ritchiEE steps down from GORILLAZ roster
With this latest voluntary removal, GORILLAZ have now seen five different players come and go in as many months.
GORILLAZ, current home of Jere "sergej" Salo, Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, suffered another setback as Richard "ritchiEE" Mestdagh's exit was announced today via flusha's Twitter. The ex-EC Brugge star had been with the team for just over a month, joining alongside Kevin "HS" Tarn in August to replace the outgoing Niels Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen and Yasin "xfl0ud" Koç.
In the short time ritchiEE spent with the team they achieved little of note, their best tournament result coming at the Elisa Invitational Fall Regionals, where they achieved a 3-2 record in the Swiss best-of-three event to secure a spot at the Elisa Invitational Fall, taking place September 13-October 15.
GORILLAZ did however manage to secure a shock 2-1 victory over top-20 team Sinners in their opening game of the aforementioned Elisa Invitational Fall, suggesting the roster may have held some promise.
They had most recently participated in the third and fourth open qualifiers for IEM Fall, failing to qualify from either and finishing 9-16th and 5-8th respectively.
Standing in for GORILLAZ will be Anton "supra" Tšernobai, who is currently benched from the active roster of Nordavind. Their first game with supra will be on September 20 at 17:00 when they take on SKADE in their second match of Elisa Invitational Fall.
The current GORILLAZ roster is:
Sergey "lmbt" Bezhanov (coach)