poem departs SCARZ Absolute

SCARZ Absolute have announced the departure of Shibasaki "⁠poem⁠" Yumeki, according to the Japanese organisation on Twitter.

The sudden news comes to light following SCARZ Absolute's victory at the GALLERIA GAMEMASTER Cup 2018 yesterday, where they had earned the right to represent Japan at eXTREMESLAND 2018 Asia Finals and IESF World Championship.

The aforementioned 21-year-old was temporarily absent from competition due to personal issues, forcing the Japanese side to use their coach Ryu "⁠Reita⁠" Oshiro as a stand-in since August 15. poem did have a brief return a week later, filling in for Koji "⁠Laz⁠" Ushida during the IEM Chicago 2018 Asian closed qualifier.

poem's two-year run with SCARZ Absolute comes to an end

In the announcement, the organisation revealed that poem tried to improve his in-game performance as an entry fragger during his downtime, which had been lowered by his personal life and weakened mentality. However, his current form is not enough to continue playing under the team and has decided to part ways.

He has contributed immensely to the roster's domination of the local Japanese scene for the past two years, qualifying for several international events including WESG 2017 World Finals. They were one of the few Asian teams to take a couple of maps off reigning Asia Minor champions Renegades in London three months ago.

Here is the English version of poem's tweet translated by Keijiro "⁠shoushi⁠" Sugimoto, which was released six hours prior to the official announcement:

"This is quite sudden but I leave SCARZ Absolute. Since I joined the team, I experienced various things during my two years here. It was really fun!

"By the way, I'm going to travel all around Japan when I'm ready to return. As I want to change my miserable self. That's all I can say until the official statement is released.
From now on, I'm also one of the supporters who will cheer for SCARZ Absolute."

After a month and half as a substitute, coach Reita is expected to be his permanent replacement moving forward. SCARZ Absolute's roster currently looks as follows:

Japan Tomoaki "⁠crow⁠" Maruoka
Japan Koji "⁠Laz⁠" Ushida
Japan Ryo "⁠barce⁠" Takebayashi
Japan Takemori "⁠takej⁠" Shogo
Japan Ryu "⁠Reita⁠" Oshiro

Japan Koji 'Laz' Ushida
Koji 'Laz' Ushida
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
Japan Ryu 'Reita' Oshiro
Ryu 'Reita' Oshiro
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
43
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.70
Japan Tomoaki 'crow' Maruoka
Tomoaki 'crow' Maruoka
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
181
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Japan Keijiro 'shoushi' Sugimoto
Keijiro 'shoushi' Sugimoto
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
35
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.75
Japan Shibasaki 'poem' Yumeki
Shibasaki 'poem' Yumeki
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
136
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
Japan Takemori 'takej' Shogo
Takemori 'takej' Shogo
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
149
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
Japan Ryo 'barce' Takebayashi
Ryo 'barce' Takebayashi
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
Wow, what a sudden turn of events Edit: “As I want to change my miserable self.“, - at least he admits it, lol.
2018-10-01 08:29
7 replies
No poem no win
2018-10-01 08:39
1 reply
Why can the hltv news posts type in moon runes but i cant
2018-10-02 11:41
#16
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Singapore introspect
At least he reflects, better than some who don’t and fuck up all the way
2018-10-01 08:50
#28
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Indonesia Exodd
Reminds me of that twitlonger by znajder. Mental issues suck, big time
2018-10-01 10:08
1 reply
It's more cultural. The Japanese are some of the most unhappy people in the world due to how strict and rigid their culture is.
2018-10-01 14:32
Lol it toke 5 min for the first reply XD
2018-10-01 12:55
1 reply
Not really... I just edited it a bit sooner
2018-10-02 06:00
rip
2018-10-01 08:25
GL poem have a nice travel :D
2018-10-01 08:26
Big Loss
2018-10-01 08:27
moh noooo NOT POEMM????????????? Frokm tiern one team SKARCZ ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!???????????? SUCH NEWS MAKES ME CRy
2018-10-01 08:35
I wish they would take a chance on another player instead of just playing with their coach. A player like RIPablo Escobar, maybe? Would be so awesome :)
2018-10-01 08:41
3 replies
#14
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Germany ConAction
neth is the one
2018-10-01 08:43
Do you know if Noppo still play ? Dude's nuke knowledge was amazing in 1.6 (._.')
2018-10-01 16:33
1 reply
i don't think he plays still, not sure, not too in touch with japanese cs tbh. he posts on twitter though
2018-10-02 08:09
#15
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Malaysia Suno[t]
:(((( irl>cs all the best in future
2018-10-01 08:46
Sad to see that. SZ Absolute need to pick up neth now, it will be a good choice
2018-10-01 09:01
#23
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Japan Th3Koala
Wish you the best poem :c sad to see that. But now, SZ pick Neth/Himajun! As always #WeNeverGiveUP!
2018-10-01 09:36
4 replies
does himajun even play csgo anymore?
2018-10-01 16:31
3 replies
#69
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Japan Th3Koala
yes he still playing
2018-10-01 17:07
2 replies
neth/ripablo imo
2018-10-02 08:10
1 reply
#84
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Japan Th3Koala
ripablo? i dont think so.
2018-10-02 16:13
Looks like another guy troubled by mental disease, hope he will recover soon.
2018-10-01 09:43
#27
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China GUANQUNREN
gl poem
2018-10-01 10:02
oh no, rip legend :'c
2018-10-01 10:16
#34
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Libya nanaichini
+RIPablo Escobar
2018-10-01 10:31
add Noppo
2018-10-01 10:56
#37
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Bosnia and Herzegovina @NiKo
Add Th3Koala ez win.
2018-10-01 11:11
rating 0.87 rip
2018-10-01 11:47
gl 4 Japanese guys #SZ2major
2018-10-01 12:03
1 reply
go scarz and go tyloo! asian solidarity
2018-10-02 08:10
gl japan
2018-10-01 12:04
RIPoem :/ gl in the future Does shoushi have a function in Scarz?
2018-10-01 12:30
2 replies
I dont think so. he just knows japanese scene very well and stuff. also he speaks good english, answers questions on his stream n stuff. also I remember he casted some games in english, too. I think he was there to help to translate since japanese are not that good in english
2018-10-01 12:46
1 reply
Cool, ty
2018-10-01 13:44
barce is not good either, imo. Laz and takej are the strongest players in this team. crow is fine. dont know about the coach tho, but theyre probably gonna get some new player?
2018-10-01 12:43
9 replies
laz is the only outstanding player in this team. Top fragger, main awper and the IGL...
2018-10-01 13:08
2 replies
top fragger yes. main awper is not "outstanding", its just a role. and the igl is probably their coach now
2018-10-01 13:09
Theirs IGL is crow since Asia minor.
2018-10-01 16:01
If they look at new players they will 100% set their sites on an Ignis player.
2018-10-01 13:17
5 replies
definitely, yes. theres not many players to choose from in japan, anyway :D
2018-10-01 13:17
4 replies
Exactly, I think a mix of Ignis and Scarz players could be a hope for Japan to get a better spot within the game. I'd personally like to say - Norisen (Main AWP) - neth (Entry Frag) - Laz (IGL/Secondary AWP) - RIPablo Escobar (Refrag and Rifler) - takej/barce/crow (Support) couldn't really decide on support but yeah this could be a half decent lineup that might actually qualify for a few international events
2018-10-01 13:26
3 replies
maybe. I think takej is def top3 japanese player and hes young too
2018-10-01 14:41
lol, this isn't a very good roster. laz is a top3 awper in all of asia, no way you should take him off the awp. his rifle is alright but he baits a lot with it, he has so much impact with the awp it's insane. takej imo is a requirement for the japanese superteam. there really isn't any standout IGL in japan right now so i'm not sure who would be best, so i would make the lineup: laz (awp) neth, ripablo, takej, barce rifles and maybe ripablo IGL? or laz? idk.
2018-10-02 08:13
1 reply
Fell back on the roster a bit, yeah I think it is important to keep Laz on AWP, this is why you don't make rosters when tired. I'd say that is a good fix to the team, barce is a pretty strong player.
2018-10-02 13:28
Good luck in the future poem, you server Scarz well. In the future perhaps they could look towards neth, Norisen, or Ripablo Escobar? I think all 3 of those could be strong players for the team.
2018-10-01 13:16
1 reply
neth and ripablo definitely deserve their shot.
2018-10-02 08:14
#58
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France StickyRice
Good luck to him in life, and in the game if he keeps playing
2018-10-01 14:27
NANI?
2018-10-01 19:07
#72
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Germany PeKay
Add the neth guy and let reita be Coach
2018-10-01 19:47
heartbreaking, i was cheering for him since he joined
2018-10-01 20:05
respect n gl for him
2018-10-19 20:37
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