wizard parts ways with Kings

flam3zcsgo
November 20th, 2017 11:59

Travis "wizard" Richardson has announced his departure from Kings via Twitter.

Following mixed results, where Kings finished top four at eXTREMESLAND 2017, failed to make it out of groups at the Asia Minor, alongside a third place finish at the ZEN League Season 2 Finals, caused the Aussies to decide that a change was the best option moving forward.

wizard steps down from Kings

Travis "wizard" Richardson revealed on TwitLonger that he is no longer a part of the team, due to his "passion and commitment these past 2 months has been unacceptable and unfair" to his teammates.

As a consequence, the Australian-Kiwi mixture will immediately be on the lookout for a new replacement, while wizard plans to resume his university studies next year.

With the Australian playoffs for ESEA MDL right around the corner, Kings are now one-man short following the 21-year-old's removal:

Australia Chris "emagine" Rowlands
New Zealand Simon "Sico" Williams
Australia Jay "liazz" Tregillgas
Australia Jordan "Hatz" Bajic

United States Matt "dayV1D" David (coach)

United States Matt 'dayV1D' David
Matt 'dayV1D' David
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.48
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.23
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.07
Australia Travis 'wizard' Richardson
Travis 'wizard' Richardson
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
254
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlands
Chris 'emagine' Rowlands
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
302
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' Bajic
Jordan 'Hatz' Bajic
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
259
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Australia Jay 'liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
292
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' Williams
Simon 'Sico' Williams
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
238
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.14
Rip
2017-11-20 12:01
#8
Aika | 
New Zealand imgur 
why is sico listed as an australian he is from new zealand
2017-11-20 12:03
Australians always claim Kiwis as their own, you should be used to it by now Kappa
2017-11-20 12:06
#84
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New Zealand NoBudy_ 
In the Australian constitution, it actually says that New Zealand can become part of Australia at any time if we wanted.
2017-11-20 20:28
#93
liazz | 
New Zealand opiod 
please
2017-11-20 23:48
#17
chelleos | 
New Zealand skux 
feelsbadman
2017-11-20 12:11
#18
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New Zealand flam3zcsgo 
NZ does not exist :> #fixed
2017-11-20 12:12
#24
Aika | 
New Zealand imgur 
thx who are the free agents in au right now? although kings could probably buy out some players from lower tier teams
2017-11-20 12:16
#34
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New Zealand flam3zcsgo 
deoxiDE, pan1K, void, zedzke, waffe, badge, kyoto, jokes, Lightstep etc.
2017-11-20 12:27
#35
Aika | 
New Zealand imgur 
hmm well zedzke is an awper so i dont think he is being picked up i think badge would be a good pickup tbh seems like he got potential but then its a gamble
2017-11-20 12:29
No one worthy of being in kings..
2017-11-20 12:39
#91
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Australia jobione 
badge is an awper aswell?
2017-11-20 23:40
fuck
2017-11-20 23:47
Are you real flam3z?
2017-11-20 13:03
Flag is a kiwi flag maybe they fixed it after the comment... :D
2017-11-20 12:24
#32
Aika | 
New Zealand imgur 
#18
2017-11-20 12:24
haha missed it... cheers
2017-11-20 20:43
#83
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Poland HarleyDaKing 
He's not listed as a Aussie xd What are u talking about?
2017-11-20 18:20
#88
Aika | 
New Zealand imgur 
#18
2017-11-20 22:02
+Touch_My_Body pls
2017-11-20 12:02
#25
Aika | 
New Zealand imgur 
no because kings want to play at lans
2017-11-20 12:16
+ touch my body
2017-11-20 14:48
+1
2017-11-20 21:18
Sad
2017-11-20 12:01
xd
2017-11-20 12:01
#5
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Australia FirefoxMcCrash 
Very sad. Perfect opportunity for Chiefs to pick up a replacement for pecks tho, if they can pull him away from Uni :)
2017-11-20 12:06
Well he didnt leave because of an issue with the team he just has no motivation to play
2017-11-20 20:44
#6
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Turkey Kanera 
who
2017-11-20 12:02
#73
NiKo | 
Indonesia cira53 
somebody
2017-11-20 13:58
who
2017-11-20 12:02
#9
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New Zealand Glyphiss 
Time for Dizzy?
2017-11-20 12:03
We can only hope Dizzy or DeoxiDE make it onto a top Aussie team.
2017-11-20 12:05
#19
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New Zealand Glyphiss 
I would also like to see Iyen get a chance.
2017-11-20 12:12
#10
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Australia deavski 
+ kyoto incoming
2017-11-20 12:03
#12
rain | 
India jgec2015 
Who is Wizard ?
2017-11-20 12:05
#14
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Russia ez4u 
Dude became shit :(
2017-11-20 12:08
Please what happen omg i need to know happen!! this is exciting news about Counter Strike Global Offensive in this week. Let us know please.
2017-11-20 12:11
+Havoc pls
2017-11-20 12:11
parts?
2017-11-20 12:13
#21
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Spain JasonRacism 
+Zewsy please
2017-11-20 12:15
#26
Aika | 
New Zealand imgur 
tainted minds buy out too much :( id love for it to happpen
2017-11-20 12:17
#27
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Spain JasonRacism 
Yeah and TM have been looking good lately ever since getting Yam, TM are probably 1 roster move away (removing Chuch) for them to be #2 in Australia after Renegades
2017-11-20 12:18
#28
Aika | 
New Zealand imgur 
who are free aus agents?
2017-11-20 12:19
#30
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Spain JasonRacism 
Deoxide and Havoc are the main ones that comes to mind, Don't think Snyper would get back in a team any time soon, I only know the tier 1 Au/Nz players :> Not so much the tier 2/3 young talents
2017-11-20 12:21
#51
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Australia basim 
Snyper seems to be a full blown Analyst/caster now like SpunJ so I don't think that's an option. Isn't destiny a free agent? would make sense for Kings to snatch him as he did quite well at Zen League.
2017-11-20 12:55
#52
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Spain JasonRacism 
Destiny previous vac ban
2017-11-20 12:55
#53
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Australia basim 
They could do a chiefs
2017-11-20 12:57
#54
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Spain JasonRacism 
Kings will be obviously a threat for the Asia minor Since Renegades will probably be going to the major this time so a slot opens up for Flash and more Australian teams
2017-11-20 12:59
#58
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Australia basim 
Well I can't think of any free agents from the top of my head that really 'stand out'.
2017-11-20 13:03
deStiny doesn't have a csgo VAC ban. Think you are confusing him with gazR.
2017-11-21 01:59
Liquipedia says other wise.. Uncertainty of how real.. but.. "Has at least four VAC banned accounts associated with him [1]" Didnt he use gazrs account to hack as well? Here-say.. Wud like to see him in kings, but thats the only thing holding him back unfortunately.. as far as im aware..
2017-11-21 05:19
They are 1.6 VAC's not csgo, they were used as an excuse by cybergamer to ban him in early days of csgo. He is completely fine to compete in any valve csgo event, him getting gazR's account VAC'd is only a rumour and isn't true afaik.
2017-11-21 05:20
Ah k.. no problem.. You dont know of any restraints that may stop him from going overseas.. i heard that was a bit of a set back for him too.. cud just be rumour..
2017-11-21 05:39
#36
valde | 
Russia ffaN 
#3, man... Grayhound - #2
2017-11-20 12:30
#37
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Spain JasonRacism 
TM nearly beat Grayhound with a stand in, Imagine if TM had more practise with Destiny ...
2017-11-20 12:31
#38
valde | 
Russia ffaN 
not sure, man... 2-1 by GH at semis and 2 easy maps to close tournament [Grand Final #2]
2017-11-20 12:32
#40
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Spain JasonRacism 
TM had a stand in
2017-11-20 12:37
#60
valde | 
Russia ffaN 
yes, but he played better, than man in their roster [chuch]
2017-11-20 13:07
#61
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Spain JasonRacism 
Obviously but they can get other players who are better than Chuch without being limited from Majors
2017-11-20 13:08
#63
valde | 
Russia ffaN 
I don't know any AU player which will be better then chuch [from t2 teams]... So, they [organisation] will find this player from t3 AU teams [for exampe, seadogs]... But it won't be good [IMO]
2017-11-20 13:12
#67
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Spain JasonRacism 
Deoxide is currently a free agent for example
2017-11-20 13:28
#80
valde | 
Russia ffaN 
lul... he is typical t3 player with bad statistics
2017-11-20 17:46
#81
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Spain JasonRacism 
1.12 isn't bad
2017-11-20 18:00
Back to the russki scene please
2017-11-21 04:58
#104
valde | 
Russia ffaN 
nice joke
2017-11-21 18:09
its a better joke than deoxide tier 3 player with bad stats
2017-11-21 19:08
#106
valde | 
Russia ffaN 
lul... he played on t3 lvl...
2017-11-23 11:38
Which Aussie player DOESN'T play on the Tier 3 level? Renegades are arguably Tier 2, but their best players are both American. Its the bad stats comment that confuses me. Dude has some high as fuck HLTV Rating and shit
2017-11-23 15:06
#108
valde | 
Russia ffaN 
T1-2: Renegades T2: Grayhound, Chiefs (at march-april), TM (prob Kings)
2017-11-24 20:35
Are we talking Tiers of only Australian teams or Tiers of global teams in general?
2017-11-24 20:36
Wizard showed some magic and disappeared from the kingdom
2017-11-20 12:15
who
2017-11-20 12:16
#29
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Finland TommIC 
kangaroo cs
2017-11-20 12:20
#33
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Australia 8ftblackman 
Hatz next please
2017-11-20 12:25
This is what i mean with AU CS. They will never be anything. They change players every week. Its was a good lineup why the fuck leave?
2017-11-20 12:36
#42
Aika | 
New Zealand imgur 
because of real life commitments did you read?
2017-11-20 12:45
No not at all haha xD
2017-11-20 12:45
#46
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Australia basim 
Probably would not have happened if they didn't bomb out at Asia minor, oh well, will be interesting to see the new Kings.
2017-11-20 12:51
I'd imagine it might've still happened if he wishes to invest in his uni studies. It would've left the team in a much more desirable situation (so much appealing) considering candidates. And also left wizard a better tone in his departure from the semi-/pro scene for a unknown amount of time. Also a option, not saying that he couldn't have also chosen to stay on the team. :P
2017-11-20 15:49
#45
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Australia basim 
This lineup was superb but they failed at extremesland which they should have won, then again at the minor where a lot of people actually expected them to make it through considering they practised so long for so hard and were in great form. Remember they missed cybergamer and got a two event ban just to practice for the Asia minor but then bombed out in groups, was extremely disappointing. Now at ZEN league sure they didn't have their coach but they were still probably the favourites as TM had a stand-in who they might not have had time to practice with and GH still might be adjusting to DickStacy. I imagine it's because of all this that they decided to have a lineup change. Will be interesting to see who will replace him, maybe Destiny?
2017-11-20 12:50
mby. No hate but it is probably the good choice for him to go studying like. Its not because they will be like top5 soon.
2017-11-20 12:52
#48
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Australia basim 
That's what I am saying but the thing is they were in such good form that a lot of people thought that they would have a real shot at being the runner-up at the minor behind RNG. Of course with the disappointing results it makes sense why Wizard chose to have higher priority over IRL stuff.
2017-11-20 12:53
Ye i understand him
2017-11-20 12:54
Destiny ? Doubtful. . As much as he wud fit in..
2017-11-20 13:20
#65
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Australia basim 
Ye I didn't know he was banned b4 so that's out of question. Idk a free agent that could fit well tbh
2017-11-20 13:20
No one of there tier talent comes to mind.. most are taken by top teams.. ie. Gh, tm, chiefs..
2017-11-20 13:34
#72
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Australia basim 
exactly
2017-11-20 13:36
#97
aurora | 
Australia omag 
it was an old cg ban not a vac
2017-11-21 04:25
#98
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Australia basim 
#52 said it was vac mb :(
2017-11-21 04:29
#43
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
who
2017-11-20 12:45
#49
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Other rss___ 
maybe they should add Texta now
2017-11-20 12:53
#55
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Romania Gigelus68 
Kangaroo CS LUL
2017-11-20 13:00
#56
SeDaN | 
Romania StephanB 
We wuz kangz n shiet :DD
2017-11-20 13:01
#59
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Denmark Xipingu 
Who? LUL
2017-11-20 13:03
#62
It's my | 
Lithuania Ba1ter 
Expected tbh, back to Hogwarts
2017-11-20 13:09
#66
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United Kingdom mfdoom 
who??????? AU CS XDDDDDD
2017-11-20 13:27
#68
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Australia basim 
haHAA
2017-11-20 13:29
#82
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United Kingdom mfdoom 
AU CS btw haHAA UK Scene best btw haHAA
2017-11-20 18:02
#69
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Germany FreeSir 
that headline sounds amazing when you remove the context
2017-11-20 13:34
Teams in au change because esports isnt something you can live off here.. and people want something that is a promising future for there life.. tho law isnt well paid in AU (unless corperate) good on him..
2017-11-20 13:36
#74
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Hong Kong hltvnolifer 
who
2017-11-20 14:20
#75
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Poland venomstw 
who leaves who? :D
2017-11-20 14:41
#78
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Lithuania eqk3 
who
2017-11-20 16:04
#79
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Japan Colonel_Japan 
Who?
2017-11-20 16:19
lol who
2017-11-20 22:59
#90
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Finland ginbay 
Dejavu
2017-11-20 23:00
#95
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Oceania Andrew_Kramer 
Thats a shame although I hope they can replace him so liazz doesn't end up in a dead org :(
2017-11-21 02:09
#96
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New Zealand Keah_Mow 
+Texta tbh. Seems the logical choice if they really want to rule the APAC region. TM -chuch +RaZ or SterlIng lol, edging closer to that all NZ lineup.
2017-11-21 03:56
#103
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Guatemala Ezeucs69 
+touch_my_body he has experience from ww2 that he can bring to the team
2017-11-21 08:53
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