"With that Valve ban situation, how far do you think the team can go as it is right now?
I mean, the team can go as far as it can go within the limitations. Like we could theoretically win big titles, we just can't participate at those events unless they want to use a stand-in for me. So I think the question that you're asking would be if is there is going to be a point where they're going to be like, 'Alright, steel, we want to play at these other events because we think we're good enough to place and perform really well at them, we're going to have to move on,' then I think yes, that's probably something that's going to happen down the line at some point — it's just a matter of when. But for now, it's kind of one step at a time."
So it made sense he was probably going to leave eventually when the rest of the team was ready to make it to those events. saying this and then leaving so quickly afterward is strange. It's why I think he must have received an offer too good to pass up