PENTA returns to CS:GO after 2017 exit, builds domestic lineup

PENTA has returned to the world of Counter-Strike with the signing of the former EURONICS core. The German organization had been without a CS:GO team since 2017 when they released their international lineup and took a hiatus from the popular first-person shooter.

The organization has seen itself attend three Majors, earning a spot in the playoffs in two of the three in the form of DreamHack Winter 2014 and ESl One Katowice 2015.

Several former PENTA players are still active in the current professional scene including BIG’s Johannes “⁠tabseN⁠” Wodarz and ENCE’s Miikka “⁠suNny⁠” Kemppi.

This is PENTA’s return to a domestic lineup made up of relatively unknown German players with limited experience.

“Back to the roots! PENTA’s history spans over 6.5 years. It all started with CS:GO and we made history by reaching the top-8 in Major tournaments as the first German team ever. During the last few years of not being represented in CS:GO we always kept a wary eye on the scene and its development,” Andreas Schaetzke, Managing Director at PENTA said in an article by HLTV. “Even more important to us is to combine our “PENTA approach” with the right personalities. Therefore, I am very delighted to finally return to CS:GO and I am very sure that the upcoming matches will make our hearts leap for joy. Let’s just hope there is no more jiggling during defuse situations!”

PENTA CS:GO division:

-Christoph “⁠red⁠” Hinrichs
-Patrick “⁠pdy⁠” Merken
-Yannik “⁠neviZ⁠” Baumhöfner
-Sebastian “⁠xenn⁠” Hoch
-Andreas “⁠synx⁠” Trapp

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