Triumph December Recap
December was a month of both highs and lows for Triumph, as we capped off the year with some massive announcements, and some big games.
We started the month by announcing our new sponsorship with gaming peripheral company HyperX. As the official peripherals partner of Triumph Esports, they’ll now be providing the organization with professional, gaming-grade HyperX Cloud™ family headsets, Pulsefire™ mice, Alloy™ keyboards, and other quality peripherals. You can read more about the new partnership here.
Moving onto CS:GO, the Triumph CS:GO team took part in the Dreamhack Winter event, starting November the 30th and running through early December. We were placed in Group A, where we first faced off against Team Rebirth. The team put up a good fight, but ultimately lost 1-2.
We then faced off against Team Rugratz, which featured Triumph alumni Curry. We fell short on Overpass, falling 7-16, but after an intense overtime on Inferno, were able to equalize the score. It was in Nuke that we finished the match in our favor, ending the elimination match 2-1.
Afterwards, we went for a rematch with Rebirth. Unfortunately, despite a final push on Overtime in the second map, we were unable to secure the win, falling 0-2, and eliminating us from the tournament.
Later that month, our CS:GO team started to undergo yet more changes. Ryan “Ryann” Welsh made the decision to leave the CS:GO scene to pursue a career in Valorant. We wish him all the best, and we’re excited to update you on our CS:GO roster again soon.
Moving onto the Call of Duty team, they made their debut in this season’s Challengers circuit by taking on Challengers Cup 1. The team swung through the initial rounds. We started off with a BYE due to our high seeding and had only dropped one map by the time we had reached Top 16. Here we faced off against JNNS, where we managed to once again take the win 3-2. Day 2, however, didn’t go quite as well, as we went up against HYXR, going 2-3, and the in the Lowers Quarters LVG Imagine, where the team went 2-3 where they managed to finish a very respectable Top 8.
A few days later, we announced our new Head Coach for our COD Team, that being Phillip “Willett” Willett. The position had since been vacant, and we hope that with the addition of Willett to the team, we can reach even greater heights with the Call of Duty team.
The team then took on the Challengers Cup #2 the very next weekend. Again, throughout the first day, we only dropped one map. Day 2, however, we lost against and blank, placing us top 8 once again.
A few days later, the team fought in the Toronto Winter Snack, where the COD team had one of their strongest showings in a while. Here they were able to take down teams such as dGen, NFINITE, before finishing in the Top 3 teams overall, bagging themselves a solid $750 CAD as prize money.
A few days after this takeaway, Triumph COD founding member Tyler “Felo” Johnson left the COD squad He spent almost a year as part of the squad,and we wish him all the best in the future.
Before the year was out through, we had just one more announcement, as we announced former Triumph COD player David “Davpadie” Maslowski was coming back to the Triumph Call Of Duty Roster. We’re super excited to have him back and can’t wait to show off how much the team has grown in the upcoming Challengers Cup #3 on January 9th.
This month has been one of both ups and downs, but with some big changes planned for 2021, we can’t wait to show off whats next for the Triumph organisation.
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