The rifler’s exit comes a month after the team was formalized, following the departure of trial member Buğra “Calyx” Arkın, whose spot has been filled by Niels Christian “NaToSaphiX” Sillassen. Moving forward, the team will play with 18-year-old xfl0ud, formerly of 9INE.
“I couldn’t adapt to the roles I was given and playstyle we had, and underperformed heavily. I tried my best, but I guess some things are just not meant to be,” EspiranTo wrote in a Twitlonger on Wednesday, describing the news as “a good kick in the ass to start grinding even more”.
GORILLAZ are currently ranked No. 74 in the world, with mixed results so far. The international have managed to pick up wins over the likes of Nordavind and SJ, but have also lost to teams such as DBL PONEY, Galaxy Racer, and Young Ninjas.
The latest addition to the squad is xfl0ud, who made his debut for GORILLAZ in a 2-1 loss to LDLC. The Turkish player’s long-term status in the team — who are yet to reveal the “unnamed new organization” they have signed for —, is currently unknown.
GORILLAZ are now playing with the following lineup: