Rock1nG steps down from Outlaws

Ivan "Rock1nG" Stratiev has decided to leave Outlaws following the team's decision to bench him, the player has told HLTV.org.

In a statement to HLTV.org, the player explained that he has decided to further his career elsewhere after his teammates expressed the desire to have him benched.

After nearly one year with Outlaws, Rock1nG leaves the organisation

Ivan "Rock1nG" Stratiev had been part of Outlaws since September of last year. During his time on the roster, the team won several regional tournaments, including back-to-back ESL South East Europe Championships and the AdriaMasters Finals, and topped CEVO Main Season 12 ahead of teams like Singularity, Epsilon and KPI.

"The team approached me and said they would be trying out another roster,"  Rock1nG told HLTV.org. "They asked me if I wanted to be benched and wait for my time to come, or either find another team.

"The time I had with Outlaws was a great experience. The organisation was doing their duties, it was a good home, and my teammates have great individual skill."

"I wish them nothing but the best. Still, I want to keep playing on a long term basis, so I am looking for new opportunities and I can be contacted through this e-mail: shefabatence@gmail.com"

Outlaws' roster currently looks as follows:

Bulgaria Nikolay "niki1" Pantaleev
Bulgaria Nikola "NK4Y" Radushev
Bulgaria Teodor "SPELLAN" Nikolov
Bulgaria Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov

Bulgaria Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
920
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Bulgaria Nikolay 'niki1' Pantaleev
Nikolay 'niki1' Pantaleev
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
568
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Bulgaria Nikola 'NK4Y' Radushev
Nikola 'NK4Y' Radushev
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Ivan 'Rock1nG' Stratiev
Ivan 'Rock1nG' Stratiev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
553
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
So many shuffles
2017-08-01 22:01
#80
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Brazil VAMOUZ 
cuz its off season.
2017-08-02 08:22
#5
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Australia Australis 
nice
2017-08-01 22:02
#7
keev | 
Germany eXoNaTioN 
easy for outlaws now
2017-08-01 22:02
#9
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
WTF BEST PLAYER LEAVE???
2017-08-01 22:02
#10
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Denmark silfize 
when will cerq go to rogue?
2017-08-01 22:02
#11
fnx | 
Brazil ASPXgodd 
whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :(
2017-08-01 22:02
really sad day
2017-08-01 22:02
#14
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Sweden X-rAy 
sad
2017-08-01 22:02
+ptr
2017-08-01 22:02
cus his best friend CeRq is gone :(
2017-08-01 22:02
Subroza already confirmed cerq in rouge in a interview tho xD
2017-08-01 22:03
#26
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Bulgaria Costellio 
Where is the interview?
2017-08-01 22:05
#31
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Brazil wittyusername 
It's in a interview released today.
2017-08-01 22:12
Speaking of Enigma6 (now Rogue), what do you think of the changes to that roster? Well, they have definitely made an upgrade, just on the basis of Spencer "Hiko" Martin and Cvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov. I’m still not a fan of big roster changes like this, though, I do not think it will guarantee them success in Pro. I think they can hold their spot, but they will definitely struggle. Appart of the subroza interview from fragdelphia released this morning, makes sense he would know since hiko said they started prac a few days ago now probably scrimed against them
2017-08-01 22:32
nice bait
2017-08-01 22:27
#46
2017-08-01 22:33
can u give me link to the interview? thanks
2017-08-01 22:36
2017-08-01 22:37
ty
2017-08-01 22:38
#24
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Bulgaria Versache 
Gl to him in the future ! Rocky is a good player
2017-08-01 22:04
#30
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
strange move, he was their second best player after cerq
2017-08-01 22:07
he was the worst lmfao
2017-08-01 22:26
#56
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Brazil Blazzze 
HE IS GOING TO ROGUE
2017-08-01 22:45
#58
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
cerq is going to rogue, not rock1ng
2017-08-01 22:58
#73
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Russia AyvaN 
Tomorrow news: BUHALOVIC joins to Outlaws, cerq steps down.
2017-08-02 04:16
Lul shuffles that we need
2017-08-01 22:30
#44
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Rogue. CeRq Bpro. Rock1ng Outlaws. Psycho mby idk
2017-08-01 22:31
psycho is bad but going to outlaws? no, I don't think so
2017-08-02 00:05
#67
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Idk just went through my mind xD
2017-08-02 00:16
#68
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
they just should merge with imperial. i believe niki1 is better igl than spyleader and everyone else from outlaws is better than shemeta xD
2017-08-02 00:41
#70
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Spyleader is way better igl
2017-08-02 01:10
I think he'll stick with Bpro for a very long time
2017-08-02 08:07
#54
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Turkey KEBABPOWERGG 
gg outlaws
2017-08-01 22:40
lol 4 players dropping from teams in one day? why
2017-08-01 22:40
Rocking is good player. CeRq leave Rocking leave Outlaws = nothing I think disband inc.
2017-08-01 23:04
Ah yes the man who accused me and my team of being blatant cheater after we own them
2017-08-01 23:34
GL in finding a new team! dont give up
2017-08-01 23:56
Free tip to "pros" looking for an org: create a new damn email that at least sounds professional...
2017-08-02 04:18
HellRaisers inc, 100% Angel > NaVi
2017-08-02 05:21
I have the best idea ever! Imperial: -Bot shemeta +Rocking Ez top 1 team But Imperial>Outlaws,that's why Rocking can't "step down".Only Up!Faze up! Common allu!!!
2017-08-02 06:09
#82
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Bulgaria TEDDSENN 
Rocky gl bro. You're really talanted player with big future.
2017-08-02 11:44
they kicked him out cuz he stole my m9)) KARMA
2017-08-02 20:21
#85
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Poland Zer0Kurw0 
noooo he was top 2 in outlaws
2017-08-04 01:09
#86
CeRq | 
Bulgaria Narsiel 
He wasn't even top 4
2017-08-04 09:43
#87
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Portugal Kikocbr 
:D
2017-08-05 20:25
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