North American organization Counter Logic Gaming will withdraw from Counter-Strike Global Offensive entirely, according to multiple sources. This change will be effective immediately and has come as a result of financial woes within the CS:GO division, another source explained. At this time, it is expected that the move is indefinite.
It was reported earlier this week that in-game leader Pujan “FNS” Mehta had chosen to leave the team after a disagreement with others in the organization. In addition to the departure of FNS, it is now also expected that Ricky “Rickeh” Mulholland will not return to play with his former teammates from CLG.
Moving forward, players will remain under contract until their rights are sold to another organization or until they expire. According to a source, the remaining core of the team hopes to play together with a new organization if possible.
CLG narrowly missed qualifying for the Season 6 ESL Pro League Finals this month and were just able to avoid having to play a relegation for ECS Season 4, where they finished 8th place. After losing star players Tarik “tarik” Celik and Josh “jdm64” Marzano in 2016, the team largely failed to match the level of play from the top teams in North America.