Keyd Stars lose team
Keyd Stars have announced that they have parted ways with their CS:GO team with immediate effect.
According to a statement issued by Keyd Stars, the team and the organisation part ways on good terms and the players "are now free to take up a great opportunity that has been presented to them."
Formerly known as KaBuM, the Brazilian team linked up with Keyd Stars, an organisation backed up by telecommunications behemoth Vivo, shortly before ESL One Katowice, where they secured a top-eight finish.
Shortly after, the team moved to Los Angeles to practice against the top teams in North America and play in the region's biggest tournaments, but they found success hard to come by in recent weeks.
Brazilian giants leave Keyd Stars
Group stage exits at the ESL ESEA Pro League finals and at ESWC appear to have taken their toll on the team, who have decided to part ways with Caio "zqkS" Fonseca. A replacement will soon be announced, together with a coach, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo has revealed.
"After four and a half months of hard work and trust, we are saying goodbye to Keyd Stars," team member Gabriel "Fallen" Toledo said.
"These guys did so much for us! We will always be grateful to them. They invested heavily in Brazilian CS:GO, we knew that the Brazilian scene is still taking baby steps. We work on a daily basis to change this!
"I would also like to say that we are changing one player, as Caio "zqk" Fonseca has stepped down from the roster.
"My teammates and I would like to thank him for his effort since we got together in this team."
The Brazilian team are back in Brazil for a short holiday, but they will soon begin preparations for ESL One Cologne with an intensive practice regime.
The following players are now free to join another organisation: