Swisher will be looking to revitalize his form on ATK

Update: Swisher to leave Orgless for ATK

Swisher will join ATK on trial for the ESEA Spring Cash Cup 2.

Michael "Swisher" Schmid has left Orgless to join ATK on trial for the up-and-coming ESEA Cash Cup, leaving Damian "daps" Steele's project with an uncertain future. The move would see Swisher replacing Erik "truth" Hansen Dyrnes, who has not been playing with the team since March 31st due to illness. In the meantime, ATK has been playing with Johnny "JDubs" Wu as a stand-in.

Swisher has been a part of Orgless since its formation in January, but he didn't quite find the form that he experienced whilst playing with Bad News Bears, posting a 1.01 rating in 37 maps as opposed to a 1.11 rating in 254 maps. Swisher and Orgless weren't able to produce the form that a lot of people expected from a team with an former tier 1 IGL, ending their ESL Challenger League Season 40 by going out in the first round of the playoffs. It will be interesting to see what kind of form Swisher can find with ATK, and whether he can replicate the play he had for Bad News Bears.

Dust2.us reached out to truth for a comment but as of the time of publication has not had a response.

truth was picked up by the South African organization back in late January alongside Swedish AWPer Jonathan "b0denmaster" Bodenmalm. In the 49 maps that he played with the team he was able to produce a 0.99 rating, however, his last game was on the 31st of March and he was hospitalized shortly after. It's currently unknown whether this trial for Swisher at the Cash Cup means that truth is permanently out of the roster or if this is just a temporary measure whilst he recovers. Dust2.us also reached out to ATK coach, Daniel "sprayxd" Kogan, but at the time of publication has yet to receive a response.

ATK has achieved mixed results with their international roster, most recently finishing 2nd at ACE Masters, narrowly missing out on the Showdown stage. They finished 5-6th in Season 40 of ESL Challenger League after making the playoffs. Perhaps the injection of young talent Swisher will bring ATK across the line to the top of North American tier 2 CS:GO.

After this move ATK is attending the ESEA Cash Cup with:

  • Gareth "MisteM" Ries

  • Rhys "Fadey" Armstrong

  • United States Ian "motm" Hardy

  • Sweden Johnathan "b0denmaster" Bodenmalm

  • United States Michael "Swisher" Schmid

  • Daniel "sprayxd" Kogan (Coach)

For Orgless they are now:

  • Damian "daps" Steele

  • Marshall "Minus" Sedowicz

  • Brendan "Bwills" Williams

  • United States Kenneth "koosta" Suen

  • United States Dylan "SATURN" Finch (Substitute)

It's uncertain whether Orgless will be on the hunt for a new fifth or if they will use their substitute Dylan "SATURN" Finch before the 26th of April when the new season of ECL is set to start.

Update: SATURN has since been confirmed to be a member of the new ONET4P roster headed by Gage "Infinite" Green. This leaves Orgless without their substitute and looking for a fifth for the upcoming season.

Update 2: ATK has confirmed that Swisher will be joining the team on trial with truth has left due to health issues.

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#1(With 4 replies)
April 7, 2022 02:40PM
kinda needed to happen with the clash of koosta and swish play style on the rifle for orgless as well a good move for atk
#2(With 3 replies)
April 7, 2022 02:53PM
koosta's been AWPing since he joined but yeah, super solid for ATK
#3(With 2 replies)
April 7, 2022 06:35PM
well he started as a rifles but role clashes move him to awping and minus on rifle
#5(With 1 replies)
April 7, 2022 08:15PM
Not the type to argue, but AM the type who likes to be right when he is so I'm sorry to be petty here xD, koosta has been AWPing with them since day 1, Minus doesn't want to AWP supposedly.
#6(With 0 replies)
April 7, 2022 09:30PM
lol its a not a argument its a discussion a roaster change but who knows swish is finally under a org now which is nice now its to see who orgless picks up and kind of player they will be
#4(With 0 replies)
April 7, 2022 07:55PM
Hope we can see swisher in tip top shape in ATK. They will be sick
#7(With 0 replies)
April 7, 2022 09:53PM
we back on the atk to c9 pipeline?
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