Curse's American team has decided to remove Cody "ezpk" Shirley and Michael "Michael3D" Wilbanks from its roster after a disappointing finish at ESEA Invite Season 13 global finals.
Curse.NA came into the finals hoping to make waves as they were fresh off a promising 7-8th place finish at Copenhagen Games after solid wins over teams such as ALTERNATE and Lemondogs.
The team started off well in Dallas this past weekend as they defeated n!faculty in the opening round and then scored fourteen rounds on NiP on de_nuke_se, but from there on out it was all downhill.
Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham's team lost the second map versus the Ninjas 9-16, and were knocked out in 5-6th place for a mere $1,500 in prize money by Quantic Gaming in a lopsided 0-2 loss.
Skadoodle from Curse.NA
Skadoodle now in charge of Curse.NA
According to a statement on ESEA News given by Shirley, the decision to make changes came from upper management to improve the team's fragging ability, and better the leadership.
Wilbanks was Curse's worst player statistically with a 0.48 KPR, -37 K+D difference and a rating of 0.72, followed by Shirley with a resume of 0.60 KPR, -20 and a rating of 0.88.
Todd "anger" Williams
Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham
Stan "stan" Sukachov
Latham has been appointed the new team captain and will likely be in charge of adding two new members in time for ESEA's fourteenth season, which will once again feature a global CS:GO division.