The Singapore based e-Sports organization, Titan, will cease all operations as enclosed by Damien Grust, CEO and founder, on their website.
Titan had put up star players and teams to rise in mostly all of the games they put their hands on, including Quake, Dota 2, SMITE and, CS:GO, among others. KennyS and ScreaM in CS:GO, for example, showed their peak performances when they were in Titan.
Their French/Belgian CS:GO roster is now without professional backing as Titan decides to pack up and pull out as they are now facing financial issues. As stated in the announcement, after Titan’s CS:GO player Hovik “KQLY” Tovmassian got a VAC ban and was hence barred from all professional competitions, sponsors and partners backed out of deals for 2015. Titan still however, managed to keep their performance up and saw top three finishes including silver medals at ASUS ROG Winter, Inferno Online Challenge Pantamera, and ESL Pro League Winter 2014/2015 finals in 2015.
Titan shuts down
Quote – “Sponsors and partners with whom we were about to sign, understandably backed out of deals, not wanting to be associated with a company that had just been tarnished. Needless to say, our budget for 2015 had gone up in smoke from one day to another.” explains CEO Damien Grust in a statement. “This means that as of today, Titan is ceasing operations and releasing all current players and staff into this beautiful esports wilderness. Our CS:GO team will move on and hopefully find a new home worthy of their loyalty and determination.”, he added.
Titan made the news official on their website following the team’s departure.
- Kévin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans
- Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom
- Cédric “RpK” Guipouy
- Richard “shox” Papillon
- Edouard “SmithZz” Dubourdeaux
The players are currently in Minsk, Belarus, while they play their final series under the banner of Titan in the SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals, with fnatic, EnVyUs, and Question Mark.