Written By Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill
01 October, 2009 03:37 AM
As reported on only a few days ago Team VeryGames were playing in the French EPS Finals which they went onto win over redLine two maps to one. It seemed like clean sailing - the team was back, they had just beaten their biggest rivals and were on the road to another successful season of dominating the European Counter-Strike: Source scene under the VeryGames organisation. The events which unfolded over the last few days proved that it was not to be the case.
When the dust settled from the French EPR Finals and VeryGames was crowned the champions of yet another season all the controversy began. The consolation final between essentiaL and UBITEAM was VeryGames undoing - player Hysoka from essentiaL was unable to compete and the teams substitute was also unavailable. The team spoke to VeryGames and agreed to use both krL and Regnam to replace him for their matches.
ESL administrators got wind of the ringing offence and traced the IP's to confirm this was the case. This put doubts over essentiaL and VeryGames future concerning the next season of the French EPS.
VeryGames received a 3 day suspension from the start of next season while essentiaL were immediately removed from the tournament all together and replaced by Norules.
Everyone thought that was that. VeryGames got off with a slap on the wrist and essentiaL took the fall... What happened next was an unexpected move to not only the community but the team itself.
VeryGames announced last night that KrL was to be removed from the teams lineup. His behaviour was deemed "not compatible with the professional vision that VeryGames has of esport." The VeryGames organisation donated the winnings from the French EPS Finals to Greenpeace in an act of goodwill.
This not only put doubts over the entire future of the team but left everyone guessing what would happen next.
Statement from VeryGames management:
"For these reasons we have decided to permanently exclude Sebastien 'krL" Perez from the team. Following this announcement, we will discuss the future we hope to give to Team VeryGames with the players. Recruitment of a new player, or a complete change of line-up are two possibilities open to us. We are also seriously considering the possibility of dissolving the team.
Sebastian has a strong influence on the rest of the team, it is likely that this announcement signals the end of the VeryGames Team, at least as you have known it. In this case, it will be the choice of players, not ours. One thing is sure; all decisions will be taken by maintaining the goal of professionalism we have always wanted to bring to esports."
Later that evening the saga grew - Team VeryGames left their organisation in a response to KrL being dropped from the lineup. It is anyone's guess where the worlds best source team will land but one can only assume in an organisation fitted for their greatness.
In what seemed like an "in your face" reaction from the VeryGames organisation they have announced an event in conjunction with TELeague that will see the top 6 teams in France do battle for some sweet prize money. Nameless(ex-VeryGames) will not be competing.