Wisla Krakow to cease operations
The Polish organization will leave esports after three years in the scene.
Wisla Krakow will shut down its esports division at the end of July, the organization announced on Twitter. The Cracovian football club acquired the adwokacik roster in October of 2019 and remained a staple of the regional scene for the following three years.
The roster was headlined by Grzegorz "SZPERO" Dziamałek, with the captain remaining a key figure of the team until his departure in July 2022. At the time of their announcement on Friday, Wisla Krakow only had Mariusz "Loord" Cybulski, Krzysiek "Goofy" Gorski, and Kamil "Sobol" Sobolewski left on the team.
The Polish organization attended several regional LAN events throughout their stay in Counter-Strike, taking the trophy from ESL Polish Championship Autumn 2021 Finals. They also qualified for the Play-In stage of IEM Katowice 2022 earlier this year as the Polish representatives at the tournament before reaching their peak in the world rankings at #24.
However, things would only go down for the squad as they only qualified for one more offline event before the organization decided to shut down operations. By the end of June, Wisla Krakow had fallen down to #58 in the rankings and it was not long before Michał "snatchie" Rudzki left the roster, followed by SZPERO and Grzegorz "jedqr" Jędras.
"Due to the closure of the esports section and the inability to continue this project I will be looking for new opportunities," commented Loord. "I would like to continue my adventure as a coach... I believe that the experience gained during the 20 years of my career can be useful for many teams," he continued.
Wisla Krakow's roster was:
Mariusz "Loord" Cybulski (coach)