Former ESC Gaming member Mariusz "Loord" Cybulski has commented via his Facebook page on his departure from the team and also the current state of CS:GO.
The Polish veteran announced last month that he was retiring from gaming, this way confirming rumours about the breakup of the 'Golden Five, one of the most successful teams in the history of Counter-Strike, with three WCG titles to their name.
It had long been suspected that the atmosphere in the team was far from optimal, and the recent financial problems and lack of silverware in CS:GO only worsened the situation.
Cybulski has now criticised the way his team-mates treated him along the road, saying that the only player who acknowledged all he did was Filip "Neo" Kubski.
"If people that you played with for seven years, people that you spent more time with than with your family, treated you like they treated me, you would have done the same," he wrote on Facebook.
"The only person that has thanked me for everything I did for the team was Neo, who I personally have nothing against because he worked hard to be where he is now.
"Simply put, he had the talent, and that is why he is where he is now. He earned his position in the scene and the team, unlike some players who were destroying the team from the start and trying to shape themselves as superstars, appearing in every possible interview that there was."
This last remark is a jibe at Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas, whom Cybulski partially holds responsible for the internal problems in the team.
"Was there a need to replace LUq with pasha? We had won five major tournaments in three years with LUq, while with pasha we only won two in the same amount of time," he continues.
"Who do you think that is responsible for all the changes in the team?"
Cybulski went on to discuss the notion that he was the weakest link in the team, stressing that unlike some of his team-mates, he was not obsessed with statistics.
"I did not change my playng style because I was tired of it, I changed it because some players on oru team were talking about statistics behind our back!," he added.
"I did not want to be a star, I was focused on winning. As you can see now... it was a big mistake."
During the early months of CS:GO, several ESC players publicly admitted that they did not enjoy playing the game, and Cybulski has now declared that he does not think the successor to 1.6 will last long.
"We took pleasure in playing 1.6, but CS:GO is a completely different story, we played it just because everyone was switching and because there were tournaments, prize money and the opportunity to compete," he explained.
"There was no pleasure. Why do you think that some players in our team started to focus on creating their own personal projectcs rather than on winning tournaments?
CS:GO is not the future. Just look at our scene. How many teams do we have in Poland? Two, three?
"Valve devotes its full attention to Dota 2 to rival LoL. 400,000 players play Dota 2, while CS:GO has like 30,000 players.
"Citing [ESL chief] Carmac at IEM Katowice, 'if you want to play CS:GO think of it as a pleasure and not as something serious'".