UniversalSoldiers have witnessed the departure of their CS:GO team, who have decided to go back to the name AGAiN.
The news comes as a huge surprise as the former ESC Gaming team had been recruited by UniversalSoldiers just four months ago as they looked to go back to their roots and get closer to their fanbase.
Under UniversalSoldiers' banner, the team finished 3rd-4th at the RaidCall EMS One Finals and 9th-16th at DreamHack Winter, and qualified for the SLTV StarSeries finals as well the ESEA global finals.
TaZ & co without an organisation yet AGAiN
In a statement issued by Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas, the Polish player hinted that the team were unhappy with the support they were getting from US and suggested that they may create their own organisation.
"Today we would like to annouce that we will no longer represent Universal Soldiers," Wojtas said.
"We prefer to keep details about this decision from public, but we think that it was the only reasonable move for both parties. For the past two years our team has been linked with many organisations, and all of them left us wondering about our choice of commitment.
"As we write this statement, we are currently unsure of what our future holds. We are looking into some options, we would love to find a good organisation, which would finally support us (…) and let us prove our worth, or maybe it’s finally the time to create our own company.
"We will attend SLTV tournament thanks to help from ZOWIE GEAR, who once AGAiN came to the rescue, and will support us, so really big thanks to them for making it possible!"
HLTV.org understands that, as it stands now, it looks very unlikely that the team will be able to attend the ESEA Finals from January 17th to 21st, unless a sponsor comes in to fund the trip to Dallas.
Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas
Filip "Neo" Kubski
Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski
Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski
Paweł "byali" Bieliński