Lucky and Heretics part ways
Lucas "Lucky" Chastang is the latest player to part ways with Heretics, with all of his former teammates already freed from their contracts with exception of kioShiMa, who remains tied to the Spanish organization.
Lucky had been on Heretics' books since the end of 2019 and was a part of the squad that qualified for the ESL One: Rio Europe Minor. Despite the event never taking place due to the coronavirus pandemic, the team went on to impress with a sixth-place run in the first Regional Major Ranking tournament in Europe, ESL One: Road to Rio.
Heretics ran into turmoil soon after their ESL One: Road to Rio showing, however, losing Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom to Vitality and Morgan "B1GGY" Madour, who was sacked after being involved in the coaching bug scandal. The team then started to disintegrate, with Alexandre "xms" Forté stepping down due to health issues and Bryan "Maka" Canda leaving the active roster not long after.
The Spanish organization tried to bring on fresh bodies in Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon and Jordan "Python" Munck-Foehrle, as well as coach Boris "flex0r" Latry, to keep the project alive, but the team crumbled under the weight of its internal issues.
Lucky, who put up a 1.12 rating while under the Heretics banner, picked the AWP back up when Maka stepped down from the team's active roster in November and stated earlier this month that he would not be against once again manning the big green full-time.
Heretics currently have only kioShiMa left on contract following Lucky's departure, making the future of the Spanish organization's CS:GO division uncertain. Contacted by HLTV.org, Heretics' management said that there is the possibility they could take some time away from the game, although no final decision has been made yet.