Ascent has completed their search for a sponsorship by signing with Ronin.
Ronin is a relatively new gaming organization, fielding a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive currently competing in ESEA Premier, the division right below the ESL Pro League, as well as a top Paladins team.
Representing an organization is nothing new for Ascent, as they previously represented Team eLevate (formerly Exertus eSports), notably completing a perfect regular season in ESEA and eliminating Classic Mixup in the playoffs while under their banner. As part of Ronin, they are planning to return to Europe in August to compete at Insomnia58 in addition to their normal participation in ESEA Invite.
shrugger will once again represent an organization (picture by Austen "tagg" Wade)
Ronin issued the following statement:
We are happy to announce the acquistion of the former Ascent roster to the Ronin family. We are proud to be working with such a dedicated group of individuals, and look forward to them representing the Ronin brand in the future.
Ma3la, team captain, discussed the new organization with us:
Despite playing with some of my teammates for over 2 years now, I still see us growing as players and as a team. I’m excited to continue that growth with an organization that fully backs both our team as well as TF2, and will be supporting us to a degree that no other organization involved in the game has. We’ll do nothing less than strive to continue our success over the past few months and bring titles to Ronin.
The roster representing Ronin, which will make its first appearance under the new brand against -bird noises- tonight at 11:30ET, will be:
- Scout: yomps
- Scout: Shrugger
- Roamer: Ma3la
- Pocket: rando
- Demoman: Bdonski
- Medic: phorofor