Epsilon Releases Impact After Controversial Tournament

We strive day after day to assure an additional dimension to eSports. Since 2006, we have worked, like others before us, to bring a degree of professionalism to our domain and to create a set of rules followed by all.

We must lead by example for the next generation. We have the chance to live our passions and we must thank our fans & the public for this privilege as we would not be here today without them and their support.

Regardless of how a player may outplay another, there must be an understanding that he is studied and analysed by all, just as any other celebrity.

Upon the recruitment of Impact, we were conscious of the issues of their public image, and tried to set a base of acceptable behavior by speaking with the line-up. Regardless of their attitudes towards nV being amicable & trash talk having a place in every sport, the public’s response was justifiably negative towards the overall behavior of the squad.

It is thus with regret that today we must release the American Call of Duty line-up due to a lack of professional discipline during the Black Ops 2 tournament at UMG AtLANtA 2013.

Impact is composed of great, sociable players who are, once you look past the game, good people. However, we must maintain a standard of excellence and professionalism. The world of eSports will not only be advanced by inter-organizational relationships, but also the image that we present to our fans and the rest of the world.

I would like to personally thank Chris, Adam, Marcus and John for their brief stay with Epsilon. They know that we do not hold anything against them and that we enjoyed our short time together. We have obligations, standards that our players must abide to, and no amount of talent can allow those principles to be broken.

We would like to offer our apologies to @TeamEnVyUs, @UMGGAMING, @elgatogaming, and our sponsors @BurnControllers, @TeamRazer, @Nike, @FragNetwork, @GunnarOptiks and particularly to the public.

We love the Call of Duty scene, and will continue to support it in the future.

Finally, we would like to wish the best of luck to Impact in the future and to congratulate them on securing a 3rd place standing at UMG AtLaNtA.

17 thoughts on “Epsilon Releases Impact After Controversial Tournament

  1. Matt

    In my opinion, it was a good decision that needed to be made. They were completely out of line and I give props to Epsilon eSports for making the tough, but necessary decision.

  2. Jonas

    Wonderful! Such behaviour doesn’t belong anywhere. They got way to personal, called out their fans, way too disrespectful! I was thinking to my self, how on earth would someone sponsor them and stand by them? Props to the organization for dropping them :)

    1. Derek Van Hove

      Good morning,

      We love the competitiveness of the COD scene, and will continue to support it whether its with an American side or a European one. Keep checking up on us, we won’t disappoint ;)

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  4. Ektedar

    Not even surprised that they were released. Since COD Championships they failed to maintain a positive image for their team.

    And people wonder why everyone fanboys over Optic. Optic is the most professional team in the eSportsNation following nV and that has to be taken into consideration by other teams as well.

  5. ByGray

    I saw this coming after i saw that video, any amount of respect i had for that team as a whole was lost…good call by you guys. Props :)

  6. stats

    would like to put my name forward for sponsorship I am pretty useless at the game but very proffesional and would love to sit around playing cod all day :)

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  8. Erik (NiT3mAr3KING)

    I dont blame u for ur decision to drop them frm ur organization. but i will b honest with u in sayin that those guys r the reason i have pursued joinin a gaming community (Fariko 1st and now vVv) and to become more competative in CoD. them as players r the best to me, its jst very unfortunate that there personakities r so on the bad side. i would like to say thanks for the update and good luck to ur community in findin a new team NA or EU. im sure u will have lots of choises in the near future.

  9. Rhys

    I respected them until COD champs after that they lost all respect and do not deserve to be in the position they are right now

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  11. TacOps Apache

    I think this speaks so much for this organization dropping this team. Now days pro players of all walks of life as football, basketball, or whatever they play are sometimes allowed to cross lines someone in the general public can not because of their talent. This organization has shown that it makes its players hold a standard. Calling out your fans of all things? If fans didn’t watch them stream or even follow the game they would be back at home working a real job like the rest of us. I think I speak for true fans by saying thanks.

  12. Jan Robles

    Let me make this clear its not all their fault. U need to also blame umg for allowing this to happen they shouldve contained it. This would have never happened at MLG!! Impact is a nice group of guys dont make them seem like bad guys i hate that!!! The tournament got the best of them. I understand the whole professionalism thing but if other teams where doing the same to them dont expect them to sit there and not say anything.
    Im not disagreeing with the decision on dropping them, but dont paint them as the bad guys.
    Thank You,
    Jan Robles

  13. Velasquez

    What Parasite did was way out of line. Yes..Theres not a problem with trash talk, but personal trash talk like that…Thats uncalled for. Epsilon made a very good decision by dropping all of them (Except for John,He was the ONLY one not doing shit) I had respect for Impact before but they have completely dropped down to an Immature level during that time. I hadnt even watched most of the tournament,ive only heard it from MinnesotaBurns today. Still. Unprofessional and Uncalled for.

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