Houston Outlaws player Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot isn’t happy with a recent decision taken by the organization.
On October 8, Outlaws assistant coach Kyle ‘KyKy’ Souder announced that he had been released from the team, a decision that seemed to come as something of a surprise.
KyKy himself apparently wasn’t the only one surprised by the move, however. During a recent stream, Outlaws main tank Muma revealed that he had been unaware that one of the team’s coaches was being let go, saying “I didn’t know it was happening, and I don’t like that it happened.”
Muma also said that he hopes KyKy finds a new home, as he believes he deserves a position in the Overwatch League.
Muma wasn’t the only Outlaws player to sing KyKy’s praises in the wake of his departure, with DPS player Jacob ‘Jake’ Lyon taking to Twitter to say that “he has a great mind for the game and a great ability to help players understand their role”.
On Team USA 2017, @kyky opened my eyes to the possibilities of individual coaching. Until that point, I had accepted that us players had to figure it all out for ourselves. He has a mind for the game and a great ability to help players understand their role in a larger strategy. https://t.co/CTnyei1ebj
— Jake (@jakeow) October 9, 2018
KyKy’s departure from the team comes amid speculation of difficulties within the broader organization, including OpTic Gaming and parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment.
Several other notable figures have recently departed, including OpTic League of Legends General Manager Romain Bigeard and the Director of International Development at Infinite, Ali ‘Alicus’ Saba.
Speculation continues that the organization is currently going through some internal turmoil, with OpTic content creator Hitch even stating that CEO Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez could return to a more active role. At the current rate, it seems KyKy might not be the last casualty of what looks like some organizational shuffling across the board.
Full disclosure: OpTic CEO Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd