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CS:GO Player Daps Announces His Departure From Gen.G Esports And Here Is Why



Damian “Daps” Steele is a 27-year-old Canadian in-game leader who has been playing for Gen.G Esports since December 2019. Before that, he had played for teams like Cloud9, NRG Esports, and more.

Daps took to his official Twitter account to announce his departure from the roster and said goodbye to his teammates.

In the post, Daps stated that he will be playing in the ESL Pro League Matches until the team finds a player to replace him and revealed why he decided to step down from the roster.

Daps stated that he has been thinking about leaving the team but the major was what was stopping him from this decision. However, Valve announced that the major will not happen until 2021, and he wanted to left the roster and take a break from the game.

Furthermore, Daps mentioned the burnout problems that caused by playing against the same teams over and over again, mixed schedule between the tournaments, and playing online, are some of the reason why he decided to left Gen.G.

Here is the statement from Daps:

“Today another chapter of my career has ended. This project with GenG is a continuation of what I was trying to do with Cloud9 after we left. Even though we weren’t an insane team I’m happy we were able to get a couple wins/finals, get to #12 in the world and be competitive with everyone in our region when we were playing well.

The reason for this decision is something I’ve been thinking about for a while now (about 3-4 months) and is a bi product of a lot of issues within the team including myself but the major was what was stopping me from leaving.

There had been some in and out of game changes I wanted over the past 6 months that I thought would of made the team better but were not agreed upon by all.

The combination of all these things mixed with no lans/covid, burnout of playing the same teams 24/7 with little to no time for breaks between events and not being able to be in person for bootcamps led to me not being the best leader I could be for this team and put me in a rough mental state.

This move will benefit both parties as I can potentially find something I believe in again and they will do better if they can find an IGL that has faith in the project that I once had.”

He added:

“Would like to thank all of my teammates and Gen.G for the time this year and hope they find the right person to help the team find its form again.

As for the future I still love CS and would ideally like to IGL a team I feel is the right fit for me but if moving on as a player or leaving CS is the route I have to take then I will cross that bridge when I know more.”

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