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Credit: set to compete under their own name again at upcoming tournament is set to make a return to the competitive Counter-Strike scene with their own banner name!

In a major development for the competitive Counter-Strike scene, is set to compete under their own name again at the upcoming tournament, BetBoom Playlist Urbanistic 2023. This marks the organization’s return to their namesake brand after over a year of participation under the neutral tag “Outsiders”.

Earlier this year, officially parted ways with its Russian ownership group, and it was later announced that Armenian investor Aram Karamanukyan was the new CEO and primary investor of the organization. The situation was somewhat complicated, as the organization had ties to the Russian government and to sanctioned entities. Initially, resisted using a neutral tag and even labeled measures of renaming the organization as “cancel culture”.

Despite some uncertainty around the sale of, the deal was eventually finalized. VK Group, which has extensive ties to the Russian government, announced that it had sold the organization to Aram Karamanukyan for 174 Million rubles ($2.9M USD). However, the optics of the sale were somewhat clouded when hired Nikolay Petrossian, the former CEO of ESforce and former owner of, as their new CEO.

It is a noteworthy development that will be competing under their own name in the Counter-Strike scene once again, thanks to the BetBoom Playlist Urbanistic 2023 tournament organizers. However, the recognition of’s official separation from sanctioned entities by BLAST and ESL still remains to be seen, as they are currently reviewing recent changes in the ownership and structure of the organization.

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