Crowns release team
Crowns have decided to part ways with their team after the squad was not performing to the level they had been hoping for, the organization revealed today.
Crowns first made waves at the ESEA Season 22 Global Challenge LAN in Katowice, Poland, where they took down Echo Fox 2-0 and placed second overall. David "Jayzwalkingz" Kempner had a breakout performance at that tournament, going 58-18 in the series against Echo Fox and that eventually led to him being loaned out to fnatic Academy.
bENNY and co. impressed at the GC LAN, but couldn't reach that form again
After their star player departed, Yacine "yzn" Laghmari and Noel "melonhead" Raki joined the team, but Crowns were unable to put up good results and now find themselves close to the bottom of the ESEA Premier table. With that in mind, the organization decided to release the roster, but noted that Jayzwalkingz is still under contract with Crowns, even though he is loaned out to fnatic Academy.
Cliffhanger & broiler, the team's managers released the following statement:
"First and foremost, we would like to express our great admiration for the amount of time and energy these players have devoted to their careers, juggling both work, spare-time, social interactions with friends, family and girlfriends. During their time in Crowns Esports Club they have been among the most easy going and patient people we have known to this day."
"We have been with the team in their ups and downs, joined in their joy and as well sadness. Today, we unfortunately had to release them from their contracts. With great courage, the players expressed their goal to become one of the leading teams in the world, even though it did not happen under Crowns, the story is not over yet. What we have to remember is that these are young players in the beginning of their career, with much left to show us. We wish them best of luck and hope to see them in new constellations in the future."
The following players are now free agents:
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