The decision comes with the team sitting in fourth place overall with three wins in their opening three matches, and with the LAN finals just a month away the French team were considered one of the favourites along with NiP. While the team would have been favourites to take one of the four slots at the LAN finals they believe that an over-saturation of online tournaments is severely hindering their progress as a team, stating that in the month leading up to the Mad Catz Invitational in Vienna they had to play a total of 24 league matches, an average of six per week, leaving little time to hone strategies, develop new ones or rectify problems.
With the ESEA-i league coming to a close recently the team's schedule will have been cleared slightly but the team feel that they need more time than that if they hope to mount a serious challenge to the throne currently held by NiP. They released the following statement on their Website:
It is amazing to see the CS stage getting so big! Day by day new interesting events are being announced and teams are working hard to prepare for them. It is exactly what we expected with the arrival of CS:GO and I can only be enthusiastic about it. Unfortunately for us though there is a bad side, as it hinders our training as a team.
Perhaps more than others we need to work on our teamplay, revise our strategies and fix our mistakes. But it is impossible for us to do this without reducing our presence in online tournaments. This position will definitely change in a few months when we have new goals but at the moment we really feel the need to focus on our preparation.
Teams who have dropped out of the StarSeries league in the past have found themselves banned from all future tournaments hosted by the organisers. Whether that fate awaits the French side remains to be seen but for now we've seen the last of them in season 5.
|Michael Mcghee // Rickeh|
Posted 2 months ago: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:01:48 +0000
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