Nick J. January 19, 2020
Team Singularity announced the release of Will "dazzLe" Loafman and Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro. This leaves the team shorthanded ahead of its DreamHack Open Anaheim closed qualifier match against Riot Squad.
The team made the announcement on Twitter. An official blog post covered the subject in more detail, attributing the release of the players to "dynamics."
"We have not been able to grind the results we would have liked to accomplish, and after the holiday break the dynamics of the team were not at the level wished from everyone involved, so we mutually decided to make changes within the team aimed towards the desired results for 2020," said the release.
The post also includes nearly identical statements from both dazzLe and Zellsis, addressing the team's lack of results. The statements also included a call for a roster change in the organization that they were just released from.
"I really like both Will and Jordan, but for now it’s time to go our separate ways and I wish them both the best of luck in their journey," said Team Singularity CEO Atle Stehouwer regarding the releases.
Both players were signed in late 2019 and spent less than three months with Singularity before their release.
Singularity uncertain before DreamHack Open Anaheim qualifiers
With less than 24 hours to go before the team's match against Riot Squad, Singularity's roster is unclear. The move leaves the organization two players short of a five-man roster, but there might be another move to come for Singularity.
Sebastian "seb-" Bucki was absent from the team's WINNERS League Season 3 quarterfinal matchup against Rap Gang. Instead, the team fielded three ringers in Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan, Kaleb "moose" Jayne, and Hunter "SicK" Mims.
It is unclear whether seb-'s absence from the match was related to the release of Zellsis and dazzLe or for an unrelated reason. WIN.gg has reached out to Team Singularity for clarification regarding the team's roster ahead of their qualifier matchup.
Team Singularity will play Riot Squad on Sunday, January 19 at 12 p.m. EST for an invite to DreamHack Open Anaheim.
While some sites aren't taking wagers on the event's North American qualifiers, Betway is offering lines on the European qualifiers. Currently, the odds have Heroic as the favorites to take the single European slot for Anaheim.
DreamHack Open Anaheim's European closed qualifiers start on January 19, at 6:00 AM EST, while the North American matchups begin at 12:00 PM EST.