tabz steps down from Japaleno

Simon "tabz" Feldt is no longer a member of Japaleno, the player has announced on Social Media.

In a TwitLonger post, the 19-year-old player admitted to feeling "out of place" on the team, which he had joined only two weeks ago together with Niclas "PlesseN" Plessen.

Last weekend, Japaleno went out of the Europe Minor closed qualifier after three games following losses to Heroic, NiP and Kinguin. This week, they were eliminated from the WCA Europe Main Qualifier at the hands of Gambit before being defeated by fnatic in the semi-finals of the Swedish WESG qualifier.

tabz is now looking for new opportunities

Stating that AWPing is his "comfort zone", the Swedish player added that he was not entirely happy with the role that Japaleno had given him. He also revealed that he passed up an offer to play in China as an AWPer after Japaleno invited him to play in the DreamHack Open Denver qualifiers. 

"I felt out of place since the beginning, but I told the guys that I could adapt and that in the end I would learn." Simon "tabz" Feldt wrote.

"I've played around 30-40 officials since I said that and I still haven't found my place. […] I've proved them wrong, I didn't learn because of more experience […] and my way of adapting to rifling took longer than expected."

The player also added that he will be looking "for another team in any region as a main AWPer".

With this move, here is how Japaleno's roster currently looks:

Sweden Daniel "djL" Narancic
Sweden Fredrik "FREDDyFROG" Gustafsson
Sweden Joakim "Relaxa" Gustafsson
Sweden Niclas "PlesseN" Plessen

Sweden Simon 'tabz' Feldt
Simon 'tabz' Feldt
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
157
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Niclas 'PlesseN' Plessen
Niclas 'PlesseN' Plessen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
634
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' Gustafsson
Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' Gustafsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Sweden Joakim 'Relaxa' Gustafsson
Joakim 'Relaxa' Gustafsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
793
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
#1
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Denmark danishwarrior 
oh well
2017-10-20 17:16
Why??? They can’t beat VP without him..
2017-10-20 17:16
"the 19-year-old player admitted to feeling "out of place" on the team"
2017-10-20 17:18
#35
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
You can add a bot as a stand-in and still win a game against VP lol
2017-10-20 17:44
#40
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Spain Miki2K 
Lmao xdddd
2017-10-20 17:56
HAHAHAHA good one!
2017-10-20 18:25
#52
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Croatia DNM_ii 
Hahahaha
2017-10-20 18:52
YEAH XDDD
2017-10-22 15:52
XDD
2017-10-22 19:12
#5
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Europe b7ack0ut 
LUL
2017-10-20 17:17
#8
Finland LazeB 
unexpected
2017-10-20 17:17
expected
2017-10-20 17:17
#11
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
RIP this team
2017-10-20 17:17
Wow sad day
2017-10-20 17:17
#13
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United Kingdom tr4c 
Japaleno :'((((
2017-10-20 17:17
+mikelelelele
2017-10-20 17:17
Totaly expected
2017-10-20 17:18
expected.
2017-10-20 17:18
#21
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Brazil Nimenz 
I don't believe!
2017-10-20 17:19
#30
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Poland Spanksss 
+maikelele hahaha
2017-10-20 17:32
#31
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
gl in future <3
2017-10-20 17:34
+dipparn
2017-10-20 17:35
when did he play in fucking USA I have never seen him before??
2017-10-20 17:41
tier 9, expected
2017-10-20 17:41
who?
2017-10-20 17:47
who
2017-10-20 17:48
who cares tier31
2017-10-20 17:53
#39
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Russia alabar 
oh noooo who cares
2017-10-20 17:55
I do. He's a human bean goddamit
2017-10-20 18:03
#49
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Europe 0pf3rL4mm 
bean LUL
2017-10-20 18:37
Hehe, I jokereded good
2017-10-20 18:44
I thought it was TaZ for a second
2017-10-20 17:59
#54
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Poland Commonwealth 
+1
2017-10-20 18:53
#43
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Portugal dracø 
+maikelele inc
2017-10-20 18:10
#44
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Russia AyvaN 
tabz to Tyloo, he said me this on retake server
2017-10-20 18:12
Thats a shame because they were playing pretty well
2017-10-20 18:14
whO?
2017-10-20 18:19
#53
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Sweden lagcats 
tabz wth? you're nuts bro
2017-10-20 18:52
#55
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United States jaem 
damn go to china and get that CNY money!
2017-10-20 19:05
#56
Zero | 
Poland Zer0Kurw0 
finally
2017-10-20 19:22
#57
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Brazil madmaxpc 
who leave who?
2017-10-20 19:28
#58
KSCERATO | 
Brazil zer1n 
random
2017-10-20 19:35
nt fake karrigan
2017-10-20 20:20
#60
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United States Theking5221 
Brollen ez carry
2017-10-20 20:55
RIP tabse- oh wait only tabz ok bye
2017-10-20 22:15
lmao so ugly
2017-10-20 22:58
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