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.