Why I left Gambit.
Hello dear friends,
What's happening right now doesn't fit in the head of the whole world. There are changes in a team which won the biggest championship in CS:GO. Team Gambit has won over the hearts of millions with it's hard path to the top of the scene and the major win. And right now the news of changes in the roster will be very unexpected and hurtful. But this is happening and it's imminent. Many think that I"m betraying my team and leaving it behind by my will. Some think that there is a money factor in all of this. That is absolutely not the case. Especially after the win at the major we opened endless possibilities to participate and win in the best tournaments. During the last 6 months our team has experienced disagreements and issues. But overlooking those difficulties, we came to our wins together. But at this stage the guys decided to kick our coach Kane, even with the condition that I will leave with him. Misha Kane is a man who I've worked and been friends with a long time, a man who taught me and helped me get through last years kick from Na'Vi, and a man who helped us win the major. But the team thinks otherwise, overlooking my experience in this situation and my attempts at saving the roster. It's very weird to me, because in other sports everything happens differently, the coaches are celebrated for such achievements. The key to success in a game - not only skilled players, but a captain/coach tandem. When this atmosphere and authority is disrupted, working with the team becomes very challenging. I came to Gambit with a condition that Kane will be our coach and with him we climbed from #24 to #3 in the rankings, winning a bunch of tournaments along the way. But now nobody cares about it...fame is such a thing ;)
Of course, we worked a lot during these 10 months, and put in a big amount of nerves and energy. And obviously I’m very sad that I’m leaving this team on top of the wave with my friend and our coach.
This roster and this team will forever be in my heart and it will be a separate chapter of my life, a chapter where me and the guys, not looking at all the issues, were able to win the coolest world championship in CS:GO, which I appreciate very much. I compare us to a team from 1.6 called «eolitic», they also played really good for around a year and fell apart because of similar shit.
Big thanks to all who supported me in this roster and who wholeheartedly cheered for us. But this is life.
New history is ahead.
Danylo «Zeus» Teslenko