FolloweSports.com to drop team

FolloweSports.com have revealed that they are looking to offload their Counter-Strike team.

FolloweSports.com entered the competitive Counter-Strike scene in August when they signed SKDC's roster following some promising results, which included securing a spot in the North American ESL ESEA Pro League division.

However, it has been kind of a bumpy road in the last few weeks, with mixed results in online tournaments and Warren "hades" Rettich's departure following an alleged dispute with the organisation for what he described as "unfortunate circumstances."

After FolloweSports.com learned that the team were actively seeking other opportunities, the relationship between the organisation and the players hit a new low, resulting in the esports coverage hub pulling the plug on the sponsorship deal.

"We have no intentions of leaving the team without a home," FolloweSports.com co-founder Marty Strenczewilk told theScore eSports.

"We of course will always look at any opportunity that comes our way, however it isn't our intention to just release the team."

"We're working to ensure the players aren't left in a position where they don't have an organization and a salary, when it's something they need to be able to count on as professional players. "

The Canadian team currently sit seventh in the ESL ESEA Pro League, on a 3-5 record, while in CEVO Professional they are next-to-last, with six draws and four defeats from ten matches. Their roster currently consists of:

Canada Kyle "OCEAN" O'Brien
Canada Ellis "els" Clay
Canada Owen "wabbit" Farrelly
United States Derek "desi" Branchen (stand-in)

Canada Warren 'hades' Rettich
Warren 'hades' Rettich
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
286
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Canada Kyle 'OCEAN' O'Brien
Kyle 'OCEAN' O'Brien
Age:
32
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
379
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
United States Derek 'desi' Branchen
Derek 'desi' Branchen
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Canada Owen 'wabbit' Farrelly
Owen 'wabbit' Farrelly
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
82
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.09
Canada Ellis 'els' Clay
Ellis 'els' Clay
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
295
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
#2
coldzera | 
Asia vespa1 
rip
2015-10-10 11:18
expected
2015-10-10 11:18
unexpected, no one would drop an above tier1 player called ocean
2015-10-10 11:19
RIP.ca
2015-10-10 11:19
NA in a nutshell
2015-10-10 11:20
+
2015-10-10 12:29
#9
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
expected
2015-10-10 11:20
#10
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
how Ocean is still alive
2015-10-10 11:20
#35
mir | 
United States Brodie 
Too high for death.
2015-10-10 12:33
ODEAG! T_T
2015-10-10 11:22
+rep for FolloweSports
2015-10-10 11:22
EG inc :)
2015-10-10 11:22
Hm the big o?
2015-10-10 11:24
return of skdc
2015-10-10 11:25
eggspektud
2015-10-10 11:27
O D E A G
2015-10-10 11:31
#18
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
PogChamp The Big O... BibleThump
2015-10-10 11:33
lol expected EleGiggle
2015-10-10 11:35
Expected :-P
2015-10-10 11:36
OCEAN top1
2015-10-10 11:38
Didnt this team beat C9?
2015-10-10 11:42
Wait, this team had a salary? LOL.
2015-10-10 11:43
Tempo Storm inc
2015-10-10 11:43
Ocean = NA Hunden
2015-10-10 11:47
bummer
2015-10-10 11:51
RIP Top 5 NA Team
2015-10-10 11:52
i told them to disband when liquid smashed these guys. they listened to me wow
2015-10-10 11:52
#30
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France cedd 
lol ? hades only left the team for like 3 days, hes been back for a while now
2015-10-10 11:53
#31
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
didn't they picked them up like 1 week ago?
2015-10-10 11:57
ripperino
2015-10-10 11:58
So expected, lol. T8 NA trends: 1. Play decent enough to get sponsored 2. Start losing every game 3. Ex-sponsor Method is next on the chopping block.
2015-10-10 12:43
#38
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Germany 1criT 
RIP desi really like this guy
2015-10-10 12:49
desi, really 1 season max...
2015-10-10 12:55
shit, half of muriggan/canadians managers/ceos have polish surnames
2015-10-10 13:28
n1
2015-10-10 15:15
Why would anyone pick up a team of 3 players and one standin that have done fuck all?
2015-10-10 15:44
NA orgs are generally desperate to get into the scene, regardless of the team.
2015-10-10 15:48
#46
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Sweden godname 
hahaha ocean noob
2015-10-10 16:05
Knew this was coming as soon as their manager as cut from their ESEA roster... [*]
2015-10-10 17:26
#49
United Kingdom myzz 
Ocean is literally EU LEM mm level
2015-10-10 17:27
Nt tier trash UK
2015-10-11 00:36
THE BIG O
2015-10-10 18:24
+rep FollowEsports.com
2015-10-10 20:30
Not cool for my hammie OCEAN
2015-10-10 21:10
#63
United Kingdom Alth 
I'm sorry but what the fuck have these players done to warrant a salary?
2015-10-10 23:04
Who?
2015-10-11 00:54
#69
felps | 
Brazil Fr4m3 
New home to GamesAcademy?!?!
2015-10-11 03:18
#74
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
[*] Ocean
2015-10-11 17:34
Sign games academy, so much better than this lineup
2015-10-12 00:25
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