Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács has dropped a hint that he could retire from gaming following Richard "shoxie" Papillon's decision to join VeryGames.
Following the disbandment of Imaginary Gaming in March, Papillon had been playing with TCM-Gaming alongside Kovács, Dimitrios "stavros" Smoilis, Hendrik "strux1" Goetzendorff and Anil "cLy" Gülec.
Despite being a mix team with little practice, TCM acquitted themselves really well and won RADEON Offensive #2 and the qualifiers for SLTV StarSeries VI and TECHLABS Minsk, defeating teams like Western Wolves and Natus Vincere.
However, Papillon could not hang up the phone on an offer from VeryGames and returned to his former team, which left TCM-Gaming with a four-man roster.
HLTV.org has now learned that the remaining TCM players have decided to go their separate ways, with Kovács ready to listen to offers before deciding whether to hang up his mouse.
"Time to retire.. But i will wait few months for some good offers and if wont get any I will retire," he wrote on his Facebook page.
"Anyway, thank you for your support guys.."
This is yet another blow for the Slovakian star, who had already been left dismayed by the disbandment of his 3DMAX team after Copenhagen Games. Kovács has the third-highest rating in the game at 1.27, only behind that of Ninjas in Pyjamas duo Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (1.37) and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (1.39).
The following four players have now been left without a team:
Dimitrios "stavros" Smoilis
Anil "cLy" Gülec
Hendrik "strux1" Goetzendorff
Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács