Epsilon eSports have announced they are parting ways with their CS:GO squad, thus leaving the Swedish lineup homeless.
Despite increasing success of their CS:GO squad in recent months, which saw the Swedish team place 9th-12th at Copenhagen Games and then build on that with a 2nd place finish at DreamHack Summer, Epsilon and the squad will be going their separate ways due to the organization "shifting priorities and venturing into new territory".
Jesper "jw" Wecksell confirmed that there is no bad blood between the two sides and that the team will stick together.
"The time has come, the time to say good bye to Epsilon.
"We have had a lot of support playing under the management of Epsilon and we want to give a special thanks to our manager Slick who picked us up when no one else believed in us.
"We appreciate everything Epsilon has done for us, we improved greatly under their name and we became a top team while playing for them. But nothing lasts forever and we have decided to part ways on good terms with each other. Don’t worry though; we will keep playing under the tag SY&b until we find a new home." - Jesper "jw" Wecksell's statement for Epsilon-esports.com.
Swedish lineup was recently strengthened by Andreas "MODDII" Fridh and they finished the 14th season of ESEA in 6th place, which technically meant they will have a spot at the finals as at least three teams ahead of them in the ranking have no plans of going.
However, with the departure from the organization the trip to USA is now under question as there is only three weeks left until the North American event.
Jesper "jw" Wecksell
Jonatan "devilwalk" Lundberg
Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Andreas "schneider" Lindberg
Robin "flusha" Rönnquist
Now under their temporary name SY&b, Wecksell & co will begin a search for a new home, and the next chance to see them in action will be Mad Catz Invitational on July 29th-August 1st when they are scheduled to play a best-of-three relegation match.
Should the team not find support in time for attending ESEA Finals, the next LAN event in their crosshairs will be DreamHack Bucharest.