Het voormalig CS: Source team van Firstcore heeft sinds een aantal weken tijdelijk onderkomen gevonden onder de naam "eL Ñino". Met een overtuigende winst tegen Ancients in de ClanBase EuroCup XII Winnersbracket halve finale, welke 5/8e eindige bij het WCG toernooi in 2005, heeft het team de organisatie van Astralis weten te overtuigen van hun professionaliteit. Statement van de manager bij Astralis, Kimmo "Sauna" Vähä-Ruohola:
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"Our new CS: Source team has proven us during their one month trial that they have a very humble and hard-working attitude towards gaming. They are also very respected and well-known Finnish team in CS: Source scene so we feel it is our responsibility to take them to astralis and do our best to help them to become even better and better. Some people might think, how does this affect on our 1.6 team. I want to make it absolutely clear that these are two totally separated projects and our CS: Source team should not been seen as any kind of risk or threat to our 1.6 team. Both have their own tournaments and scene. The way we want to see this is a great start for astralis on the way to a Finnish multi-gaming organization and as a great step upwards for astralis brand."
Het volledige persbericht en een korte Q&A met Lauri "Jonssen" Niitamo kan je vinden via deze link.