Rock1nG leaves FATE

The Bulgarian player is willing to listen to offers from international teams only as he wants to start a new chapter in his career.

Ivan "⁠Rock1nG⁠" Stratiev has parted ways with FATE, the Bulgarian player said on Tuesday. The announcement comes just days after the team was sent to ESEA Advanced following a 7th-8th place finish in the relegation stage of the Premier division.

FATE endured a frustrating start to the ESEA Premier season, losing their first five matches in the league, four of which without getting a map. The team showed improvements following the arrivals of Kalin "⁠KalubeR⁠" Erenditsov and Kostadin "⁠rafftu⁠" Turbinov, but defeats to BLINK and Sangal in the relegation tournament saw the Bulgarians drop back down to the Advanced division after three seasons in the second tier.

Rock1nG admitted to being "disappointed" with the recent results

"I'm not going to go into details, but I'm pretty much disappointed with the results we got and I want to start a new chapter," Rock1nG wrote on Twitter. "I'm looking for international opportunities only. I can play as an entry, support or in-game leader."

Rock1nG, who played for Bulgarian teams like Outlaws, Bpro and SKADE before joining FATE in January 2021, is no stranger to international projects. In 2018, he briefly stepped in for PRIDE and Valiance, and competed alongside players like Karl-William "⁠kalle⁠" Haraldsen, Mikkel "⁠FliP1⁠" Gelver and Saif "⁠Sayf⁠" Jibraeel in a mix team called Without Warning.

FATE have not yet announced who will be taking Rock1nG's place in the starting lineup for the next ESEA season, which will start on April 27. The team currently look as follows:

Bulgaria Nikolay "⁠niki1⁠" Pantaleev
Bulgaria Ivan "⁠Patrick⁠" Ivanov
Bulgaria Kalin "⁠KalubeR⁠" Erenditsov
Bulgaria Kostadin "⁠rafftu⁠" Turbinov

Serbia Mihajlo "⁠feedme⁠" Petrović (coach)

Norway Karl-William 'kalle' Haraldsen
Karl-William 'kalle' Haraldsen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
288
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Mikkel 'FliP1' Gelver
Mikkel 'FliP1' Gelver
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
112
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
Bulgaria Ivan 'Rock1nG' Stratiev
Ivan 'Rock1nG' Stratiev
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
868
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
Bulgaria Ivan 'Patrick' Ivanov
Ivan 'Patrick' Ivanov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
305
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
Bulgaria Nikolay 'niki1' Pantaleev
Nikolay 'niki1' Pantaleev
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Saif 'Sayf' Jibraeel
Saif 'Sayf' Jibraeel
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
346
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Bulgaria Kalin 'KalubeR' Erenditsov
Kalin 'KalubeR' Erenditsov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
178
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Bulgaria Kostadin 'rafftu' Turbinov
Kostadin 'rafftu' Turbinov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
448
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Rip king
2021-04-20 18:01
2 replies
#20
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Macedonia HyPeRExE
king ?
2021-04-20 18:07
1 reply
roc(kONEng)
2021-04-20 18:07
Gl buddy!
2021-04-20 18:02
welcome xellow
2021-04-20 18:02
1 reply
#17
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Germany Nachofish
huh?
2021-04-20 18:05
oof
2021-04-20 18:02
wtf unexpected
2021-04-20 18:03
he is RaPp1nG now
2021-04-20 18:03
feedme xd
2021-04-20 18:03
2 replies
cocaine
2021-04-20 18:37
1 reply
exactly))
2021-04-20 22:42
#9
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CIS mjss
oof
2021-04-20 18:03
#10
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Turkey Zeria_
KEKW
2021-04-20 18:03
nice revenge btw KEKW
2021-04-20 18:03
2 replies
You know Fate isnt Skade
2021-04-20 21:54
1 reply
i know but after sangal qualified rocking say if sangal come to lower bracket we revenge
2021-04-21 00:25
Sad, but changes were needed in FATE, things were not working out, rock1ng wasnt one of the problems imo but gl to both FATE and Rock1ng in the future!
2021-04-20 18:03
party rock is in the house tonight
2021-04-20 18:03
#15
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Germany Nachofish
kkkkk
2021-04-20 18:04
worst player I've ever seen
2021-04-20 18:04
hahaha noob
2021-04-20 18:06
he got the revenge of SKADE by getting benched lmaoooo
2021-04-20 18:06
who would even want to pick him up, lmao
2021-04-20 18:08
before picking him up teams should watch his pov against sangal lmfao
2021-04-20 18:10
3 replies
why? what happened there? :o
2021-04-20 18:40
1 reply
Why so?
2021-04-20 18:42
#25
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
Well I doubt he is gonna get interesting offers, he hasn't shown anything in FATE. Gl anyway.
2021-04-20 18:11
iF We mEet THeM iN tHe pREmieR ReLeGAtion We goNNa rEveNGe fOr u BrAd
2021-04-20 18:14
rip
2021-04-20 18:34
lmao after getting kicked multiple times by bulgarian teams/mixes he says fak you guys, im leavin on my own now
2021-04-20 18:35
#32
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Bulgaria aTa1337
irrelevant team and player
2021-04-20 18:40
pls don't leave us GOAT ;(
2021-04-20 18:56
#42
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Turkey M2ka
nice man you got revenge from sangal go home now
2021-04-20 19:30
why are turks so mad at him?
2021-04-20 19:39
2 replies
#48
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Norway TheDEA
I take it that they hate SKADE and FATE because Sangal forced SKADE to forfeit the match against Sangal in Flashpoint open qualifier. They are just being big babies.
2021-04-20 19:54
1 reply
Will be interesting if they will type so much after Skade vs Sangal bo3 :D
2021-04-20 23:31
#44
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Brazil Dengozo
what's his fate now?
2021-04-20 19:40
Is this happens because he's from Bulgaria?
2021-04-20 19:41
+h4rn
2021-04-20 19:44
expected
2021-04-20 19:48
#49
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Turkey nghtmr_71
Ahahahahahahah what a funny men :)
2021-04-20 20:01
majer + paz's cucumber > bulgaria cs
2021-04-20 20:07
1 reply
#52
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Russia d0lbaeb
At least Bulgarians have more than one team axaxax Also maj3r literally worst player ever
2021-04-20 20:51
always ends the same with these players in bulgarian CS, unluko
2021-04-20 20:26
#53
CeRq | 
Bulgaria w3fi
All the turkish kebabs came here and they'll be acting like they're scene is better lmao. Team Mangal was scared af from SKADE so stop barking.
2021-04-20 21:05
1 reply
#62
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Europe dafuq1337
TEAM MANGAL PHAHAHAHAHAH
2021-04-21 19:41
Good luck!
2021-04-20 23:21
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