Chris “emagine” Rowlands reveals his departure from the Aussie-Kiwi mixture, Winterfox.
After officially replacing Christopher “dexter” Nong with Razmik “RaZ” Bastadjan in February, which the Oceanic roster hoped their new AWPer would make them better in the long-run but the experiment has proved to be unsuccessful. Chris “emagine” Rowlands and crew have not attended an offline event since September last year at Northern Arena 2016 – Toronto (with dexter).
The team’s struggle to produce significant results continues as they fail to qualify for ECS Season 3 following an 8th place in the development league, and getting eliminated early in the Round of 16 of StarLadder i-League S3 North America qualifier.
Known for his time in Immunity, emagine departs Winterfox
Therefore, the line-up could only focus on competing in ESL Pro League S5. To make matters worse, the players were stuck in Oceania after the break and could not return back to their gaming house in Vegas, to finish off the remainder of their matches due to visa issues.
The players had no choice but to play from home at a ping disadvantage, and are currently standing in 13th place with a 2-18 W-L record. Ryan “zewsy” Palmer and co. still have to face OpTic, SK and ex-Selfless to finish off the season.
emagine reached out to HLTV.org to announce his departure:
“After exploring my options I have decided to leave Winterfox. It became apparent the dynamics in the team were clearly not conducive to our success. I wish my former teammates good luck in the future.”
“I would also like to thank Brian (Owner of Winterfox) for the opportunity and support during our time with the organization.”
“For now I will be weighing my options, interested parties can reach me at emagineCSGO@gmail.com”
With signs of further changes to come, there is no confirmation on who the remaining players will use to stand-in for EPL and currently leaves Winterfox with the following:
Ryan “zewsy” Palmer
Razmik “RaZ” Bastadjan
Chris “ofnu” Hanley
Mike “Moku” Aliferis