Winstrike lose team over alleged breaches of contract
The squad ranked 22nd in the world claim that there were "constant breaches of contractual obligations" by the Russian organization.
The Russian team, who have been inside the top 30 since February 8, will be playing under the tag ex-Winstrike until a new organisation is found, the veteran coach added.
"My team and I hereby officially announce that today we have unilaterally terminated our contracts with Winstrike due to constant breaches of contractual obligations by the organization," hooch said.
"We are making no public comment on this topic at the moment since we would like to handle the situation professionally and cannot and do not want to make the details public."
Winstrike entered CS:GO in June 2018 with the signing of the Quantum Bellator Fire lineup, featuring current NAVI member Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov. The team have hit a rich vein of form in recent weeks following the additions of former Hard Legion duo Vladislav "Krad" Kravchenko and Igor "Forester" Bezotecheskiy, reaching their highest rank of No.22 at the start of this month.
On Saturday, ex-Winstrike will take on LDLC in their first match in Group C of the Funspark ULTI Europe Regional Series 1, which also includes EXTREMUM and Nemiga. On April 13, they are slated to face AGO in the opening round of the ESEA Premier playoffs after topping Group A with a 7-1 record.
As of the writing of this article, Winstrike have not commented on the squad's announcement.
ex-Winstrike are now:
Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov (coach)