TheMongolz swap two
TheMongolz, who recently attended IEM Katowice, have parted ways with Bold 'ncl' Batsuh and Otgonjargal 'Menace' Ganzorig while bringing on board two relatively unproven talents.
Although they had been making waves in the Asian scene for months beforehand, TheMongolz enjoyed a breakout moment when they defeated Renegades to win the Asia Minor and thereby qualify for both the MLG Columbus Main Qualifier and IEM Katowice.
Visa issues slighted the Mongolian players from attending the Major Qualifier (where they were drawn in a group that some have argued may have been an easy path to the Major), and IEM Katowice was not much of a promising showing either as the team lost all five of their group stage games convincingly.
Menace is one of two players to have stepped down from the squad
However, HLTV.org have learned from the team's manager that the straw that broke the camel's back was the DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 Asia Closed Qualifier, to which the team had explicitly flown to Singapore in order to play with ideal latency conditions, where TheMongolz lost in the quarter-finals to Thai team Signature.
The disappointment with that loss precipicated the team parting ways with Bold "ncl" Batsuh and Otgonjargal "Menace" Ganzorig and bringing on board Erdenetsogt "element" Tengis and Batbayar "kabal" Bat-Enkh, as the team's manager explained:
"We travelled to Singapore to play in the DH malmo qualifier because playing from home on Singaporean servers we get around 90-120 ping, so we decided to travel to Singapore instead. But we lost and we were very disappointed in this loss.
We changed the roster therefore due to recent bad performance. Our two new additions are both 20 years old. They have very good aim but less experience. kabal was playing for a team called Core Gaming whereas element was teamless. There have not attained any well known success until now so they have a lot to prove.
Our upcoming competition plans include the Razer Rising Stars South-East Asian League and the mixBOT Golden League to which we are both invited."
The new TheMongolz roster is therefore:
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