ex-paiN confirm disbandment
The former paiN members have decided to go their separate ways, team manager Rui "GMS" Gomes has confirmed to HLTV.org.
The future of the Brazilian team had been up in the air since losing the support of paiN Gaming, who made headlines earlier this month with the signing of Cyclone's roster.
Even without the support of an organisation, the team remained in the United States for a while and brought Thiago "tifa" França in as a replacement for Guilherme "dukeN" Góes in the hopes of eventually finding a new home.
zqkS, who played for Selfless this week, is a free agent
But last week the players returned home, and, after weighing up their options, it was decided that pulling the plug on the team was the best course of action.
"It was a mutual decision because we were very tired, and without an organisation it is best if we go our separate ways," Gomes told HLTV.org.
"There were no issues between the players or anything like that. duken's departure and paiN dropping their support really affected the whole project and we were left without motivation as we would have to start from scratch."
Former Keyd Stars member Caio "zqkS" Fonseca, the only player on the team with Major experience, was seen standing in for Selfless Gaming in the ESL Pro League against Renegades earlier this week, but it is unclear at this point if he will return to North America to pursue his career there.
The following players are now free agents: