have announced that they are picking up the young Dane Simon "snedker" Snedker
from Odense eSport
, and that he will be replacing Ismail "refrezh" Ali
This news appears to have come as a surprise to the community due to Ali's recent strong performances, with him even being listed as the HLTV 'Player of the Week'.
Tricked CEO Morten "Phy" Jensen said :
"Over the last couple of weeks, there has been some instability in our CS:GO-team's performance, we had many talks back of forth between the coach and players. When we look at the crucial games, its 90% of the time our CT-side who lacks diversity and mixed positions. The team had issues making aggressive CT-setups because of not having a stable secondary sniper. Adding Snedker to the lineup gives us a player who can play multiple roles, giving the team more freedom.
This also means that we will be benching Ismail 'Refrezh' Ali, Refrezh has performed great under the Tricked banner and this is not a result of him underperforming. Our team needs to adjust the roles to become less predictable and this, unfortunately, pushes Refrezh out of the lineup. We are looking to help Ismail unto a new team, and there should be no doubt about his talent.
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