Quest Esports Parts Ways With ATF Due to Contractual Issues
Quest Esports has announced that it is parting ways with its offlaner Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf, heading into the Riyadh Masters 2023. The team is parting ways with the player despite having a sensational run in the Bali Major 2023 due to contractual disputes. The player was originally loaned from Nigma Galaxy in May 2023 and is currently an inactive member of the team.
As a result, Quest Esports will need to sign a new stand-in or a replacement to compete in the upcoming Riyadh Masters 2023 as well as The International 2023 Western European Qualifiers.
Quest Announces ATF’s Departure on Twitter
The decision to part ways with ATF has raised eyebrows within the esports community, as Quest Esports had been performing exceptionally well under his leadership. With ATF's contribution, the team displayed a remarkable level of gameplay in the Bali Major, securing a Top 4 finish at the tournament. However, it seems that contractual issues have overshadowed these achievements, forcing the organization to make a tough call.
Taking to Twitter, Quest Esports expressed their regret over the situation, acknowledging ATF's contributions to the team's development and expressing gratitude for his time with them. The organization stated that despite their best efforts, they were unable to resolve the negotiation challenges that led to this unfortunate outcome.
With the Riyadh Masters 2023 kicking off on July 19, Quest Esports now faces the challenge of finding a suitable replacement or stand-in to fill the offlaner position. Several offlane players like Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok and Tobias "Tobi" Buchner are some of the free agents that Quest Esports can look to sign as replacements.
Currently, Quest Esports’ roster after ATF’s departure is:
Aybek "TA2000" Tokayev
Tony "No!ob" Assaf
Omar "OmaR" Moughrabi
Oleh "kaori" Medvedok
The team had also recently . It will be interesting to see how these roster changes affect Quest Esports moving forward.