Hand injury sidelines byali for 6-8 weeks
Izako Boars will be forced to play without their in-game leader for nearly two months.
The Polish organization founded by streamer Piotr "izak" Skowyrski has announced on Sunday that the team's most notable player and captain, Paweł "byali" Bieliński, will have to take time away from Counter-Strike. The 27-year-old Pole suffered a hand injury, and will undergo an operation which together with recovery is expected to keep him out of action for six to eight weeks.
"For the time being, I will be with Izako Boars in the coach slot, taking turns with Hyper," byali wrote on Twitter. "Unfortunately, I can't hold a mouse in this plaster, so I'm out of the game for ~2 months."
The Katowice 2014 Major winner with Virtus.pro jokingly clarified that the injury didn't come from hitting a desk and thanked his supporters for the kind words he received.
Izako Boars are currently ranked 88th in the world and are competing in ESEA Advanced Season 39 as well as domestic leagues. Their best recent placings came within the Malta Vibes tournament series, finishing top 4 in Knockout Series 1 and top 8 in Knockout Series 3.
byali's absence will come as another big hit to Izako Boars. The team seemingly hasn't been able to recover from the departures of Kamil "siuhy" Szkaradek and Hubert "szejn" Światły to mouz NXT, having dropped from their peak rank of #42 they held in February.
Izako Boars now have the following roster
Paweł "byali" Bieliński (injury)
Bartosz "Hyper" Wolny (coach)