About a week ago, Fragbite, together with multiple sources, revealed that Matthew "WARDELL" Bowman Yu was to take part in the incomplete Rogue roster led by Spencer "Hiko" Martin. The 19-year-old Canadian had initially transferred over from Ghost Gaming, but the agreement has now proven to be false.
Before the commencement of ESL Pro League, Bowman was thought to have a contract with Rogue and was expected to play throughout the entire season. Today it was revealed that Bowman never had a contract with Rogue, resulting in many reactions when he, at last-minute, turned down the opportunity to play with Martin's men.
The leavings of Bowman spurred many reactions from personalities, not necessarily referring to Bowman, to find their ways on social medias with large displeasure.
A full report from the CS:GO agent at Ghost Gaming, explained the situation from Bowman's part.
"Wardell was offered to Rogue to play the matches tonight however because he is still contracted to Ghost Gaming and because of the loan of players clause from ESL if Wardell played like Rogue asked he would have to finish the season with Rogue there by breaking his contract with Ghost.
Wardell never left Nor Terminated from Ghost and chose to fulfill his contract and his commitment to his team with his organization and his teams full support. He also never signed anything with Rogue", wrote Jenny Sook, CS:GO agent at Ghost Gaming, on Reddit.
Josh "shinobi" Abastado argued that Bowman had practiced with Rogue before ESL Pro League and is therefore considered to be an untrustworthy and an overall shady individual. Abastado confirmed that Bowman withstood to sign his contract thus probably continuing with Ghost Gaming.
Rogue has reportedly gathered Shawn "witmer" Taylor to the league roster and will continue to use Taylor throughout the sixth edition of ESL Pro League. Ghost Gaming will continue to play in ESL Pro League with the following roster, according to the Pro League site.
Matthew "WARDELL" Bowman Yu
Andrew "ShoT_UP" Orlowski
Connor "CONNOR93" Glover
Jason "neptune" Tran
Sebastian "seb" Bucki
Phong "bee-1os-" Nguyen (Substitute)