AIm steps down as SAW coach
The Portuguese coach is taking a step back from esports and does not put a timetable on his return.
The decision comes as a blow to SAW, who have been led by AIm since the creation of the team, at the beginning of 2020. The Portuguese side have been almost ever-present in the top 30 in the world rankings in the last four months, making deep runs in tournaments like ESEA MDL Season 35, DreamHack Open December and the European Development Championship 1.
"Warriors, I'm grateful for all the battles that you helped us face in the last year," AIm said. "Together, we achieved something unbelievable. It is with some sadness that I announce that I'll be leaving gaming for an undetermined period of time."
SAW are currently sharing the top spot in Group A in ESEA Premier Season 36 with Winstrike following victories over forZe and Apeks in their first two matches. They have also qualified for the knockout stages in European Development Championship 2, which will begin on February 22.