CSGO pro team kicks player mid-match due to poor performance

By Olivia Richman


Mar 17, 2022

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Making roster changes mid-season is risky but North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Strife took it even further by making a roster change mid-match.

During an ESL Challenger League Season 40 match against MIBR, Strife decided to cut Danny “cxzi” Strezelczyk after the first map. On Overpass, Strife was defeated 16-5. cxzi was one of the reasons for this unfortunate result, with the rifler having one of his worst performances thus far.

cxzi ended the map with five kills to 17 deaths and an abysmally low 39.3 ADR.

Strife make roster change mid-match after cxzi performance on Overpass

Strife was having a very poor showing at ESL Challenger League Season 40 overall. The team was losing a lot of matches but remained hopeful. Unfortunately, the match against MIBR seemed to be the final straw for Strife.

cxzi was cut from the team after a 16-5 defeat on Overpass. The 21-year-old was replaced with Austin “AAustiN” Urb, who became an emergency stand-in. Unfortunately, the roster change didn’t have much impact for Strife. The team lost on Dust II, 16-6.

AAustiN will finish the ESL Challenger League season but then he will be replaced by Matthew “D4rtyMontana” Paplawskas, according to Bobby “stamina” Eitrem.

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