Splyce CEO Marty “Lazerchicken” Strenczewilk has announced that the North American organization will be leaving the CS:GO scene.
Lazerchicken intends to focus on Splyce’s other eSports disciplines, such as League of Legends, Call of Duty, Halo, and Rocket League.
Splyce’s decision to exit the popular first-person shooter follows news that the organization is receiving a $1.5 million investment from OverActive Media Group, although whether the investment influenced Splyce’s departure is unknown to the public at this time.
Splyce had been sitting at the lower tiers of Counter-Strike throughout its many years of competing apart from its appearance at the MLG Columbus Major in 2016.
This, combined with the lack of talent in North America, made it difficult for the organization to stay competitive among its regional counterparts, such as Cloud9, Team Liquid, NRG Esports, and compLexity Gaming.
However, Splyce isn’t the only organization in recent months to go in a different direction within the world of CS:GO. North American powerhouse CLG released both of its male divisions last November albeit keeping their female team, CLG Red.
This also meant that Kory “semphis” Friesen, David “DAVEY” Stafford, Steven “reltuC” Cutler, Taylor “Drone” Johnson, Zechrie “XotiC” Elshani, and coach Zachary “Eley” Stauffer are now on free. It’s also unclear if these players will be released from their contracts or if they’ll be required to reach transfer agreements with prospective organizations hoping to sign them.