One of the better Call of Duty rosters that North America has to offer has announced that it's parted ways with the Str8 Rippin organization.
The announcement has seemingly caught many in the CoD competitive community by surprise, especially since the team put together a strong performance at the recent $250,000 CWL Vegas event.
Representing Str8 Rippin, the team beat powerhouses FaZe Clan and Team Envy to surprisingly win Pool C, after which they finished 7th-8th and secured a crucial spot in the upcoming Play-In tournament for this season's Pro League.
In a tweet he put out on December 15, SpaceLy explained that the reason he and his teammates - Nagafen, Havok, MajorManiak, and Maux - decided to leave the org was because that had been their plan all along.
"For those confused, we are not with Str8 Ripping. As I made clear pre-Vegas, we planned from back then it was to be a 1 event deal," he tweeted. "Great organization and legendary brand, hope to see them find a CoD team."
For those confused, we are not w/ @Str8Rippin. As I made clear pre Vegas we planned from back then it was a 1 event deal. Great organization & legendary brand, hope to see them find a CoD team. Huge thanks to @Tsquared & @NIWOThalo for making Vegas go smooth all weekend for us.— SpaceLy - Mike (@SpaceLy) December 16, 2018
Looking back at SpaceLy's tweets from before CWL Vegas, he was indeed transparent about the fact that their agreement with Str8 Rippin was to be for the first major event only.
In fact, the squad was not even looking to sign with any orgs until they had secured a spot in the CWL Pro League qualifiers, but Str8 Ripping reportedly gave them the opportunity to get to Las Vegas early and practice on LAN, which they likely otherwise would have not been able to do.
In addition to the explanation, SpaceLy also announced that their roster was in the market to recruit a team coach for the rest of the 2019 season.
"Our team is now looking for a coach to analyze for us and come along with us for the 2019 season as a key part of the team," he tweeted. "Will end up signing with us to whichever organization we end up signing to."
Speaking of which, there is no indication as to when SpaceLy and co. will sign with an org, and which org it will be once that time comes.
However, the secret is out about the sky being the limit for this team's potential, which should attract interest from prominent orgs who have yet to field a Call of Duty team this season.
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