High Coast release team

The Swedish organisation has parted ways with its players after funding dried up.

High Coast have announced the release of their remaining members following "recent financial setbacks" that prevented the organisation from continuing to support the team.

The news comes just two weeks after High Coast parted ways with their Dota 2 roster, citing "financial hit backs" as the primary cause. For Ben "⁠ben1337⁠" Smith and Josh "⁠PwnAlone⁠" Pigue, it marks the second time that they have been released from an organisation due to financial reasons after leaving New England Whalers in November for similar issues.

ben1337 and PwnAlone have been released by High Coast

High Coast saw initial success with their signing as the team picked up a win in the Mythic Winter Cup at the start of the year, but they struggled to surpass Extra Salt and Bad News Bears in ensuing qualifiers and events, aside from a single ESEA Cash Cup victory over the latter team.

Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney's side were able to claim revenge shortly afterwards and prevail in the playoffs ESEA Premier, leaving High Coast out of contention for an ESL Pro League spot.

Shortly after the end of the Premier season, Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy announced his departure from the lineup, and HLTV.org knows that Brandon "⁠bew⁠" Roberts and Rodrigo "⁠RCF⁠" Figueiredo, both of whom were on loan with High Coast, will not remain with the roster following the team's release.

On Sunday, Gage "⁠Infinite⁠" Green joined the team's ESEA roster, with coach Joseph "⁠Muenster⁠" Lima telling HLTV.org that they intend to play with the former Chaos player as well as with Jonathan "⁠djay⁠" Dallal while continuing to search for a fifth player.

High Coast were:

United States Josh "⁠PwnAlone⁠" Pigue
United States Ben "⁠ben1337⁠" Smith
United States Brandon "⁠bew⁠" Roberts (loan)
Brazil Rodrigo "⁠RCF⁠" Figueiredo (loan)

United States Joseph "⁠Muenster⁠" Lima (coach)

United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1072
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallal
Jonathan 'djay' Dallal
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
527
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
United States Joseph 'Muenster' Lima
Joseph 'Muenster' Lima
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.72
Maps played:
9
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.72
Brazil Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue
Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
602
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green
Gage 'Infinite' Green
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
United States Brandon 'bew' Roberts
Brandon 'bew' Roberts
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
376
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
#2
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United States TARIK_GOAT
RIP
2021-04-27 23:11
4 replies
NA rekt again
2021-04-27 23:13
2 replies
#56
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United States Phamous3k
Nothing new lol
2021-04-27 23:46
not even NA's fault though that a Swedish org had financial issues lol. Hopefully they get picked up, they are decent.
2021-04-28 01:40
never heard of them and they are 41st in the world
2021-04-28 04:51
#3
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Finland ManLikeRopz
Envy?
2021-04-27 23:12
4 replies
O PLANO will join envy bruh
2021-04-27 23:13
3 replies
Astralis will sign them...
2021-04-27 23:14
2 replies
Kappa
2021-04-27 23:26
1 reply
Imagine
2021-04-28 15:42
Who?
2021-04-27 23:12
1 reply
High coast
2021-04-27 23:13
Ok
2021-04-27 23:12
NA CS slowly but surely dying ((
2021-04-27 23:13
5 replies
nah
2021-04-28 01:41
3 replies
What "nah"? All this guys gonna retire from CS to this fucking VALORANT. It's true
2021-04-28 06:37
2 replies
nah lol europeans so negative sometimes
2021-04-28 07:03
1 reply
Agree. Actually this was happen in Brasil, but we had Fallen. Not so sure about you guys. Im also missing Ásia CS, they were good at CS 1.6
2021-04-28 07:59
It’s a Swedish Org, so the NA scene didn’t really take a hit
2021-04-28 16:22
#10
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Europe dontrax
very fair statement from the org
2021-04-27 23:13
Next news: Recon5 release roster as well
2021-04-27 23:13
3 replies
no news about tier 21
2021-04-27 23:15
1 reply
Sad really, NA cs really is killing themselves
2021-04-28 14:54
lol who car
2021-04-27 23:13
2 replies
we care since your shit country dipped on them
2021-04-28 14:55
1 reply
b ad team
2021-04-28 17:00
who car
2021-04-27 23:13
#18
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British Virgin Islands Fingy123
Sadge
2021-04-27 23:13
#19
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Brazil EnzuBR
hire O Plano???
2021-04-27 23:13
1 reply
The Swedish organisation has parted ways with its players after funding dried up. Org is bankrupt literally.
2021-04-27 23:16
#20
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Portugal Hmikas
who?
2021-04-27 23:13
#22
JD | 
Poland xVKRx
F
2021-04-27 23:13
#24
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Brazil hugoooo
I would replace Junior with RCF and back to speaking portuguese
2021-04-27 23:14
3 replies
+1 I thought the same thing
2021-04-28 01:12
#79
mch | 
Brazil uezu
Is rcf awper?i didnt know that
2021-04-28 03:11
1 reply
#26
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Serbia LtN))
F
2021-04-27 23:15
NA CS keeps getting hits :/
2021-04-27 23:15
Valarante child game
2021-04-27 23:16
#31
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United States B0b3rT
No why man not again lads :( this is terrible day
2021-04-27 23:17
7 replies
#35
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Ukraine futplxyer
FeelsBadMan :'(
2021-04-27 23:22
2 replies
#37
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United States B0b3rT
I can’t catch a break man feelsbad
2021-04-27 23:23
1 reply
#39
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Ukraine futplxyer
maybe best players will be picked up by other teams like triumph... sucks though
2021-04-27 23:25
first Recon5 and now high coast :(
2021-04-27 23:36
1 reply
#52
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United States B0b3rT
We are doomed
2021-04-27 23:43
When Swedish orgs can't handle their money so their organization has a financial issues.
2021-04-28 07:08
Feelsbad Bobert :/
2021-04-28 17:47
fml thank you for supporting our scene High Coast <3
2021-04-27 23:18
#33
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Brazil batcompany
F. Well let's just accept the fact, what we got from one hand, is taken from the other, right?
2021-04-27 23:19
Another one.
2021-04-27 23:22
#38
FaNg | 
Canada JC_123
wtf
2021-04-27 23:24
who?
2021-04-27 23:28
ez 4 valorant
2021-04-27 23:29
#43
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United States B0b3rT
See you lads again soon... 😭
2021-04-27 23:31
#44
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Germany Nachofish
sure dude but atleast they have funding for fifa and valorant teams major priorities when ur a parasite on the sport
2021-04-27 23:34
5 replies
FIFA is very cheap for them and is more mainstream in Sweden but the valorant team instead of this :(
2021-04-27 23:38
4 replies
#51
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Germany Nachofish
I know it is btw still sad that they dont give a damn that orgs like this dont care for the sports they invest in :(
2021-04-27 23:43
3 replies
they care otherwise they wouldnt have invested in it
2021-04-28 00:10
2 replies
#67
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Germany Nachofish
I smell a whole lotta Copium here
2021-04-28 00:20
1 reply
i dont give a shit about this 10 tier team.
2021-04-28 01:27
#45
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Finland AliSabid
F
2021-04-27 23:35
Recon 5 inc?
2021-04-27 23:36
That sucks
2021-04-27 23:44
#57
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Canada AyyyJayyy
Fucking NA is making me depressed these days :/ Hope the scene doesn't die.
2021-04-27 23:49
RCF to Imperial, the people claim this
2021-04-27 23:53
yep, we're doomed boys
2021-04-27 23:55
No wtf mens :((
2021-04-27 23:55
Damn i guess i hit some nerves huh Nohte
2021-04-28 00:07
First BNB now them, @Envy @100T @NRG @Optic @Cloud9 save NA CS
2021-04-28 00:09
#64
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Hungary szia
That really sucks man
2021-04-28 00:10
#65
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Norway TheDEA
Sad
2021-04-28 00:14
damn :( feels bad
2021-04-28 00:18
Very sad mens(((
2021-04-28 00:21
And pwnalone has been playing val recently so he’s probably moving
2021-04-28 00:23
1 reply
nah he won't. just because people play the game doesn't mean they're gonna switch lol. i've seen him play here and there but mostly CS or Tarkov.
2021-04-28 01:43
#70
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Canada _penguins
Really sad day for NA with high coast, r5 and levitate all pulling out along with rise a few days ago. Lots of insanity good players in NA extra salt showed what we can do and that’s just the start
2021-04-28 00:28
F
2021-04-28 00:30
#72
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Brazil Anarchybr
Fuck. I don’t know how a lot of E-Sports orgs have teams on games that brings way lower viewership than CSGO (as R6, Rocket League, Free Fire) and can’t maintain a team here.
2021-04-28 00:47
Don't know how it's NA's fault when the Swedish org had a financial setback. Hopefully they will find a team or get picked up, they are decent.
2021-04-28 01:36
2 replies
They weren't saying it was their fault. Tf? You stupid
2021-04-28 03:43
1 reply
If you read peoples comments, they were saying that. If you use your brain and read, you would be able to comprehend. "You Stupid."
2021-04-28 07:04
#80
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Denmark Zorrondo
5 more to valorant Hell yeah brothers !!!
2021-04-28 03:22
1 reply
6* Coach too
2021-04-28 06:40
expected
2021-04-28 04:07
Astralis PwnAlone incoming
2021-04-28 04:36
ty hoax virus
2021-04-28 05:03
1 reply
#95
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Portugal Surya
+1. destroyed everything
2021-04-28 07:25
NA is dead as fuck honestly. You can either play in Europe which only the best of NA can survive (Liquid, ES, EG) or enjoy being stuck in NA with barely any teams and no org support. Yikes. When Triumph pulls out NA CS will officially be dead
2021-04-28 05:40
2 replies
so many european haters its crazyyyy. its not dead, you realize they play in Europe due to COVID right? It's the best place to host everything due to Europe being a lot smaller, people will be able to get similar ping.
2021-04-28 07:06
1 reply
I’m not hating it’s literally facts wtf. What’s the NA CS scene? Triumph, BNB, and Pain? Teams below that are disbanding and getting dropped by their org. It’s not me hating it’s just what’s happening. That’s literally my point... the best in NA go to EU because it’s where everything is and it’s what they have to do in Covid world. But if you think they go to Europe because it’s “smaller” and “better balanced pings” instead of the fact that the pro CS scene is EU dominant... you’re very wrong lol. Why would the 95% of relevant EU teams all travel to NA versus having the 5% of relevant NA teams travel to EU? That would be brain dead. NA CS is dying, if Triumph leave the scene then what’s orgs are there to support the American teams in NA? Why do you think everyone’s going to Valorant? Leaf, Xeppaa, Floppy... even promising upcoming NA talents like these guys had to switch man because the NA scene has no support from orgs. Nobody wants to run an NA team at a loss when the scene is in shambles.
2021-04-28 07:55
#87
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Albania aplasa
f
2021-04-28 05:55
#88
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Chile cristiaan
na cs :(
2021-04-28 06:05
RCF deseves a lot better
2021-04-28 08:03
They were pretty solid so thats unfortunate
2021-04-28 10:06
#101
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Bulgaria ramkain
I wrote epitaph to F this. They were high... on the coast.
2021-04-28 10:42
man :(
2021-04-28 14:52
lol na cs really do be dead
2021-04-28 15:08
its not good to see this, recon5 also dropped their roster recently, it is now only triumph, paiN and team one who are not terrible paid NA teams, two of which are brazilian
2021-04-28 16:02
rip na lol
2021-04-28 16:14
#112
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Mexico MEXlCO
expected
2021-04-28 17:01
Thanks for everything High coast.
2021-04-28 17:47
LOL did they accidentally win a match they were supposed to throw? Bye benleet and pwn, have fun with FBI investigation while playing valorant
2021-04-28 21:14
Fuck sake, feeling sad but thanks for everything.
2021-04-29 08:56
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