The 25-year-old revealed that he has officially parted ways with 2019, a mix team he and fellow teammate Kevin "HS" Tarn had created following their concluded stint with Tempo Storm back in December 2018. During their time on Tempo Storm, the team participated in various online qualifiers and events, most notably Moche XL Esports, where the team was knocked out in the quarter-finals.
A sustained lack of results with the North American organisation led to the creation of 2019, a mix roster composed of the former Tempo Storm duo, complemented by Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel, Bastian "ayken" Schendzielorz and Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen.
Prior to innocent’s departure, the mix team had participated in just two online events in the Rivarly.gg Rising Stars and the Europe Minor Open Qualifier for the IEM Katowice 2019 Major.
According to a TwitLonger post by the Polish rifler, the main reason for his parting with the mix team was a misalignment in mindset and approach with some teammates:
“I don't want to do stuff for 60% or 95%. I want to give it all and I am extremely committed and as professional as I can be," he wrote.
"Without pointing fingers, I know that it wasn't the common mindset in this team (it doesn't apply to everyone of course) therefore that is not a place for me. I would like to thank you for all the time we played together and wish everyone success!
"The special place in my heart is with Kevin of course, he always shared this hunger of playing, practicing and winning with me, and I hope we are going to build something together, sooner or later.”
Following innocent’s departure, 2019 are down to:
I am officially going to search for a team. That means I'm going to walk off from the "2019" project. If anyone is interested to test/me to standin offline or online dm's are open. I explain decision & future goals in twitlonger. RT's appreciated 🙏https://t.co/D7aBRRqZ2C— Paweł Mocek (@innocentCS) January 6, 2019