The Bulgarian team has announced via Twitter today that they have left the Serbian organization and are looking for a new home.
The team has been playing under the E-frag.net banner since July, 2015. In that time they were able to solidify themselves as one of the twenty best teams in the world (according to the HLTV.org rankings).
In a statement given to HLTV.org, Nikolay “nkl” Krustev had the following to say:
“I would like to thank E-Frag.net and their staff for the trust and help, when we needed it. One of the main reasons is that there are things we wanted to be changed in the new contract, we gave them that chance to improve, but unfortunately nothing changed in the past few months.
Of course they are really great guys and you can definitely trust them, we can guarantee it. The next LAN event for us will be the ESEA Premier LAN finals on 8th of May in Leicester, where we face HellRaisers in the semi-final. From now on we will use tag MK until we find a new organization.
If there is someone who’s interested in us please write an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.”
E-frag have also released a statement of their own:
“We are sad to announce that we have let our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team go. We feel that having an eSports club goes against the competitive integrity of our tournaments and events. It’s also a barrier to achieving our long term goal of producing high quality events and broadcasts as well as developing grassroots CS:GO. We saw an opportunity with the team earlier last year and took it, it was an excellent learning curve for us and it helped us learn what teams experience and most importantly what they need during events and tournaments. We aren’t interested in pursuing our esports club project.” Marko Milosevic, COO of E-frag.net, said in a statement on E-frag’s website.
“We are very proud of the team whilst they were under our organisation with how well they had performed. We hope that we provided them with the best environment for their professional development and were a stepping stone for their future success. We would also like to thank the team for their time under our organisation and also to wish them luck wherever their new home may be.”
The team went on to say that they already have received a few offers, however, they will now take some time to decide which one fits them best.
The team was most recently seen at the Copenhagen Games 2016 where they were able to reach the grand final, placing second right behind HellRaisers. Their next event will be the ESEA Premier Season 21 Europe Finals on May 7th in Leicester, England.
We would like to thank EFrag for their trust!We will use MK tag untill we find a new home.For business inquiries use: email@example.com
— Nikolay Krastev (@nklCSGO) April 27, 2016
Kamen “bubble” Kostadinov
Emiliyan “spyleadeR” Dimitrov
Nikolay “nkl” Krustev
Viktor “v1c7oR” Dyankov
Simeon “dream3r” Ganev