mosbeck quits Curse
Justin "mosbeck" Mosbeck has confirmed that he has parted company with Curse, who have been left with a four-man roster.
The news comes in the aftermath of the ESEA 14 finals in Dallas, where Curse finished in third place after losing to local rivals compLexity 2-0 in the Consolidation Final.
Mosbeck, who was brought in only last month as a replacement for Stan "stan^" Sukachov, had already come under fire during the regular season following a series of mixed displays.
mosbeck cut a frustrating figure at the ESEA finals
At the LAN finals, criticism targeted at the Canadian only intensified as the former Denial man was the worst player of the event with a 0.63 rating. Below you can find a statement from Mosbeck explaining what led to his departure:
"When I first got the offer from Curse I couldn't be more excited to play for arguably one of the best teams in NA. I was dedicated, active, motivated, and they had the exact same goals and mindset of what they wanted out of CS. When I started practicing with them right away it just didn't mesh well, regardless if we were winning it just wasn't something that I enjoyed. I was put into roles that I wasn't used to, playing spots I don't normally play, but this was expected considering they had strats and setups based off how stan played and that's the role they needed me to play. We changed it up a bit, and me and anger were thrown into an entry type role on most maps and AZK was the lurker.
"Playing on Sam Marine's team, the difference was night and day. I had a lot of freedom to kind of do what I wanted and what I was comfortable with. Probably about a month before the LAN I made the team aware that I just didn't enjoy my time playing with them, it wasn't against any of the people on the team it just wasn't what I had hoped for. I basically said that after the ESEA LAN i'll be looking to play for a different team, they were upset but could understand where I was coming from and still let me play the ESEA LAN with them even though stan would have been able to attend.
"Now to talk about my LAN performance because I'm sure a there's quite a few people who are eager to know what had happened. Simply put, I was nervous. I wasn't comfortable playing with the team from the start and I wasn't comfortable on LAN and it showed, big time. I'm not going to try and make up a bunch of excuses, because bottom line I did under perform. Going into it I was fairly confident and believe me, if I thought I was going to play as poorly as I did I wouldn't of went. I'm using this LAN as experience and to help me grow as a better player for future tournaments with whoever it may be. For now there are a few teams in mind that I have been talking to, nothing set in stone. I'm hoping the community will give me the chance to really show that it was a bad LAN but I can bounce back and only use that LAN as motivation to play better for the next tournament."
Mosbeck's future is now up in the air, but the Canadian player has already linked up with Carey "frozt" Kertenian, Trey "tck" Martin, Neil "MONTE" Montgomery and Derek "dboorN" Boorn ahead of the North American ESWC qualifiers, though it remains to be seen whether the project will last long.
Curse have now been left with the following roster:
Eric "adreN" Hoag
Todd "anger" Williams
Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham
Keven "AZK" Lariviére