SCARZ part ways with the Absolute CS:GO line-up

Aditya Singh Rawat

14th, Nov, 2018

Cover Image Courtesy: Extremesland Official

The Japan-based esports organization, SCARZ has made an announcement recently stating the withdrawal of Absolute from SCARZ.

The news of the SCARZ parting ways with the Absolute’s line-up was confirmed by a tweet made by Tomoaki ‘crow’ Maruoka, which stated that the team had ‘decided to leave SCARZ on 13th November‘ and was actively scouting for ‘organization or sponsorship companies’ while continuing to ‘Pursue their goals to become Asian Champions’.


The fact that the partnership came to an end was probably because of the team not performing up to their true potential with a disappointing run in the recently concluded ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2018 where the team failed to qualify through the Group Stages, finishing at the 13th-14th position.

This was followed by another bad run at the IeSF World Championship 2018 where the ex-SZ Absolute line-up did qualify for the Playoffs but was unable to reach even the Quarterfinals as they were knocked out in the Round of 16.

The decline in performance had started back around the month of June but their ability to not even make it through the group stages and the ever-growing inconsistency had gone way up in the recent months leading to SCARZ withdrawing their partnership.


Following is the current Absolute line-up: 

  • Koji ‘Laz’ Ushida 

  • Ryu ‘Reita’ Oshiro 

  • Tomoaki ‘crow’ Maruoka 

  • Ryo ‘barce’ Takebayashi 

  • Takemori ‘takej’ Shogo

To read the statement that was given by SCARZ click HERE.



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