FlipSid3 Tactics have announced that they have terminated the contract of Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev.
The 18-year-old signed for FlipSid3 Tactics in February following his departure from HellRaisers and further enhanced his credentials as one of the game's hottest prospects with a series of impressive displays, both online and offline.
However, he fell out of favour after ESWC, in July, as he publicly criticised his teammates in the aftermath of the event, leading to his immediate removal from the active roster, even though he remained bound to the organisation by contract.
After a short stint in Worst Players, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev stepped in for HellRaisers in time for DreamHack Open Stockholm, where the team finished outside of the qualification places for the Cluj major.
s1mple has been freed from his contract
Many believed that it was just a matter of time before s1mple signed for HellRaisers, but the Ukrainian organisation claimed on Thursday that a deal to buy the player out of his FlipSid3 Tactics contract had fallen through.
But in yet another surprising turn of events, s1mple has been told he is free to find another team, though it remains to be seen whether he still plans to commit to HellRaisers, who remain in the market for a new fifth player.