Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev has commented his departure from HellRaisers in an interview with HLTV.org.
Recruited in September as a replacement for Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev impressed the fans and proved his critics wrong with a number of impressive displays, both online and on LAN.
Boasting a whopping 1.19 rating, one of the highest in the game, the Ukrainian prodigy was still given his marching orders by the team earlier on Wednesday together with Yegor "markeloff" Markelov as HellRaisers landed dAT Team duo AdreN and Egor "flamie" Vasilyev.
s1mple vows to continue his journey elsewhere
Contacted by HLTV.org, s1mple explained that one of the reasons for his dismissal was the fact that he could not attend the upcoming Katowice event due to his ESL ban, which expires in 2016. He was banned by ESL in 1.6 a few years ago, with the ban being extended at a later point after he was caught using a new account before the expiry of the original suspension.
The 17-year-old admitted that his recent inflammatory comments about German people on his stream also contributed to his removal from the team.
"I was told about my removal from the team yesterday," he told HLTV.org. "I was pleased to play with such experienced players, they taught me a lot.
"ANGE1 called me and told me he had bad news. I immediately knew what was going to happen.
"I was removed from the team because of my ESL ban and because of a bad reputation. I am sorry for my actions.
"I was upset that no one, except the manager and the captain said farewell words.
"I would also like to apologise to everyone in the CS:GO community and the profanity of the words said about Germans.
"I love all nationalities, I was just mad at some specific people, and I am sorry about what I said.
"I would like to thank everyone that supported me. I hope I will soon find a team and continue my journey."