Preparation release team
Team Preparation and their Counter-Strike squad have parted ways, Vladyslav "arch" Svistov has told HLTV.org.
The move comes just a week after the Russian team failed to secure a spot at the CIS Minor Championship as they finished third of their group in the closed qualifier.
Formerly known as Worst Players, the team joined Preparation in July after impressing at SL i-League Invitational #1. After a roster overhaul, Preparation reached the playoffs at ESWC, but they were unable to replicate the same level of form in the qualifier for the Minor.
arch & co seek a new organisation
The team is now in search of not only a new organisation, but also a new fifth player as Vladislav "El Patron" Kopitin has been released from the roster.
"Not qualifying for the Minor was deemed a big failure and it was heartbreaking for us," Svistov told HLTV.org.
"We still see ourselves as among the best in the CIS region, so we decided to stick together, only changing El Patron.
"We do not know yet who our new fifth player will be, we will be trying out some AWP players.
"We would like to thank Preparation for all the time we spent with them. We will not forget them, but it is time to move forward.
"We will play under the name PiTER until we find a new home. All interested organisations can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org."
PiTER have the following quartet: