ImpressioN leaves BTRG
The Singaporean IGL has stepped down from BTRG citing a breach of contract by the organization.
Anthony "ImpressioN" Lim has announced that he is parting ways with BTRG after the Chinese organization breached the terms of their contract. The 24-year-old joined BTRG in March of 2019 shortly after closing a chapter in BOOT-d[S].
ImpressioN averaged a 1.10 rating during his time in BTRG, all the while leading the team and taking on some managerial duties, which eventually ended up being too much for the Singaporean player to handle despite "good performances on a individual level and pretty alright results on a team level," as he put it in his statement.
"As I'm the only Chinese speaking player in the team, I was basically tasked to be the middleman between the org and the CS:GO team," ImpressioN said, "it was necessary for me to communicate with the org while arranging prac, settling daily tasks/goals for prac, fixing mistakes while maintaining my own personal play time and etc. was really too much of a burden to shoulder."
Things got better with the addition of coach Piyangoon "MYM" Kitisin in July, but ImpressioN still decided he needs some time to recover. "Having to juggle my workload a la Cirque du Soleil was far from productive," he stated, "and personally it has become a form of unnecessary stress that despite me doing what I felt was 'handling it well' it has definitely taken a toll on my mental, physical and emotional state."
ImpressioN didn't give details about matters regarding the breach of contract, but said that "the issues have yet to be fixed despite us working on it together. There has been too many delays and the work efficiency is nonexistent."
ImpressioN ended his missive stating that he is now entering the free agent pool and hopes to remain tied to CS by joining another team as a player, coach or analyst.
BTRG are now:
Piyangoon "MYM" Kitisin (coach)