A day before the CWL Pro League Qualifier, an amateur team with aspirations of making the league have been forced into requesting a last minute roster change, after one of their players has claimed to be sick.
The team, which will joined Mazer Gaming in the weeks leading up to the qualifier, were heading into the event as a bottom seed, after just securing a spot with a top 32 finish at CWL Las Vegas.
Placed in pool C, the team were set to challenge the likes of 100 Thieves, Pittsburgh Knights and more when the event begins on January 16, in hopes of taking one of 12 available league spots.
On January 15, Mazer player Joey 'SupremeAgility' Torres apparently told his teammates that he was sick and therefore unable to attend the qualification event.
SupremeAgility also missed out on CWL Las Vegas due to sickness, where he was set to play with another team featuring Adam 'KiLLa' Sloss, and where his current team secured their spot in the qualifier, playing with 'Vivid' instead.
Mazer player 'Newbz' hit out on Twitter, saying he would never forgive SupremeAgility for letting the team down, at such a crucial time.
Bro what the fuck I grinded my ass off for this shit to happen can’t believe this— Mazer Newbz (@TBE_Newbzz) January 15, 2019
Never forgiving this guy for what he did— Mazer Newbz (@TBE_Newbzz) January 15, 2019
Update: Mazer Gaming have now released a statement regarding the situation, and confirm they have contacted event organizer's to discuss next steps.
The CWL Pro League Qualifier starts tomorrow. Apparently, SupremeAgility has come down with a terrible sickness which caused him to deactivate his twitter account, and will be unable to attend the event. As of right now, we are contacting the event organizers and trying to find anyway possible to send someone to the event last minute as a substitute so we are able to compete this week. If anyone is able to help with this, please contact us. We are doing our best as an organization to make everything smooth for all of the players involved. We have high hopes for the team and know they will make the best out of the situation they have.
Update 2, January 15, 11:25am EST: Mazer have now confirmed that Vivid, who played with the roster at CWL Las Vegas, will play with the team at the Pro League Qualifier.
eUnited player Tyler 'aBeZy' Pharris also spoke out on the situation, angered by the news as he is friends with some of the Mazer players.
I’m actually mindblown at what I’m hearing. No way someone is screwing my career over because they got “sick” and can’t make the PLQ. Not only that.. they said they couldn’t make the first event because they were “sick”. I’m actually heated for my friend— eU aBeZy (@aBeZy) January 15, 2019
aBeZy also explained the situation in more detail, after his teammate and veteran player Jordan 'JKap' Kaplan was intrigued.
Supreme didn’t show up to the first event because he said he was sick and he got picked up by a team that made the PLQ and now he told his team a few hours before his flight that he can’t make it and he’s throwing up— eU aBeZy (@aBeZy) January 15, 2019
SupremeAgility has apparently deactivated his social media accounts since, while his teammates have enquired to MLG regarding a possible last minute change.
A roster lock was put in place in the first week of January, meaning technically no further changes could be made, however in this case event organizer's have been sympathetic with the team, and allowed Vivid to return to the roster.