After nine long years, North American multi-gaming team CheckSix closes its doors. Budgeting disparities to other teams and the departure of key player were named as the reasons.
CheckSix, initially started as a FPS-game based clan announced that they would close their doors with immediate effect. Founded in 2003, CheckSix added a StarCraft 2 roster shortly after its release in 2010. Since then it was home to players and community figures such as Sleep, MajOr, Suppy, MaximusBlack
. When CheckSix faced the departure of its key players in the past month, however, the demise of the household name in eSports was inevitable, not only because of its StarCraft 2 squad, but also because of lacking results in other departments.
Curt “KeyHunt” Carter, Business Development Director at CheckSix:
It has been an amazing ride that we could not have done without help from a lot of people. First off, the sponsors that supported us in TteSports, RushOrderTees and Puretrak. They put faith in us, and we truly enjoyed proving to them that you don't have to receive a huge budget to provide a substantial return for them. To the people looking to start their own team, please do not let my comments scare you away from doing so. Please, give it a try. We were nowhere near perfect, and if you believe you can do better I invite you to try and if you need any help please feel free to contact me and I will be as honest with you as I possibly can be. You do not have to make the same mistakes others do. There are resources out there to help you. Finally, to our fans..we appreciate all your support and amazing words of inspiration over the past 2 years and we would not have made it half as long without your direct support and willingness to help out when necessary. Because of you, we were able to help get many players to multiple events over the course of our existence and hopefully you understand just how important that has been for this community.