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South African CS: GO Player Joins International Pro Team Roster

It’s always great to see a South African player do well in the esports scene and even better when they get recognized internationally. Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek has long been considered one of the best CS: GO players in the country, playing for Bravado Gaming, which then changed the team name to Denial Esports before getting picked up by ATK Arena. Now, this amazing South African CS: GO player has joined an international pro organization, Team Envy.

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Team Envy is a US-based organization South African CS: GO player Sonic has joined and they are currently ranked 86th in the world according to HLTV. The team is currently participating in the IEM Chicago North American Open Qualifier #2 and from the most recent match against Thunder Logic, it looks like the South African CS: GO player is doing just great.

Team Envy made the announcement about Sonic joining their CS: GO roster recently in a post on their website, explaining that:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33ff64″ class=”” size=”25″] Team Envy is thrilled to announce that we will be adding Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek to our starting CS:GO roster from his previous organization, ATK. Hailing from South Africa, Groesbeek brings nearly six years of professional experience and a collection of first-place accolades from an impressive and promising career as a Rifler and AWPer. Sonic’s role flexibility, deep-rooted mechanical skill, and robust knowledge of the game make him a great addition to our organization’s CS:GO team.


As Team Envy’s CS:GO team gears up for the Americas Minor North American Closed Qualifier on June 12th through the 14th, we are excited for Sonic to play alongside Fugly, Android, Som, and Nifty,  as we look to secure a decisive victory and move further in the tournament series amongst heated competition. With this qualifier and his debut with Team Envy, Sonic may be faced up against his former teammates on ATK in what would be a match to remember. [/perfectpullquote]

Sonic replaces JDM in the starting roster for Team Envy CS and honestly, I can’t be more proud of this great South African CS: GO player making his way into an international squad that does show a lot of promise. Don’t forget to follow Sonic on Twitter for all the latest updates.

What do you think about Sonic joining Team Envy? Let us know in the comment section below.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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