The 17-year-old left Imperial's ESEA roster on Friday and posted a Twitlonger message on Saturday revealing that he had been moved to the bench of his own accord due to not agreeing with the methods of in-game leader Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend.
Since the German player replaced Asger "AcilioN" Larsen on the starting roster, Imperial won DreamHack Open Summer and placed top four at the ZOTAC Cup Masters Europe Finals, but EspiranTo believes that "team chemistry and spirit died" when the former Sprout player was signed.
In a Twitlonger post of his own NeiL_M, confirmed that EspiranTo never saw eye to eye with kRYSTAL and expained that the Lithuanian put the team in a situation in which it had to choose between one of the players.
"Espi came to us and said it's either him or kRYSTAL in this team," the Irish coach wrote. "After a few days, the team decided it was best to continue with kRYSTAL as he brings the part we lacked badly and felt the attitude/mood of the team would improve without Espi.
"To end things, EspiranTo is a great player and we had some great times together.
"I understand his frustrations, he will be a big loss to the side, but the team also feels this is the best way forward."
Imperial have not yet stated who will replace EspiranTo on the roster. The former Playing Ducks member has averaged a 1.24 rating on LAN in 2018 and already has one MVP medal to his name after putting in a 1.37 tournament rating at DreamHack Summer.
The European team currently have:
Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas (benched)
Neil "NeiL_M" Murphy (coach)