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Ceasing NA CS:GO operations

POSTED BY Grauling January 29, 2020

Today we unfortunately part ways with our North American CS:GO roster, in the aftermaths of the recent changes in the ESL Pro League format and our spot being revoked by ESL.

“I’m sad that we have to part ways due to this unfortunate situation, but just as we were about to make some bigger changes in the roster, and build what we believed would have been a stable roster that we could have achieved a top 30 ranking etc., ESL decided to make their move and give us a three day window transitioning from EPL to MDL and without disclosing more information about their path to pro circuit outside of MDL. It sucks hard to leave the NA CS:GO scene like this, but life isn’t always fair, and I hope we will be able to return when the CS:GO landscape is more transparent again.
I love my team, and I don’t want to limit their development or chances, so this is a mutual decision in the team. Team Singularity’s journey in the NA scene has been a rollercoaster ride that started almost 1,5 year ago and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.
I hope our players, coach and team manager will find solid homes, and I wish them all the best in their future journey and I’m sad that Singularity will not be a part of it. I cherished the time we have had together for the past 4 months, and playing the first to stages of EPL last season was a dream come true. Take care mates I’ll miss you a lot”

Atle S. Stehouwer, CEO & Founder, Team Singularity

“I really enjoyed my time in Singularity. The first roster was like a little family enjoyed every bit of it we just couldn’t get the results, and I was looking forward to a good future with the new roster. Sadly though due to ESL deciding to take peoples futures in to their own hands we have no choice but to depart from Singularity. I wish Singularity and my teammates all the best in the future.”

Ian ”Immi” Harding, NA Coach, Team Singularity

“I would like to say thank you to Singularity for giving us the ability to be able to play ESL Pro League Season 10 and want to give Atle a huge shout out as he has been nothing, but an amazing CEO and friend during our short, but memorable 4 months under the SNG banner. Due to ESL deciding to merge regions and lessen the amount of overall teams for ESL Pro League Season 11 and us not receiving an invite, both parties have mutually parted ways. I wish Singularity nothing, but the best for 2020 and what a way to kick it off with a CDL Minnesota Open 250k W! Thanks for everything <3”

Jeremy “Jeremy9000” Gray, NA Team manager, Team Singularity

“Its been a pleasure playing under Singularity, really unfortunate how it all ended but they have been nothing but honest and professional and always made me and my team feel at home. Hope our paths cross again soon, good luck!”

Michael “Dapr” Gulino, player, Team Singularity

“Although my time at Singularity has been sort of a whirlwind, they never failed in making us feel welcome and supported. The org was always professional and management was very personable in making sure we felt at home. It’s unfortunate that everything panned out as it did, particularly with how the whole ESL situation unfolded. I’m disappointed with the lack of communication, professionalism and seeming lack of care in general for any teams not included in the main plan for their new league.”

Skyler “Relyks” Weaver, player, Team Singularity

“I want to thank everyone at Singularity and especially Atle for the support within the time we had together. It was definitely a wild ride with performances that I wish could only have been better but regardless I cherish the amazing time I had with everyone. The opportunity of feeling right at home is something I will never forget or take for granted. The situation with ESL is quite unorthodox and sadly has brought our story to an end. I wish the best for everyone including all others affected by the same fate. I can only look forward the rest of the 2020 and see what new chapters unfold as the grind never stops. I love you all and thank you for everything!”

Sebastian “Seb” Bucki, player, Team Singularity