Former Ghost Gaming player Michael "SpaceLy" Schamle was recently featured in a short documentary episode about the "Glamorous life of a Pro Gamer", as part of Bloomberg's 'Next Jobs' series.
The piece focused mainly on SpaceLy, his early career all the way to his ascendence to the pro level, and living in the plush LA mansion put on by his former employers.
SpaceLy was released from the roster after they missed out on Stage One of the CWL Pro League, and a number of poor placings at open events.
Now playing for Elevate as well as performing an analyst role with Luminosity Gaming, the documentary episode has just been released, and SpaceLy was not entirely happy with the final product.
His issue was mainly with the latter section of the episode, which focuses on his release from the team.
SpaceLy claims that he spoke for over an hour with the producers, discussing the reasons he was released, including not wanting to play with other members of the team.
In post-production the producers cut this section, suggests SpaceLy, meaning it doesn't tell the accurate story of his release from the organization.
Back when I was living in LA on Ghost @business come by for this segment they started about “next/future jobs” and it was just released. A lot of context left out but enjoy regardless.— SpaceLy - Mike (@SpaceLy) June 21, 2018
The Glamorous Life of a Pro Gamer https://t.co/v5xDddtpMP via @YouTube
Yeah also left out how I was dropped cause I was being forced to play with people I didn’t want to play with and spent an hour talking about it for nothing https://t.co/qsFWNnyQ9w— SpaceLy - Mike (@SpaceLy) June 21, 2018
The other players, with the exception of Andres "Lacefield" Lacefield, have all now been released from the Ghost roster too, which now features Chris "Parasite" Duarte, Adam "GodRx" Brown and Casey "Pandur" Romaro.
The episode is a good insight into how the previous team trained and lived together, but SpaceLy wasn't entirely pleased after they omitted a large section about why he was dropped.
You can watch the full episode from Bloomberg below.