Vitality & ALEX confirm separation, intense travel cited
Alex “ALEX” McMeekin has confirmed his departure from Vitality via TwitLonger, a day after reports came out regarding this move.
The original reports cited “personal reasons” but mentioned the intense travel required of professional CS:GO pros as the main concern and the in-game leader has expanded on this via the TwitLonger.
“Last year we travelled 36 weeks of the year and by July I was struggling to keep up with the intense travelling schedule, coming into this year we wanted to cut that down to 22 weeks (an extra 2.5 months at home),” he explained.
This year was supposed to be better, but the change in the CS:GO tournament landscape has apparently ruined those plans and caused the action by ALEX.
“However the accelerated professionalization of the CS:GO scene, through ESL pro tour & Blast Premier arrivals, changed the ecosystem and we could no longer get down to anywhere near the amount of weeks discussed earlier. That being said, the only logical course of action for me after the year that had just passed was to withdraw myself from the team before becoming too tired to put the necessary work in,” he said.
He also explains that he did offer to stick around until a “suitable replacement” was found, but the team made the decision to just move straight into looking for someone.
Vitality CS:GO division:
-Dan “apEX” Madesclaire
-Cédric “RpK” Guipouy
-Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut
-Richard “shox” Papillon
-Rémy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam (coach)
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