After the recent player transactions, and after careful consideration of the status of the team, our recent results, and the overall marketplace, we have decided to release our CS:GO team.
This was a very difficult decision to make, as the Selfless brand itself was founded on the back of Counter-Strike, but the time has come for us to take a few steps back and reevaluate our position. All of our players have been released of their contracts and will be paid a severance, which we included in our player contracts (lots of other orgs don’t, by the way).
While speaking with the players following this decision, I encouraged them to continue to compete and gain as much experience as possible in the Pro League this season. If they turn things around and do well, I let them know I would help them find another org to sign with.
dsr will be going back to work full time, and won't be able to dedicate to CSGO in the near future. The rest of the players, however, agreed with the above plan, and you will see them continue to compete for the remainder of the Pro League season independent of Selfless, albeit with a different 5th player.
In the meantime, we’ll continue to monitor the CS:GO marketplace and see if there are any opportunities that make sense, and go from there.
I was hoping to have some time to stream and take questions about how and why we came to this decision, but I'm supposed to be hitting the road shortly and don't have the time today. It is something I will try to address via text as possible this weekend.