The French player had initially stated that the 3 closed qualifier would mark the end of his time with DBL PONEY, the team for which he had started playing after being benched by OG, but he has now been given the green light by Valve, the Flashpoint organizers and OG to continue competing with the squad led by Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro in the Valve-sanctioned event.
DBL PONEY will start their Flashpoint 3 double-elimination bracket run on May 10 in a derby against Vitality, after which they will be matched with Astralis or OG depending on the outcome of the first round of play.
“It is with great joy that DBL PONEY is proud to announce that Nathan “NBK” Schmitt will be working extra hours with the team,” says DBL PONEY‘s statement. “The DBL PONEY adventure continues with this French Counter-Strike legend for the next RMR tournament by Flashpoint.
“DBL PONEY has received confirmation that Nathan is eligible to play the competition with the team. We would like to thank NBK as well as OG, his agent, Valve, Flashpoint and all the people who helped this tale continue for some time. Thanks also to the community that has been so supportive over the past few weeks.”
DBL PONEY will field the following team in Flashpoint 3: