Brenden "stellar" McGrath has announced that MDL team Party Astronauts have parted ways with Casey "SideStep" Hartzler and self-proclaimed "best looking CS player" Nick "zeptic" Kaoud.
Moving on this season without @zepticCS and @SideSteppp. Unfortunately things just weren't working out. Best of luck to the both of them, they are honestly really good players that just didn't quite fit in with our team.— brenden (@stellar_cs) May 17, 2019
The move comes as the team have struggled in WINNERS League and MDL Season 31, as they are sitting below the .500 mark in both leagues. Contacted by Dust2.us, stellar explained that the duo were inexperienced and "not what [the team] needed in the end." He further shared that the team have several potential candidates in mind to fill the two empty spots.
With the change, Party Astronauts currently have the following crew:
- Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue
- Brenden "stellar" McGrath
- Ben "ben1337" Smith
- Joseph "Muenster" Lima (Coach)
For his part, SideStep shared that the team "have their reasons and I respect it."
As of now, Party Astronauts do not have any MDL matches scheduled for next week. When they are scheduled, these matches are set to come against The Quest, FURIA, and Bad News Bears.