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After 9 months of competitive activity, Viperio’s Counter-Strike roster, consisting of arTisT, girafffe, Extinct, Wolfie, Ducky & biscu, will depart the organisation.


Following a period of extension negotiations, Viperio and our Counter-Strike roster have failed to come to an agreement before the expiry date of their most recent contracts. As of 12th August, the starting five and coach will all be free agents.

As part of this outcome, Viperio will not be represented at the upcoming ESL Premiership Offline Finals, which the team qualified for last week.

Viperio returned to Counter-Strike in late 2022, ahead of the final ESL Premiership Season of that year. After finishing second in our debut season, the roster went on to compete in various tier 2 European competitions such as the Champion of Champions Tour (CCT), Kayzr League and EU Pro League. The teams highlight was representing Viperio at their first tier 1 event, the BLAST Paris Major EU RMR in Copenhagen in April 2023.

Christopher Sword, Founder & Managing Director of Viperio, commented on the outcome:

"I'd like to thank our CS:GO team for their efforts over the last 9 months. From competing in our first 2 seasons of the ESL Premiership, to reaching a tier one event at the Blast Paris Major EU RMR, there have been many highs across this time."

"While it was Viperio's intention to retain this roster and build upon our joint story, the team have a different vision which they're keen to pursue. I wish the players the best of luck in their careers and thank them for their contributions to date."

Christopher SwordFounder & Managing Director

Coach Ciaran “biscu” King also stated:

"We've been successful with Viperio and the journey has been fun and memorable, I'm thankful for the opportunities we were given due to our partnership, I wish and hope Viperio and it's owners nothing but success in their endeavours."

Ciaran "biscu" KingCoach, Viperio CS:GO

With the players and coach deciding to progress as free agents, Viperio is now left without a Counter-Strike roster. It is Viperio’s intention to remain committed to UK Counter-Strike, although the organisation will take time to plan a replacement strategy before making any immediate signings. For now, Viperio’s efforts will focus on Rainbow Six and Street Fighter VI until a suitable replacement team is found.

Any orgless rosters interested in representing Viperio, across any title, can enquire about joining via email:


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