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TeamOne bench skullz | HLTV.org

Felipe “⁠skullz⁠” Medeiros has been benched from TeamOne‘s active roster in a mutual agreement between the player, organisation, and the team’s coaching staff and psychologist, it has been announced.

The young rifler, who made his first appearance for TeamOne in the IEM Katowice Play-In, has struggled to find form since joining his Brazilian teammates in Europe, averaging a 0.85 rating as the team were eliminated in last place in most of their event appearances, including the IEM Katowice Play-In, ESL Pro League Season 13, and the FunSpark ULTI Europe Final.

skullz has been moved to TeamOne’s bench for personal reasons

Although the team did not announce a replacement for skullz, Cássio “⁠cass1n⁠” Santos remains a feasible option to fill the hole. Signed in January, the 19-year-old was benched last month following Valve’s decision to issue penalties to teams who substitute players in the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) circuit.

TeamOne are set to travel to Mexico to compete in the qualifiers for cs_summit 8, the first North American RMR event of the year. The first open qualifier is scheduled to play out from May 1-2, with Epitacio “⁠TACO⁠” de Melo‘s GODSENT also among the teams signed up to compete.

While TeamOne compete in the North American RMR event, skullz will return to Brazil, a move which the organisation hopes “will give him the necessary time and support so that these matters can be solved and he can return to our team as soon as possible.”

TeamOne‘s roster is:

BrazilPedro “⁠Maluk3⁠” Campos
BrazilMatheus “⁠pesadelo⁠” Panisset
BrazilMatheus “⁠prt⁠” Scuvero
GuatemalaMario “⁠malbsMd⁠” Samayoa

BrazilJoão “⁠righi⁠” Righi (coach)

BrazilCássio “⁠cass1n⁠” Santos (benched)
BrazilFelipe “⁠skullz⁠” Medeiros (benched)

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Singularity bench Remoy | HLTV.org

One month after rounding out their roster with Danni “⁠smF⁠” Dyg and Sebastian “⁠larsen⁠” Larsen, Singularity have now made another change, benching Emil “⁠Remoy⁠” Schlichter.

The change comes after a 1-7 run in ESEA Premier, where Singularity‘s sole victory was against Wisla Krakow and the losses came at the hands of SAW, Winstrike and forZe, among others, which ended up with the Danish squad being directly relegated to ESEA Advanced.

The decision to bench Remoy ends a near year-long stint for the player with the Danish organization, during which he gained experience playing in several Eden Arena Malta Vibes and Nine to Five cups as well as the ESEA Premier league.

Remoy has been removed from Singularity’s starting five

“I have had it rough while playing in Singularity as players have been sold to the left and right, so I never really found myself during most of my time in Singularity, but I know I have much more unredeemed potential to offer,” Remoy said regarding his time in Singularity.

“I think the team is heading in the right direction and just need to grind some more,” the 23-year-old added in his statement, “but going forward it will not be with me. It has been a great pleasure to play under the Team Singularity banner and I wish them nothing but the best, but my time in CS is not over at all, and I’m therefore open to all offers.”

The Danish organization is hard pressed to find a fifth player to fill Remoy‘s shoes, as they are slated to play their next event on March 26-28, Nordic Masters Spring, where they will be fighting for a spot at BLAST Premier Spring Showdown with HAVU, ENCE, GODSENT, Dignitas, Galaxy Racer and MAD Lions.

“These situations are never easy, but with bad results come tough choices,” Singularity CEO Atle S. Stehouwer commented, “I hope that a roster change will be the first step in the right direction upon solving our CS:GO equation, but this decision comes with a heavy heart as I believe Emil has a great potential to be unlocked and has a bright future ahead of him. I hope we can find Emil a solid team to continue his grind in the future, and I’m open to all potential interest in the matter.”

Singularity‘s roster is currently:

DenmarkAnton “⁠notaN⁠” Pedersen
DenmarkOliver “⁠IceBerg⁠” Berg
DenmarkSebastian “⁠larsen⁠” Larsen
DenmarkDanni “⁠smF⁠” Dyg

DenmarkEmil “⁠Remoy⁠” Schlichter (benched)

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TeamOne bench cass1n | HLTV.org

TeamOne, one of the organisations that adopted a six-man roster this season, won’t field Cássio “⁠cass1n⁠” Santos in any tournaments moving forward because of Valve’s recent decision to issue penalties to teams who substitute out players in the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) circuit, the 19-year-old announced on Monday.

cass1n joined the organisation in January alongside Felipe “⁠skullz⁠” Medeiros following the departure of Bruno “⁠b4rtiN⁠” Câmara and played only seven official maps. Although he won’t play in tournaments anymore, the 19-year-old will remain with the team in Warsaw and will still be involved in practice sessions.

cass1n won’t play for TeamOne for now

“As a result of what we’re going through in CS, with Valve prohibiting six players, I’ll stop participating in tournaments for now,” cass1n wrote on Twitter.

The 19-year-old is the second player to step down from an active player role because of Valve’s decision regarding six-man rosters. On Friday, Nabil “⁠Nivera⁠” Benrlitom was benched by Vitality after being the team’s backup player for the previous six months.

TeamOne‘s next showing on European soil is slated for Friday against FURIA in Group C of ESL Pro League Season 13, which also includes MIBR, Gambit, Natus Vincere, and Cloud9.

TeamOne‘s active lineup looks as follows:

Brazil Pedro “⁠Maluk3⁠” Campos
Brazil Matheus “⁠pesadelo⁠” Panisset
Brazil Matheus “⁠prt⁠” Scuvero
Guatemala Mario “⁠malbsMd⁠” Samayoa
Brazil Felipe “⁠skullz⁠” Medeiros

Brazil João “⁠righi⁠” Righi (coach)

Brazil Cássio “⁠cass1n⁠” Santos (benched)

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G2 bench kennyS; JaCkz returns to roster

G2 have placed Kenny “⁠kennyS⁠” Schrub on the bench and brought Audric “⁠JaCkz⁠” Jug back into the main roster, the organization has announced.

The move comes after the team endured a string of underwhelming placings in late 2020 and early 2021, which saw them go out early at three consecutive BLAST events at the brink of the year and most recently miss out on the playoffs at IEM Katowice.

kennyS has struggled for individual form in that time, averaging only a 0.98 rating across the four tournaments G2 has attended since the team decided to keep François “⁠AmaNEk⁠” Delaunay over JaCkz in the main roster following Nikola “⁠NiKo⁠” Kovač‘s addition.

The French sniper is allowed to explore new opportunities

The star AWPer leaves the active roster after a four-year stint. He was part of the French “superteam” G2 put together in early 2017 by combining two members of their former squad, Richard “⁠shox⁠” Papillon and Alexandre “⁠bodyy⁠” Pianaro, with the Envy core featuring kennyS, Nathan “⁠NBK-⁠” Schmitt, and Dan “⁠apEX⁠” Madesclaire. Since then, the 25-year-old has been the centrepiece of G2 as he was the only one to remain amid several big changes over the next two and a half years.

With kennyS out of the roster, the rest of the team is bound to undergo some key role changes, with NiKo taking up sniping duties. This, according to team coach Damien “⁠maLeK⁠” Marcel, will provide “more flexibility within our game and the current meta.”

“Kenny is a pillar within G2 and a legend in the scene,” G2 maLeK said. “We all all feel that, though difficult, a new home for him will be a great opportunity to remain at the top. We are excited to have JACKZ return to the team, bringing his flair, creativity and a new balance to the team.”

JaCkz returns after a three-month stint on the organization’s bench. While on the sidelines, the 28-year-old was seen playing with the mix team DBL PONEY alongside former G2 teammates bodyy and Lucas “⁠Lucky⁠” Chastang in various tournaments, including the ESEA Winter Cash Cups 5 and 6, in which they placed second and first.

G2 will make their first appearance with the new roster on March 13 against NIP in Group B of ESL Pro League Season 13, which also includes Vitality, mousesports, FaZe and ENCE.

With these changes, G2 now have:

France François “⁠AmaNEk⁠” Delaunay
Serbia Nemanja “⁠nexa⁠” Isaković
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja “⁠huNter-⁠” Kovač
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola “⁠NiKo⁠” Kovač
France Audric “⁠JaCkz⁠” Jug

France Damien “⁠maLeK⁠” Marcel (coach)

France Kenny “⁠kennyS⁠” Schrub (benched)

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Triumph bench cxzi; look to cynic – Report

The Premier team are making a change to their roster two months into the season.

Triumph have benched Danny “⁠cxzi⁠” Strzelczyk and are set to add Recon 5 member David “⁠cynic⁠” Polster to fill the gap, HLTV.org has learned.

According to sources close to the team, the change was made due to issues both inside and outside of the game. cxzi has been a part of the team since joining alongside Austin “⁠Cooper⁠” Abadir and Wesley “⁠viz⁠” Harris in January.

cynic is set to take cxzi’s place on Triumph

Since the formation of their current roster, Triumph have struggled to consistently post results – they currently hold a 3-0 record in ESEA Premier Season 36 but were eliminated in last place in DreamHack Open January, and have failed to win a single ESEA Cash Cup, often exiting the tournament before the top-four stage.

cynic has been a stand-out performer for Recon 5 in recent events, averaging a 1.27 rating over 35 maps since the start of the year. He was named as a player to keep an eye on by former Chaos coach Matthew “⁠mCe⁠” Elmore in an interview in January, and previously played alongside both Brendan “⁠Bwills⁠” Williams and viz on Levitate and Positive Vibes Only.

Triumph will make their debut with cynic in short order as they are set to take on Rebirth in ESEA Premier at 03:00