“I’ve been with CLG for over a year and it’s been filled with nothing but great experiences,” ImAPet said in a statement. “I’ve been with CLG since the team was at its lowest point to the team it is now. CLG as an organization has grown as well. Since the introduction of Matt, our esports director, our lives have become much easier. So thank you CLG for introducing more structure into the organization and caring for the players. I am happy with what we’ve accomplished, but not satisfied. I still have the same goal in mind, which is to produce the best NA team that can compete internationally and consistently in majors. I hope to continue creating healthy and productive environments in future teams, with the knowledge and experience I’ve gained from my time at CLG.”
ImAPet has been part of CLG since December and has monitored a period of upheaval among the at times faltering North American CS:GO team. Pujan “FNS” Mehta signed with the team in January, and Yassine “subroza” Taoufik left a month later, only for Rick “Rickeh” Mulholland to join the team in March. CLG had been on a slow rise with strong finishes at StarLadder Kiev, a tournament that included upsets of Gambit and Immortals to reach the playoffs. CLG also reached the semifinals of DreamHack Summer.
But CLG failed to reach the offline qualifier for next month’s PGL Krakow Major, and DreamHack Summer would mark ImAPet’s last tournament with the organization.
Mike Schwartz will act as the interim head coach while CLG begins the process of hiring a new head coach. CLG has accepted an invitation to the DreamHack Valencia, a tournament that will go from July 14-16.