North American esports organization Lazarus has released its male Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster five months after joining to focus on other priorities. Lazarus will keep their Russian female counterparts to keep competing for the brand.
Formerly of Swole Patrol, the Lazarus male team featured Braxton “swag” Pierce, Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro, Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik and Gage “Infinite” Green, with their fifth player, Michael “dapr” Gulino, being replaced early on by former Complexity member Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker.
After joining the Lazarus organization, the team went on to participate in the ESL Pro League Season 9, where they finished dead last in their group. After that they went onto play in several minor tournaments and even winning their qualifier to play in ESL Season 10, beating teams like Envy, INTZ, and Singularity.
We thank our CS:GO Mens team and wish them the best of luck with their future endeavors. pic.twitter.com/fAXWlIJK5v
— Lazarus (@Lazarus) August 29, 2019
In a brief statement on Twitter, Lazarus explains that the organization is “adjusting our primary direction to focus on other core strengths” and wished the players “all the best” in the future.”
Despite the release, the former male squad will have to prepare, find another brand to represent in the future ESL season, and await the heated competition ahead.
Credit: Rudolf Baldovino