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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Outlaws' roster currently looks as follows:
I'm not longer part of team Outlaws,and im looking for new opportunities ! gl to my ex-teammates!— Ivan Stratiev (@Outlaws_rock1ng) August 1, 2017