mertz set to leave Singularity
The 21-year-old AWPer has stepped down from the active line-up to take on another challenge elsewhere come August 1.
Daniel "mertz" Mertz has been removed from Singularity's active lineup and will spend the next few weeks on the bench while he awaits the completion of a transfer to another team, the Danish organisation announced on Monday.
The 21-year-old took up the AWP for Singularity at the start of the year, joining a team without any other marquee names. He saw this challenge as an opportunity to resurrect his stalled career after failing to hold down a place in Heroic and North despite his undeniable talent.
mertz averaged a 1.15 rating during his six-month stint with Singularity — an impressive figure considering that the team won just 35% of the maps that they played during that period. He helped Singularity to safety in back-to-back ESEA MDL seasons, playing his final match on July 1 in Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 1.
“It is with mixed feeling I say goodbye to my spot in the active roster on Team Singularity today," mertz told Singularity's website. "They gave me a chance to redeem and redefine my career when no one else would. Even though we had our ups and downs as a team, we still managed to get the best out of it and I’m forever grateful for the opportunities it has given me.
"After the break, a new challenge will start, and I will give it my all to make it a success. I want to give a huge thanks to my teammates in Singularity and the people behind the organization – It’s been a pleasure working with you all."
Daniel "mertz" Mertz (benched)
Peter "casle" Sørensen (coach)