Pollo has been removed from Ghost

Ghost remove Pollo from the flock

The final member of the original GX lineup is no more.

Ghost have parted ways with Matt "Pollo" Wilson following their failure to surpass Swole Patrol in the quarterfinals of the StarSeries i-League Season 6 qualifiers, Dust2.us has learned. Pollo was the final member of the original GX roster that eventually morphed into the current Ghost lineup.

Although the exact reason for Pollo's removal is unknown, Joshua "steel" Nissan previously touched on Pollo's performance and potential when we had the chance to talk to him at ZOTAC Cup Masters Americas Finals in Santa Ana:

When we were on Torqued and we were playing together there were a lot of underlying issues in the team, but we couldn't address certain issues without addressing another one. So there would be overshadowing issues. 

As we're trying to figure out all those issues, and while Pollo might have some of those issues, I basically said when we were going over to Ghost that we'll give him a chance. "Here are you issues, if you work on them you can be an asset, so here's your chance", and so far he's been doing okay, he's been getting better.

He played really well on Nuke, so for the moment there's no reason to say anything about it. We gave him a chance and he's doing his best to make sure he earns his keep.

With Pollo's removal, it appears the issues that steel outlined at ZOTAC weren't able to be resolved fast enough for the lineup to develop its potential, leaving Ghost with a four-man roster.

Ghost are now on the lookout for a replacement, with sources informing Dust2.us that the team are currently considering at least three players as a potential fifth. FYB Frenchie and recent Dignitas stand-in Anthony "gMd" Guimond is one of the notable names on the list, although a replacement has yet to be determined.

With Pollo's removal, Ghost's roster consists of:

  • Canada Matthew "Wardell" Bowman
  • Canada Yassine "Subroza" Taofik
  • Canada Joshua "steel" Nissan
  • United States Kenneth "koosta" Suen
  • United States James "JamezIRL" Macaulay (Coach)

Ghost are currently slated to play in MSI's MGA Playoffs, with matches kicking off on Sunday, August 11th. This gives the team two weeks to find a fifth to practice with as they are also headed to Hong Kong for ZOTAC Cup Masters Grand Finals and Sweden for DreamHack Masters Stockholm at the end of August.

#1(With 0 replies)
July 27, 2018 08:16PM
NOOOO I LOVE POLLO, I hope he finds a good team, hes sick
#2(With 8 replies)
July 27, 2018 08:19PM
i like pollo but it was a matter of time. gMd would be a sick pickup though
#4(With 7 replies)
July 27, 2018 08:34PM
Steel is making the Canadian super team 100% Koosta is out next
#5(With 1 replies)
July 27, 2018 08:35PM
-koosta +android
#6(With 0 replies)
July 27, 2018 08:37PM
then a suprise comeback from AZK as coach replacing JamezIRL
#14(With 4 replies)
July 28, 2018 04:28PM
Dust2 Birthday cake!
Doubtful, steel is very high on koosta
#15(With 2 replies)
July 28, 2018 08:11PM
Eventually he'll want a new high
#18(With 1 replies)
July 28, 2018 09:38PM
Dust2 Birthday cake!
Don't we all
#19(With 0 replies)
July 28, 2018 09:47PM
#23(With 0 replies)
July 30, 2018 12:29PM
It's either koosta gets his Canadian citizenship or he's out per sources
#3(With 0 replies)
July 27, 2018 08:26PM
pollo will be missed <3
#7(With 0 replies)
July 27, 2018 09:00PM
riip pollo, gl bro
#8(With 0 replies)
July 27, 2018 09:07PM
Dust2 Birthday cake!
Saw it coming when he was emo tweeting feels bad for him =(
#9(With 0 replies)
July 27, 2018 09:27PM
#10(With 2 replies)
July 27, 2018 09:58PM
there are a lot of great options out there atm, not surprising. still sucks for pollo though, hope he bounces back. ghost n0thing/snakes/grim/etc.
#11(With 1 replies)
July 28, 2018 12:12AM
pick worse replacements
#16(With 0 replies)
July 28, 2018 08:11PM
Ghost s0m
#12(With 0 replies)
July 28, 2018 05:32AM
Pollo still makes the same mistakes as he did when he first joined the GX roster, shame because as a fragger he improved quite a bit, but steel's teams don't need fraggers and puggers, he needs a dog's body that'll do what he's told when he's told.
#13(With 3 replies)
July 28, 2018 06:12AM
Wardell next
#17(With 2 replies)
July 28, 2018 08:50PM
sure remove the 2nd best player LUL
#21(With 1 replies)
July 29, 2018 12:46AM
#22(With 0 replies)
July 29, 2018 01:36AM
i love wardell but hes clearly worse than koosta
#20(With 0 replies)
July 28, 2018 11:41PM
making room for yung neptune
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