PENTA announced on Wednesday that the team has decided to terminate all of the contracts with its Counter Strike: Global Offensive players.
“This time last year we ended up having half a team and not being able to compete properly for months, disappointing our fans and ourselves,” the announcement reads. “This year, after losing suNny and HS, we have to face the same situation yet again, and to prevent last year’s situation we decided to mutually terminate the contracts of our remaining CS:GO players.”
PENTA won’t be stepping out of professional CS:GO though, as the organization wrote that it is still in contact with the players, and that the team is willing to renegotiate with them “if they form a new roster.”
The team was left with only three active players as Kevin “HS” Tarn was signed to OpTic Gaming in Aug. 30 and Miikka “suNny” Kemppi was signed to Mousesports on Aug. 4. PENTA didn’t compete in any tournaments since the two players have left, with the future of the team still left up in the air until the recent announcement.
PENTA has been a regular name in professional CS:GO since 2014, and had appearances in major tournaments, most recently in the PGL Krakow Major, where they finished 14th. The former remaining roster of PENTA consisted of Kevin “kRYSTAL” Amend, Jesse “zehN” Linjala, and Paweł “innocent” Mocek.