Immunity and their CS:GO team have decided to part ways, Callum "BURNRUOk" Henderson has revealed.
Along with the departure from Immunity, whom the team had joined in August of 2016, the players have announced that Montheara "prakM" Prak, formerly of Cypher, will be replacing James "James" Quinn on the roster permanently.
The news about the 23-year-old's departure comes as little surprise as he had not played for the team since April. At their last two events, the Asia Minor and the ZEN Esports League Finals, Immunity fielded two different stand-ins, Travis "wizard" Richardson and Chris "cozeh" Cossyvas, respectively.
"The reasoning behind the removal of JAMES was just due to personal issues," Mohammed "MoeycQ" Tizani told respawn.ninja.
"There were a lot of personality clashes and things of that nature. It just became a toxic environment and it needed immediate fixing. Since the removal of JAMES – no disrespect to him as a player, he’s a great in-game leader with great fragging capability – the environment in general has been a lot better.
"We’ve united as a team and hopefully, after this event, we can solidify a few things and get back to work.
"prakM’s a great kid. Very sharp, very up and coming, quite talented, good attitude. It’ll help to have that consistent five and have Alex, MAGIKK, our coach, be a lot more consistent in his role.
"Put that all together and I think, hopefully, we should have a good performance at our next event."
Contacted by HLTV.org, James stated that he is currently assessing his options, and revealed that he is receptive to the idea of taking up a coaching role.
"It was not working out between myself and the players, and I decided it would be better for myself and the team to part ways, but I wish them nothing but the best," he told HLTV.org.
"A big 'thank you' needs to go to Tony "Sent1nel" Trubridge (owner of Team Immunity), who's done more than enough for me personally, I owe a lot to him.
"As for now - my future - I'm exploring all opportunities in regards to coaching or playing, but as soon as I have something concrete I will make a full statement."
The ex-Immunity team, who have been invited to compete in the Asia-Oceania qualifier for DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017, which will run from Friday to Sunday, now have: