HYPE CSGO adds GoOmBa
Mathew "XvR" Keough, a dedicated core member of the team for the last year, has now stepped down from the active roster as he could not commit to the hours expected of him.
Replacing Keough on HYPE's roster will be Lyndon "GoOmBa" Tam, who has previously played with the squad at the Battle for Brisbane Round 1 LAN tournament. Joining with hype from his previous division one team SkyFire, GoOmBa is expected to fit in easily with the team as he has played alongside Paul "IroN" Guatam, Will "ANIMUS" Turner, and his brother Vinnie "syliX" Tam for many years.
"We are all so thrilled to have Goomba join the team. He has been a long-time friend and teammate of some of the guys, and of course has played with his brother syliX since their very first days in Counter-Strike Beta. Those two have a beautiful chemistry together and have a feared reputation among even the best teams in Australia. Adding Goomba, he will bring not only a lot of experience but a high level of CS knowledge and game-sense to the team" the team's captain Will "ANIMUS" Turner said in a statement.
The new roster have begun practice this week and are preparing for their upcoming iPlay competition early next month. The lineup now consists of:
Will "ANIMUS" Turner
Vinnie "syliX" Tam
Paul "IroN" Gautam
Sylvain "cbz" Salvia
Lyndon "GoOmBa" Tam
With Mathew "XvR" Keough and Sean "baAL" Carlson as the reserves.