ALTERNATE release mnL
Team ALTERNATE have dispensed with the services of Manuel "mnL" Oberlein, the German player has revealed.
The change comes as a surprise as ALTERNATE had undergone roster changes just two weeks ago, having brought in Christian "crisby" Schmitt from dotpiXels as a replacement for Christian "Rak" Hermenau-Puhlvers.
ALTERNATE's fortunes have not improved since that move, though, with an 18-21 defeat to myDGB.net in the second round of the RaidCall EMS One Cup #2 having been followed by a 16-14 loss to ENTiTY in StarSeries VI.
mnL cut from ALTERNATE
As a result, the team have decided to fine-tune the squad once again by letting go of Manuel "mnL" Oberlein, a decision that caught the German player by surprise.
"Today, I was surprisingly replaced," he told 99damage.de. "Before the [EPS] finals, we had several discussions about whether a change was in the making, and the answer was always negative.
"About one-and-a-half weeks ago, I asked again if we were going to make a change, and I was told that we were not.
"Now, when all the options to find a team and an organisation are gone, I have been told that I will be replaced.
"This move was unfortunately made by a person that I held in high regard. I am extremely disappointed with that person.
"I have always worked on improving as a player and improving our tactics, and I have invested a lot of time in our game.
"Finally, I would like to say: the guys around Benny (qk-Mantis) and asmo have what it takes, and they are Germany's biggest hope in the international scene..."
According to 99damage.de, ALTERNATE have set their sights on dotpiXels' Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch, but the German team have so far stayed silent on the matter.
ALTERNATE currently have:
Felix "fel1x" Zech
Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend
Manuel "SolEk" Zeindler
Christian "crisby" Schmitt
Christian "Igor" Meyer (Backup)