3DMAX lose CS:GO team
3DMAX and their CS:GO team have decided to part ways, the players have confirmed.
In a statement provided to HLTV.org, the team explained that it "has grown faster than the organisation", adding that the players were recently informed that the management would not be able to deliver on some of the promises that it had made.
During their time under 3DMAX, the team most notably attended the Europe Minor leading to the FACEIT Major and won the ESEA MDL S29 Global Challenge, in Dallas, reaching a highest-ever ranking of world number 24 last month.
"After qualifying for the ESL Pro League, the team received several offers at the end of our contracts," the team stated.
"We chose to stay with 3DMAX for some reasons. Among other things, we respect a value that is rare in this space: loyalty, which was justified thanks to the progress that the team had made with the help of the management.
"I am really disappointed to see that the promises were made more by conviction than by real guarantees. I do not have all the details of this failure, and I will let the staff explain if they want to."
The announcement comes at a crucial time for the French team, who are looking to find some much-needed stability after losing Audric "JaCkz" Jug and Lucas "Lucky" Chastang to G2 at the end of 2018.
Former Envy member Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss has been playing for the team since the duo's departure, while Logan "LOGAN" Corti was brought in only last week after Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon had tried out for the fifth player position.
The French team are now looking for a new organisation to represent at the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 9 and beyond, and can be reached by email at email@example.com, with their roster looking as follows: