Former fnatic member Andreas "schneider" Lindberg has admitted to being "surprised and disappointed" with the way he was cut from the team.
Lindberg has been left out in the cold as fnatic recruited ex-LGB duo Freddy "KRiMZ" Johansson and Olof "olofm" Kajbjer in a bid to improve the team's recents, with Jonatan "Devilwalk" Lundberg taking on the role of coach.
He had been part of the team since February 2013, when he joined from Absolute Legends, and played an important role in fnatic's title-winning campaign at DreamHack Winter later that year.
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Contacted by HLTV.org in the aftermath of fnatic's announcement, Lindberg dropped a hint that he may retire from gaming and did not hide his disappointment with the way his team-mates told him he was off the team.
"I feel really disappointed and surprised," he told HLTV.org. "But not in the way you think I am disappointed. What bothers me every minute I'm awake is not that I was kicked and my gaming career is most likely over, but more because of that the way it all happened.
"I was told we had to have a meeting with the team in teamspeak. So there I was in teamspeak wondering what was going to happen next. To make this story a bit shorter I will just skip to the important parts.
"Jonatan starts off by saying that I was the one this was going to hit the hardest, but he told me was stepping down to be a coach and that was when I realized I was the one that was going to completely vanish from our group of friends.
"And then he continued in sort of coachy role to say: 'If you have any questions I will be here and answer them all for you. And I also understand that you hate me now.'
"What I said was: "I do not hate any of you guys, all I can feel is disappointment and that I'm in shock'. And then basically I started crying (yes, I know what you think; gay, weak, etc).
"But the one thing that I just cant stop thinking of is this: I started asking for their farewells, since up to that moment it had only been Devilwalk who had opened his mouth and said something me.
"When I did that, Devilwalk and Jesper said a lot of kind words that I will forever appreciate. But while waiting to hear from flusha and pronax, and a simple goodbye would have made me happy if that was all they wanted to say, all I got was complete silence, not a single word.
"This, my friends, is what I am disappointed at and what I cannot stop thinking about, a person I spent around two years with and shared a million laughs and more than a thousand laughs with, not even wanting or having the guts to give me a proper goodbye.
"With this said I wish them all the best and I hope they can make the fnatic name in CSGO what it deserves to be."