Riot Squad has parted ways with their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team the organization has revealed.
The organization shared an image thanking the players before following it up with a TwitLonger explaining the decision to pull out of the popular first-person shooter.
With the “organizational goal of making it to Pro League this season, alongside the “changes within ESL and our inability to qualify through MDL finals” the organization felt it best to “regroup on the sidelines” the post states.
The possibility of a return in the future is not ruled out as its stated that they may “be looking to make an entry back onto the scene after we feel more comfortable with the structure and direction of the game.”
This is just one of several organizations that have been directly affected by the recent changes in the format of the ESL Pro League and the ongoing battle between FLASHPOINT and ESL.
A total of 24 teams were knocked down to the Mountain Dew League from ESL Pro League when ESL revealed their format change and Singularity also recently announced their decision to separate with their North American lineup due to the changes.
ex-Riot Squad / Bad News Bears CS:GO lineup:
Peter “ptr” Gurney
Mitch “mitch” Semago
Jonathan “Jonji” Carey
Austin “crashies” Roberts
Michael “Grim” Wince