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Archive • Nov 14, 2017

Stanislaw on Leaving Team Liquid: "I feel that I was setup to fail from the very start"

Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz has released a lengthy statement regarding the news of him being benched and replaced by Lucas 'steel' Lopes on the Team Liquid CS:GO team. The comments come less that 24 hours after Team Liquid announced the roster change that took many in the community by surprise. The Canadian had been with the North American team since he chose to leave OpTic Gaming in February of 2017. The announcement came just one day after the team achieved a top 4 finish at the $100,000 iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 event. Stanislaw is glowing in his description of certain members of the team, specifically Nicholas 'nitr0' Cannella and Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken. However, he highlights a number of internal issues that plagued the team from the start and eventually resulted in his benching during his lengthy TwitLonger post.     Originally brought into the team to be the in-game leader, stanislaw found himself at constant odds with the team's coach Wilton 'zews' Prado. He would later be replaced as in-game leader by nitr0 but his idea of how the team should be run continued to go against zews'. He describes a number of different occasions where where he could not find common ground with the Brazilian, but says that he does believe that the coach had the team's best interests at heart. However, stanislaw ultimately found the differences too hard to overcome and believes he was "setup to fail from the very start".
Overall, I feel that I was setup to fail from the very start. I was brought into Team Liquid to be a leader but I believe that they already had a leader in Zews. I truly believe Zews' intentions are good, and he is a coach with great passion, but at the end of the day we are just fundamentally two different types of leaders.
  Read More:    The former in-game leader for OpTic Gaming describes his time with Team Liquid on an event-by-event basis and it is clear that he never felt comfortable with the team. Used to a certain way of running things when he called the shots in OpTic, the Canadian clearly struggled to mesh his Brazilian coach due to a difference in philosophies. Stanislaw goes on to make it clear that he understands why he was benched and believes it was deserved. He also criticizes himself, saying that he should have addressed his issues earlier rather than allowing them to eat away at him. His admiration for nitr0 is particularly clear to see throughout the statement, with the Canadian highlighting how much he will miss playing with the team's current in-game leader and his fellow Canadian Twistzz. However, he does refer to certain "attitude issues" with other members of the team but does not go into specifics.
I want this to be very clear, none of this is an excuse, I am completely deserving of being replaced. For the past month I've been absolutely miserable and I've allowed it to affect my gameplay and my teammates, and I want to apologize to them for that, especially Nick and Russ, I'll miss playing with the both of you. I should have worked things out with Zews before they got this bad, but I allowed it to continue and ruin the atmosphere in the team.
  Where stanislaw will go next is uncertain. That Canadian is presumably still under contract with Team Liquid and will remain so until after the ELEAGUE Boston 2018 Major in January. With this in mind, any organization that is interested in acquiring him will likely have to buy him out of his contract. -