Titan have just released a shocking announcement, Richard "shox" Papillon has departed the squad, while Kenny "kennyS" Schrub will take his place in the roster.
Titan have been considered at least a top two team throughout the last year as they have consistently placed inside of the top three at most tournaments they attended.
That was until their last two events, where the team has on the first occasion, EMS One Katowice, failed to qualify for the playoffs following losses to Virtus.pro and HellRaisers.
We won't be seeing shox with Titan anymore
That would have been understandable, as it seemed like that was only a one-time-thing, especially considering their convincing DreamHack Stockholm Invitational win.
After Titan's Copenhagen Games loss to their countrymen LDLC though, and thus the fifth to eighth finish, things started looking worrisome for the elite French-Belgian team.
That resulted in a lineup change which comes as a shock to the whole community, as we see the team's best player, Richard "shox" Papillon, depart the lineup. Replacing him will be Clan-Mystik's superstar Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, who will revert the changes made nearly a year ago, when Papillon joined VeryGames in his stead.
"Today a page turns: I decided to put an end to my collaboration with Titan. The Gaming house involves a lot of obligations affecting my private life so I expressed the wish not to continue in these conditions." said Richard "shox" Papillon on Titan's website.
"I am thankful to Titan for this experience, thanks to Jérôme, Nathan, Kévin, Edouard and Adil for all the great moments we lived together. There is no doubt they will bounce back in the best possible way, I only wish them the best."
"I'm happy to announce that I have joined Titan's ranks. I became a more complete player thanks to my preceding experiences and I am ready to put down a lot of hours to help my team to reach its objectives. I would like to thank Titan for trusting me as well as Clan-Mystik for this enriching experience." explained the new player, Kenny "kennyS" Schrub.
Titan's lineup is now following:
Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans
Nathan "NBK" Schmitt
Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux
Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom
Kenny "kennyS" Schrub
Titan are now sitting at second place in the ESEA Invite Season 16 Europe with eighteen points from eight matches. Their LAN debut will be SLTV StarSeries IX Finals, which will take place on May 2nd-4th in Kiev CyberSport Arena.