YP part ways with team
Team YP have been left without a Counter-Strike squad, Vladislav "arch" Svistov has told HLTV.org.
Team YP, the esports branch of YouPorn, expanded into Counter-Strike in November with the signing of the male team known as Phenomenon, one of the rising rosters in the CIS scene.
Under the new organisation, and after bringing in two experienced players in the form of Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev and Vladyslav "arch" Svistov, the team managed to secure a spot at the MLG Columbus offline qualifier, but visa issues prevented them from attending the event with their full lineup.
Team YP while attending the MLG Columbus qualifier with two stand-ins
In a statement to HLTV.org, arch cited differences with YP's management over the future as the reason to seek a brighter future elsewhere.
"We would like to thank Team YP for everything they did for us and wish them the best of luck!," he told HLTV.org.
"Unfortunately, our plans for the future were not the same. Our line-up was created three months ago, and we do not want our growth to stop.
"Our goal was to reach the Major, but we could not play with our full line-up, so we failed to qualify.
"We will be playing in all the qualifiers for big events and also in tournaments we get invited to.
"Until we find a new organisation, we will play under the tag Phenomenon. All organisations interested in us can reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Phenomenon's roster consists of the following players: