ex-Epsilon part ways with NK4Y; to rebrand to Phoenix

ex-Epsilon are down to four players after parting ways with Nikola "NK4Y" Radushev, with the team now set to play under the name Phoenix.

The Bulgarian player becomes a free agent just two months after joining the team, initially on a trial basis, admitting in a Twitter post that he did not perform to the best of his abilities while with the squad.

NK4Y, who had replaced Rasmus "kreaz" Johansson on the roster, averaged a 0.97 rating during his time with the team, whom he helped to a runner-up finish at the MSI Gaming Arena, in New York.

NK4Y is out of the team after just two months

His departure is the latest of a series of changes that the team have made since leaving Epsilon in July. Last week, former NoChance member Thomas "Thomas" Utting was picked up on a trial basis as a replacement for Viktor "v1c7oR" Dyankov, who had been playing for the team in a stand-in capacity. On Tuesday evening, coach André "BARBARR" Möller left the project, citing financial insecurity as one of the reasons to step down from his position.

The European team will be taking on Copenhagen Flames at 17:30 with Albanian talent Flatron "juanflatroo" Halimi acting as a stand-in. This will be the squad's last official match under ex-Epsilon as they will change their name to Phoenix afterward in an effort to distance themselves from the Belgian organisation.

Phoenix currently have:

United Kingdom Kia "Surreal" Man
Netherlands Joey "CRUC1AL" Steusel
Bulgaria Teodor "SPELLAN" Nikolov
United Kingdom Thomas "Thomas" Utting (trial)

Bulgaria Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
248
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Nikola 'NK4Y' Radushev
Nikola 'NK4Y' Radushev
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
430
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1534
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
350
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' Man
Kia 'Surreal' Man
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
750
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Albania Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
76
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
701
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.10
Sweden André 'BARBARR' Möller
André 'BARBARR' Möller
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
865
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
GL
2019-10-09 17:15
#4
REZ | 
Lithuania Radianas 
ok
2019-10-09 17:15
Expected Just part ways already
2019-10-09 17:17
its a good team on paper just need a proper 5th
2019-10-09 17:29
#28
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Canada Squidward2K 
+HS?
2019-10-09 17:49
#30
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
+1 would be sick
2019-10-09 17:50
HS is currently hospitalised after a car crash IIRC, check his Twitter
2019-10-09 18:24
#39
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United States @FyreCS 
He’s out for a month I think it more...
2019-10-09 19:01
hospitalized, how bad was it? do you know what happened?
2019-10-09 19:05
you can just go to his twitter twitter.com/hscsgo
2019-10-09 19:10
#54
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North America X3phyR 
Bike crash*
2019-10-10 01:37
#10
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
+100
2019-10-09 17:17
#26
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Ok
2019-10-09 17:42
#33
REZ | 
Lithuania Radianas 
+1000
2019-10-09 18:02
Who?
2019-10-09 17:16
shroud
2019-10-09 19:01
#6
draken | 
Greenland KaellerN 
aight
2019-10-09 17:16
I hope they get signed!
2019-10-09 17:17
they have now right, that what it says . To rebrand to Phoenix. and over hte line.up under it says "phoenix currently have"
2019-10-09 17:20
#18
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United States Envsion 
I think they just chose a name other than ex-epsilon
2019-10-09 17:26
Alright, good to know. Thanks for replying btw
2019-10-09 17:26
yeah, i think its purely name same as nochance. probably better than to sound ex-teamname
2019-10-09 17:29
yeah
2019-10-09 17:30
#50
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United States Envsion 
np friendo
2019-10-09 21:49
No they’re moving to Arizona
2019-10-09 17:45
#51
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United States Envsion 
that's a bold move cotton
2019-10-09 21:55
#56
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Australia oce 
source?
2019-10-10 02:58
The title, "EX-EPSILON...TO PHOENIX''
2019-10-10 03:46
#60
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Australia oce 
"No they’re moving to Arizona"
2019-10-10 08:39
tier 9999
2019-10-09 17:17
#11
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China Blitzer 
rip budget shorud
2019-10-09 17:18
#12
 | 
Europe Skraj 
Original name
2019-10-09 17:18
#13
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Switzerland x676 
luuuuuuuuul
2019-10-09 17:18
#14
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Sweden somvanligt 
ok
2019-10-09 17:18
good luck finding a new home
2019-10-09 17:19
#17
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United Kingdom VOSSKI 
Wut
2019-10-09 17:25
#20
s1mple | 
Albania K@V 
Worlds 2019 song?
2019-10-09 17:28
#38
Jame | 
Brazil Zixye 
They are using the music hype, 99999 IQ
2019-10-09 18:57
Who?
2019-10-09 17:28
#25
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Slovakia TatKo 
Spellan still in LU. Oke Nice
2019-10-09 17:40
#29
Lox | 
Russia Tsarevich 
Rip shroud
2019-10-09 17:50
who cares 212323tier teams
2019-10-09 18:01
#34
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Bulgaria overflowl33t 
still better scene than hungary OMEGALUL
2019-10-09 18:05
#32
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Bulgaria overflowl33t 
is this happens because we are from bulgaria?
2019-10-09 18:02
#61
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Bulgaria Playmak9r 
No, it's because NK4Y sucks
2019-10-10 12:23
#62
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Bulgaria overflowl33t 
typical for astralis fan to hate his own nation OMEGALUL
2019-10-10 14:34
juanflatroo xD good name
2019-10-09 18:12
Ez for fnx
2019-10-09 18:15
One more from uk. First okay team from uk in a Long period of time.
2019-10-09 19:16
Nice team title
2019-10-09 19:19
gl shrood
2019-10-09 19:22
i hope to see budged shroud soon
2019-10-09 20:12
Nice
2019-10-09 20:22
Who is the igl of this mix team ? Maybe he is the problem of those leavings.... player after player. And barbarr left the team not agreeing with the play style.
2019-10-09 20:50
Spellan
2019-10-10 01:57
news on a random tier 1000 bulgarian player, literally why
2019-10-09 20:56
#52
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Finland Nailou22 
Bulgarian Shroud?
2019-10-09 22:31
#53
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Russia Tarnish 
Just kick surreal already
2019-10-09 23:33
surreal is one of the problems in this team but not the only one
2019-10-10 07:24
#59
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
oh no :c
2019-10-10 07:58
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