DEVIL, Python leave Heretics
The French youngster is "more motivated than ever" to continue his career elsewhere, while the future of the tenured in-game leader hangs in the balance.
Jordan "Python" Munck-Foehrle has parted ways with Heretics after a turbulent two months with the Spanish organisation in order to pursue new opportunities in 2021, the player has revealed. Also taking their leave are Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon and Boris "flex0r" Latry, who were brought in only last month as the team’s new in-game leader and coach in hopes of steering the French side in a winning direction.
The 19-year-old joined up with Bryan "Maka" Canda, Alexandre "xms" Forté, Lucas "Lucky" Chastang and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey in October as a replacement for the Vitality-bound Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom, but after "various problems in the game and outside", which led to a downturn in results, the team began to split apart, with Maka and xms departing the roster.
Python continued under the leadership of DEVIL and the team took part in events with numerous stand-ins. However, after uninspiring finishes in Nine to Five 6 (16th-18th), European Development Championship 1 (13th-16th) and MIDNITE Nine to Five 7 (13th-15th), Heretics re-evaluated the future of the team, which resulted in the release of the two players.
In an extensive Twitlonger, DEVIL went into detail describing the immediate issues he inherited when joining the roster and the struggles he and coach flex0r had to resolve. "I had to do more management than CS:GO," the in-game leader said. "There are always 80% non-game issues in our French teams and the changes are never the right ones". The 26-year-old elaborated by explaining his experience in the French scene and even alluded to the possibility of retirement.
When contacted by HLTV.org, Heretics stated that Lucky and kioShiMa are the only remaining players still contracted to the organisation, although the former is allowed to explore his options for 2021.