Kode5 USA Expands to 8 Teams

BY Andrew Miesner / February 17, 2009

In breaking news, Kode5 has just issued the following press release which enlarges the U.S. finals from four teams to eight.  This will certainly make the event more exciting and silence the critics who wanted more teams included at the event.

(Dallas, TX) – February 18, 2009 – Last week, KODE5 announced the four teams that were going to the KODE5 USA Regional Finals in Dallas. Afterwards, many esports fans wondered if there was a way to get more teams to compete. Well, KODE5 has listened, and to make the event even more exciting, KODE5 has decided to double the team count from four to eight. Today, KODE5 is pleased to announce that the following teams will also have the chance to compete at the KODE5 USA Regional Finals:

– Frag Dominant
– Texas All Stars
– MoB
– Team 34

KODE5 has always been about the community, and this change is meant to give the community the matchups they want to see,” said Thomas Kuhlenbach, KODE5 Revolutionary-At-Arms. “With the addition of these four teams, the roster of participants at KODE5 USA will represent America’s best Counter-Strike talent, and we are very much looking forward to seeing who will end up taking the title.”

The Frag Dominant family is very grateful that KODE5 has opened a slot for us to compete in the USA Regional Finals taking place in March. We are thrilled on having the chance to represent our country in Moscow, and look forward to an exciting competitive event,” said Michael Guevara, Frag Dominant.

I would like to personally thank the KODE5 organization for inviting us to the KODE5 USA Finals. It’s going to be a very exciting tournament, finally getting to show everyone what the best from the TX scene can do to what are considered the top US teams,” said Kevin Russel, Texas Allstars.

We’re very glad and relieved to be invited to the KODE5 US Finals. We felt pretty down when we heard that it was a 4 team invite tournament being that we really had no control over the situation, and now we’re just very happy to be a part of it and excited to be able compete for a spot in the global finals,” said Jimmy Koller, MoB.

We’re very excited to be invited to the KODE5 USA Finals. It was disappointing to know that only four teams would be able to compete for a chance to represent the USA at the global finals, but now we’re extremely happy that we have the chance to compete with the other teams,” said Blake Burton, Leader of Team 34.

The final team list for the KODE5 USA Finals is now as follows:

– EG.usa (Qualified at KODE5 USA Regional Qualifier)
– X3O (Invite team #1)
– Gravitas Gaming (Invite team #2)
– compLexity Gaming (Invite team #3)
– Frag Dominant
– Texas All Stars
– MoB
– Team 34

This Friday, KODE5 will be announcing the seedings for this blockbuster tournament, so stay tuned to KODE5.com for the latest updates on KODE5 USA!

Source: Kode5

 

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