Team ALTERNATE have announced that they have dispensed with the services of their Counter-Strike: 1.6 team.
The future of the German squad had been in doubt since the end of the last EPS season as ALTERNATE had made no mention that the players would switch to CS: Global Offensive.
The decision signals the end of a highly-successful team who were crowned German EPS champions on four occasions.
In 2006, the team made history by winning the World Series of Video Games title in New York in a dramatic final against Team 3D under the organisation's former name of ALTERNATE aTTaX.
"It is a shame that CS is over and I am going to miss this time," Navid "Kapio" Javadi told ALTERNATE's website.
"The competition, the people you meet and the support of the fans and the organisation gave me a magical time.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALTERNATE, who always treated us fantastically."
ALTERNATE have yet to formally announce their plans concerning CS:GO, but their former CS:Source team have already qualified for the new EPS season.
It was believed that they were in the process of building a new CS:GO team featuring Tobias "Troubley" Tabbert, but the German organisation has not yet commented on this matter.
ALTERNATE had the following 1.6 team:
Navid "Kapio" Javadi
Tobias "Troubley" Tabbert
Manuel "approx" Zeitz
Manuel "Tixo" Makohl
Roman "Roman R." Reinhardt