poem departs SCARZ Absolute
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.
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.
"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."