The players representing Planetkey will go their separate ways after their contract with the German organization runs out next month, the team recently announced.
After an eight-month run, the team lead by team captain Alexander "alexRr" Frisch will dissolve, with the five players going their own ways and seeking new opportunities.
Planetkey have finished 3-4th in the last two seasons of the German ESL league, the ESL Meisterschaft, and have made it into ESEA Premier S25, but haven't been able to leave a mark in the international league, finishing the season in the relegation zone.
After a lack of breakthrough international results, the team's tenure will come to an end, with the likes of Robin "r0bs3n" Stephan, Marko "kressy" Đordević and Timo "pulzG" Walter breaking up the team to search for new challenges as individuals.
"It is sad, I can't add more to it. Once more a team based on alexRr showed the world what Planetkey can do. Some time ago we won the ESL Pro Series (now ESL Meisterschaft), competed at a Major and in Pro League. We want to thank alexRr, kressy, r0bs3n, who we've known for a long time, pulzG and oddo for all the time we were together. The team nevertheless came to the decision to split up and not wanting to continue to play together."
"We are also open for new opportunities for the upcoming season. We are going to stay in close contact with the players from this team. I want to thank the team and all people in the background for the past 8 months, especially Martin "Drake" Schulz for his great work in the management!"
kressy, who was the team's standout player in recent months, told HLTV.org that he is open to continuing his career in an international team in Europe or overseas:
"After eight months with this team, we decided to split up. We had internal issues, which we could not solve, sadly. We worked on them for several weeks, but it didn't help. We had a lot of good moments, which I will never forget. I wish all of my teammates a bright future and hope I will see them soon again."
"But what about me? I don't really know to be honest. I have no real plans, that's why I am open for every offer I get. I would be ready to play fulltime in EU as well as in NA. So if there are any interested people, you can contact me via twitter or at firstname.lastname@example.org"
The following Planetkey players will be free agents as of next month: