PENTA Sports, a German esports organisation, decided yesterday to disband their CS:GO roster. The team and the players mutually agreed to contract termination.
In a lengthy tweet, PENTA explained that “This time last year we ended up having half a team and not being able to compete properly for months, disappointing our fans and ourselves”. They wished to avoid going through the same situation all over again, “after losing suNny and HS”.
Kevin ‘kRYSTAL’ Amend, Jesse ‘zehN’ Linjala and Paweł ‘innocent’ Mocek were the remaining players on the team. The players have already organised themselves and will play under a new moniker, ‘Seed’. The secured qualifier for the next majors will stay with these three players. It is unclear whether they will sign on with a new organisation. Hopefully they will come out with more info soon, as promised in innocent’s tweet.
The loss of their coach, Niko ‘naSu’ Kovanen yesterday to GODSENT was the straw that broke the camel’s back. naSu replaced Graham ‘messioso’ Pitt as the head coach. Messioso returned to Rfrsh, his old team.
This August the team also lost Kevin ‘HS’ Tarn to OpTic Gaming and Miika ‘suNny’ Kemppi to mousesports, which severely weakened the lineup and team integrity. A team without its key players simply cannot function properly.
PENTA remains open towards having a CS:GO team again, and is willing to start negotiations should the players decide to re-join its ranks. Such a development seems to be unlikely, though.
Sometimes it is best to leave gracefully instead of die a slow death. It’s a sad development for the German CS:GO organisation. It looks like there are no similar issues with their other esports teams – knock on wood. We hope everything goes right for PENTA Sports on other fronts, at least.