Month: February 2009

Crack Clan Welcomes Ben Woodward

Crack Clan are proud to be able to announce the addition of former London  Mint General Manager Ben Woodward to our organization in the role of Business Development Manager. He will be working alongside Luke Cotton to spearhead our assault on the professional gaming scene, utilising his extensive management, PR and marketing expertise to aid the growth of Crack Clan.

Ben has been involved in eSports since he was 18, when he travelled to his first event in Dallas. Since that time, he has travelled to more than 15 countries around the world as General Manager for the 4Kings organization and then London Mint, the News Corporation owned CGS franchise. He has also worked for SteelSeries ApS in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Crack Clan invited to UKeSA Premiership

On Friday night the United Kingdom eSports Association (UKeSA) announced the squads and players that will be competing in the Dell XPS Premiership Division in Season One. A number of community figures contributed to the selection, and Crack Clan are represented by all 3 of our squads: CounterStrike: Source, Call of Duty 4 and Team Fortress 2.
We’ll be looking to be at the top of the tables come the end of the season, and kick off our campaign on Thursday 19th February against Team Coolermaster (CSS) on de_inferno, Trademark Gamers (COD4) on mp_crash, whilst our Team Fortress 2 team has a week off, starting their campaign a week later against wotr on fastlane & turbine.

Crack Clan Switches COD4 Roster

After a period of inactivity, Crack Clan can announce that we have decided to release our Call of Duty 4 team, but we are also able to announce their replacement!

After placing 4th at MaxLAN, and then 3rd at Gameland as a mixteam, using manager Thomas “arEs” Dessaint, and also Raphael “RaigeKi” Nunes as a last minute replacement, a number of players decided to stop playing COD4 for personal reasons. Whilst they again managed to compete and place 2nd in the CEVO Cup, motivation and stability was still lacking. Therefore, we decided to look for a more stable line-up but would like to wish our former players the best of luck for the future and thank them for their time in Crack Clan.

The team that will be replacing them is that who defeated our former line-up at Gameland, and were also the Crossfire Challenge 5 Champions, Exabyte. Previously playing as FatGames and ATS, this squad contains a wealth of talent which is proven on the international stage, so we had no hesitation in adding a roster of this calibre to Crack Clan.