Canadian CS:GO player Damian “daps” Steele has announced his departure from North American esports organization Gen.G Esports. The 27-year-old who was the in-game leader of the team has decided to part ways with Gen.G after having played with them for a period of 9 months. This was not a random decision as daps has spoken at length about why he is leaving the team and what he plans to do moving forward.
Daps Reveals The Reasons For Leaving Gen.G Esports
In his statement daps states that another chapter of his life has come to an end as he departs Gen.G, he admits that though they were not an insane team reaching a peak of 12th rank on the HLTV global rankings made him happy.
While pointing out the reasons that made him take the decision to leave the team daps states the following,
- He had been thinking about this decision for about 3 to 4 months now due to a lot of issues within the team but primarily “The major was what was stopping me from leaving.”
- He wanted to make a few changes in and out of the game in the last six months but “were not agreed upon by all.”
- No LAN's taking place due to the global health situation, burnout from playing the same teams over-and-over again, little to no time between tournaments, and not being able to attend the Bootcamp in person severely demotivated him and "Put me in a rough mental state".
Having given his reasons daps believes that his decision would benefit both the parties involved and that Gen.G would do better “If they can find an IGL that has faith in the project that I once had.”
Thanking everyone daps said that he still loves Counter-Strike and would love to IGL a team that he feels is the right fit for him, but if this does not work out he says that “I will cross the bridge when I know more.”
Gen.G Esports is currently playing in the ESL Pro League Season 12 - North America and will continue to do so with the same roster. Though daps has been benched he will be leaving Gen.G only after the event.