According to a Twitter post from Ismail "refrezh" Ali, Bubski is ruled out due to "serious medical issues", leaving the Danish team with just four eligible players with little over 24 hours to go before they play their first match in Atlanta.
refrezh guaranteed that the stand-in's nationality "is irrelevant", provided that they are "skilled enough", and urged all interested players to message him on Twitter.
The news comes a serious blow for Fragsters, who were hoping to leave their mark on the tournament as they seek a new organisation to represent in 2019.
Following the news being released, Bubski put out a TwitLonger about the situation, stating that the stressful life of being a professional player "introduced many medical and psychological problems" into his life, with things escalating as he had a "really bad panic attack" ahead of traveling to DreamHack Open Atlanta.
You can find a part of his statement below:
"And yesterday/today I couldn’t do this any longer. I had a really bad panic attack today with drowsiness, fatigue, I had difficulty breathing and almost passed out. And that was really the final nail in the coffin, to put my CS career on pause. I need to look at my own health before going further, I don’t know if I’m gonna retire or come back to CS when I’m in a more healthy state. I still have a drive for the game, so coming back to professional CS is not unlikely when I fix my personal and medical issues. But as things are right now, I'm probably not gonna play serious CS for a while. I will still play CS for fun though (FPL, mixes, etc.) " - Bubski
The Danish team are currently travelling to Atlanta with:
Thomas "Lifedance" Lund (coach)
I have some bad news, one of our players wont be able to attend the event, Dreamhack Atlanta, due to serious medical issues. We therefore look for possible stand-in on a short notice, Danish, Swedish or even NA. If you're interested DM me— Ismail Ali (@refrezhCS) November 15, 2018
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