reatz steps down from Illuminar

The 25-year-old is taking a break from gaming after losing his hunger to play in recent weeks.

Paweł "⁠reatz⁠" Jańczak announced on Sunday that he had been moved to the bench on Illuminar. In a Facebook post, the Polish player revealed that he requested some time off after realizing that he was no longer 100 percent committed to the team, who are still competing in some online tournaments during the player break.

"I know that this may be my worst decision, but I feel that at the moment my mental state is far from what it was like," he wrote.

reatz moved to the bench after losing his hunger and drive

reatz has been with Illuminar since September 2019, when the organisation signed the former x-kom lineup. The team picked up two titles shortly after signing with Illuminar, at Games Clash Masters and at the ESL Polish Championship Autumn Finals, but results have been inconsistent in recent months despite the high-profile addition of former Major champion Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski.

Karol "⁠rallen⁠" Rodowicz will be standing in for Illuminar for the foreseeable future. The 26-year-old, who has been without a team since the disbandment of ARCY in January, played his first match for Snax's side earlier on Monday in a 1-2 defeat to Syman in the Nine to Five 1 playoffs.

Illuminar, who will begin on Tuesday their run in Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 3, currently have:

Poland Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek
Poland Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski
Poland Arek "⁠Vegi⁠" Nawojski
Poland Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski

Poland Adrian "⁠imd⁠" Pieper (coach)

Poland Michał "⁠mono⁠" Gabszewicz (benched)
Poland Paweł "⁠reatz⁠" Jańczak (benched)

Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1153
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1424
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Poland Arek 'Vegi' Nawojski
Arek 'Vegi' Nawojski
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
500
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Poland Adrian 'imd' Pieper
Adrian 'imd' Pieper
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
39
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1369
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1736
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Michał 'mono' Gabszewicz
Michał 'mono' Gabszewicz
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
519
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1395
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
#2
ZywOo | 
United States M1RBO
Just why
2020-07-13 15:59
"after losing his hunger to play"
2020-07-13 16:07
nice excuse
2020-07-13 16:22
#21
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Singapore Kerk
because people arent machines except scream
2020-07-13 16:08
Its not 2016 anymore men
2020-07-13 17:17
And except machine.
2020-07-13 20:31
#3
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Brazil zeolini
ok but why
2020-07-13 15:59
Expected +rallen
2020-07-13 15:59
#77
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Brazil SecondKS
+1000000000
2020-07-14 05:35
#5
h4rn | 
Europe ok_guy
+kei = maybe top30
2020-07-13 15:59
Lmao as if Avez will let Kei go
2020-07-13 16:03
why would he leave the way better team to this thrash with snax in it XDDDDD
2020-07-13 16:05
#17
h4rn | 
Europe ok_guy
avez and illuminar is same level
2020-07-13 16:07
no, they are not? XDD
2020-07-13 16:11
#34
h4rn | 
Europe ok_guy
they are
2020-07-13 16:51
lamo
2020-07-13 15:59
#7
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Poland Amirek
Avez with Ago last hope :(
2020-07-13 15:59
who?
2020-07-13 16:00
#10
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Poland Fibern
retardz
2020-07-13 16:01
good +1
2020-07-13 16:00
He was too good for this trash washed up team
2020-07-13 16:04
#14
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Asia Blitzer
rich org 2 benched players
2020-07-13 16:05
polish scene in 2020 kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-07-13 16:06
#25
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Poland Man1ek1337
you know that he himself asked to be moved to the bench
2020-07-13 16:15
always hard to stay hungry when you are at the top
2020-07-13 16:07
#19
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Poland morosek
Sxan destroying another team? Pog
2020-07-13 16:07
yeah best player + awp + igl but destroying the team nice brain poorlak
2020-07-13 17:13
#44
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Poland morosek
ayyyy mad
2020-07-13 17:23
ayy braindead
2020-07-13 17:26
FINALLY +rallen been waiting for this to happen
2020-07-13 16:13
#33
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Poland humen))))
mpuz and rallen another 3 years of playing together
2020-07-13 16:51
who
2020-07-13 16:14
has to be +rallen solid polish team
2020-07-13 16:16
+pasha
2020-07-13 16:16
Wtf No he is bot
2020-07-13 16:32
#82
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Latvia sw1pe
but he is hot
2020-07-18 10:31
he is washed up
2020-07-18 10:45
#84
 | 
Latvia sw1pe
atleast hes clean
2020-07-18 11:10
true
2020-07-18 11:13
#28
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Poland DEBlL
now -mouz pls
2020-07-13 16:20
Name checks out
2020-07-13 16:30
now +michu -mouz +byali top 30 in 3 months
2020-07-13 17:05
would be great
2020-07-13 20:11
#37
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Germany ConAction
he just looked at astralis xd
2020-07-13 17:07
Who
2020-07-13 17:17
Good move to add rallen here. Now they are one move away (and practicing) from becoming decent team. In my opinion they should remove mouz and add more firepower, either F1KU or hades to take awp role and snax to move to rifler/2nd awp
2020-07-13 17:28
Yo le noob, If you want to ad an awp, just take mhl, he's way better than f1ku or hades.
2020-07-13 20:33
Yo le not so good london. I never said f1ku should be added as awp. Learn to read le baguette
2020-07-13 20:36
Dear Mr. Le Noob, Before criticizing my London, I suggest you re-read what you wrote in your first comment, and then go to the Pasha London School. I will quote you: "either F1KU or hades to take awp role". A correct sentence to express your idea would be "either F1KU, or hades to take awp role". nt gucci
2020-07-13 20:45
nt baguette. I can see you did understand it, your keyboard was just quicker than your 60 IQ
2020-07-13 20:59
Dear Mr. Le Noob, This has litteraly no link with my previous comment. It's the classic low iq technique of changing of topic abruptly in a way that doesn't discredit you. Your name doesn't check out, you are a b/mad baiter.
2020-07-13 21:34
nt baguette
2020-07-13 21:34
Ok
2020-07-13 22:04
-mutant byali
2020-07-13 18:00
2020-07-13 18:08
+rallen when?
2020-07-13 18:23
they forgot to add that his break is until the end of july
2020-07-13 18:29
because he looks like a byali
2020-07-13 18:46
reatz is solid player, he maybe won't put up a huge numbers, maybe he won't make 30 kills, but when he really has to he steps up, and he is solid player. I'm sad that he is leaving Illuminar. They lacked some chemistry, but other than that they were pretty decent.
2020-07-13 18:54
Who steps down from what? Nt for deleting my previous comment hltv trash mods.
2020-07-13 21:12
who
2020-07-14 00:54
Say hallo to the next Valorant pro
2020-07-14 07:53
Polish scene xDDD
2020-07-14 20:13
reatz > vegi
2020-07-14 20:41
#86
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United Kingdom zettabot
let's go rallen
2020-07-20 16:20
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