Future of CR4ZY: Time to focus on 2021

Oct 5, 2020

Due to the ongoing situation in the world, and esports, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, CR4ZY has decided to split with our esports teams in order to prepare for the upcoming year.

At the beginning of 2020, our goal was to expand into what we considered most opportunistic esports disciplines: CS:GO, Dota 2, and Rainbow Six: Siege. For the most part, the teams did their best to meet the expectations, but soon the world became a much different place due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is still, even 9 months later, forcing the globe to adapt to the evolving situation. 

Esports was no exception. While trying to manage this situation to the best of our abilities, we weren’t willing to risk our players’ well being and them possibly getting stuck in a foreign country indefinitely in the case of a lockdown. Tournaments we were hoping to attend switched to online, and most of them changed their format to regional which forced some of our players to play with severe disadvantages such as high ping and time difference. Despite the obstacles, we managed to pull through, and our teams improved considerably while waiting for big announcements such as the future of The International 10 and other esports competition. Unfortunately, those things didn’t happen and we were put in a position where we had to make some tough decisions. 

CR4ZY has terminated the contracts with all of its esports teams on the 30th of September in order to prepare for the upcoming year. Although this feels like a loss, we believe this was the right decision. The players are able to find their new homes without any transfer fee, while our company lives to survive another year. With limited travel options, tournaments regionally locked, and lower investor/partner activity we believe it is the right time to reevaluate our strategy in 2020 and do our best to prepare for 2021. 

We would like to thank all of our players and staff who did an amazing job in really difficult times. Our Dota 2 team secured Top 2 finishes in BTS Pro Series Season 3: Americas and ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: North & South America, as well as a multitude of other Top 4 finishes. 

Our CS:GO team was able to break into the Top 50 teams in the world, while in Rainbow Six: Siege we were just a few steps away from qualifying for the R6 Pro League. In League of Legends, our only regional project, we managed to secure 2nd place in the Esports Balkan League and had our chance in the Play-In stage of EU Masters Summer 2020. Thank you for everything you achieved under the CR4ZY banner.

As for CR4ZY itself, we’ll reevaluate everything we’ve done so far and steer our ship towards product development and providing services we consider necessary for our future growth. We’re preparing some amazing stuff for 2021 and we can’t wait to share it with you. 

CR4ZY splits with esports teams:

  • Due to COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty, limited travel, region lock, and the new situation in esports CR4ZY has decided to terminate the contract with esports teams
  • CR4ZY has terminated the contract with all esports teams on the 30th of September
  • For the remainder of 2020, we’ll be focusing on smaller esports projects and products
  • Developing the strategy for the upcoming year

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Antonio Meić