Just one week after rejoining ROOT Gaming, Juan Carlos ‘MajOr’ Tena Lopez has signed with Team 8. Team 8 is a professional StarCraft: Brood War and StarCraft 2 team that is participating with seven other organizations in the 2012-13 StarCraft 2 Proleague tournament.
“KeSPA will be looking to recruit some of the top non-Korean players to compete for Proleague in the future,” said the Secretary-General of KeSPA. She concluded, “KeSPA has been trying to make the best SC2 league in the world and we are always open to collect foreign fans’ opinions to improve the league.”
Paulo ‘CatZ’ Vizcarra, ROOT Gaming’s founder, had this to say about MajOr joining Team 8:
Juanito has been in ROOT 3 times! And this time, we don’t know if we’ll ever get him back! But he parts with us not only on good terms but with our full support. When he rejoined last time (a couple weeks ago!) we made an exception in his contract to be able to go to KeSPA teams, that being his life-long time dream, and we encouraged him and KeSPA to make this happen. Juanito will be missed but he will always be ROOT in our hearts, ROOT will always be the team he’s been in the most times And we will ROOT for our chubbycakes in Korea, every match he plays. Needless to say, Juanito stays in the ROOT Secret Skype chat, and will forever be a part of our family. We’ll continue to talk, learn and practice with him, argue balance and tell him he’s a stubborn Mexican on a daily basis. For people wondering, right after Juanito joined essentially, (sick timing) it was informed to us of KeSPA’s interest in him. KeSPA representatives were very polite about the matter and I think that Team 8 will be a wonderful place for Juan to learn and achieve his dreams. We encouraged negotiations and quickly Juan and KeSPA came to an agreement. Juanito goes on to become the first Latino to EVER go to a KeSPA team, and at ROOT we are all very proud of him, so GOGO Juan!
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