0se" Rombaut will be the in-game leader for the young team. He will be the guiding light for the team and his experience will be invaluable as the team starts on a new journey. Stev0se has played for some known CS:GO teams like Epsilon Esports and Tenerife Titans.
The Polish duo of Matty and n0tice will be playing the role of lurker and fragger for the side, while simix and ritchiEE will take on the role of a support and an entry fragger. Together the team has a significant amount of experience and have already won a lot of local tournaments like ESL Benelux Championship and NumberOne Season 1.
The team is scheduled to debut at the upcoming Elite Series Season 1: Spring Split where they are one of the direct invites among 5 other CS:GO teams. The €6,000 EUR (7,335.63 USD) tournament will observe participation from ‘Tier-Two’ CS:GO teams from the region and it will be interesting to see how Club Brugge CS:GO roster performs in their first tournament.