The Fragadelphia 16 winning roster has already seen a change ten days after the event

Strife cut cxzi mid-series after dismal performance against MIBR

cxzi's removal came after his seventh worst map of all time online.

In a shocking turn of events, Strife have made the decision to cut Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk in the middle of their ESL Challenger League Season 40 series against MIBR tonight with immediate effect. The team finished the series with Austin "AAustiN" Urb as an emergency stand-in for map two, falling 2-0 to the Brazilian team.

In his place, Bobby "stamina" Eitrem told Dust2.us that Strife are set to add Matthew "D4rtyMontana" Paplawskas as the team's new fifth for the remainder of the season. The 17-year-old has previously stood in for Strife, playing Mythic Winter Cup 2 at the start of the year when Bobby "stamina" Eitrem was unavailable.

cxzi's sudden removal from Strife follows an uncharacteristically bad performance from the 21-year-old player. He ended map one, Overpass, against MIBR with five kills, 39.3 ADR, and a 0.45 HLTV rating in a 16-5 loss.

This is cxzi's worst online performance since December 2nd, 2021 when Triumph were crushed 16-0 by Bad News Bears. Prior to that, cxzi hasn't had such a poor performance since a 16-5 loss against FURIA in May 2021.

Following map one, the match was paused for an extended period before it was announced live on air that cxzi was removed from the lineup for the remainder of the series against MIBR and for the remainder of the season.

Dust2.us reached out to Strife for comment, with a representative of the Canadian organization stating:

The roster at this time will be moving on without cxzi and AAustin will be subbing in for the rest of the season.

When pressed on a reason for the sudden move, a representative for the organization stated:

Roster changes can occur at anytime and as shown, it can occur even mid series.

Dust2.us has reached out to Strife's IGL stamina, coach Christian "crisby" Schmitt, and cxzi himself for comment on his removal. This is a developing story and Dust2.us will monitor the situation as it unfolds.

Strife are now:

  • United States Keller "SLIGHT" Nilan

  • Canada David "J0LZ" Jolin

  • United States Bobby "stamina" Eitrem

  • Canada Paul "aris" Wilson

  • United States Matthew "D4rtyMontana" Paplawskas (Stand-in)

  • Christian "crisby" Schmitt (Coach)

  • United States Thomas "klank" Mennemeyer (Assistant Coach/Analyst)

Unfortunately for Strife, with this sudden upheaval the team will have a difficult time making playoffs as they sit towards the bottom of Group B with a 2-3 record. Their next two matches against Gaimin Gladiators and oNe on March 22nd and 23rd, respectively, are must-wins if they want to avoid playing in relegation for a second season in a row.

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March 16, 2022 10:43PM
xner
Caster
truly unfortunate
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March 16, 2022 10:45PM
crosea
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NA CS is truly something else
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March 16, 2022 10:49PM
observeroflife
woah, wtf
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March 16, 2022 10:51PM
Wearwolf
what?
#5(With 0 replies)
March 16, 2022 10:52PM
Jimbob
little pea-brained maneuver lets be real
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March 16, 2022 11:01PM
parks2214
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Hell of a drug
#7(With 0 replies)
March 16, 2022 11:02PM
Spider22Monkey
dude? how did this turn around so bad so much in soo little time?
#8(With 0 replies)
March 16, 2022 11:02PM
Spider22Monkey
dude? how did this turn around so bad so much in soo little time?
#9(With 0 replies)
March 16, 2022 11:05PM
kmrn45
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March 16, 2022 11:08PM
Shadow
NA cs has more lore than elden ring I swear man
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March 16, 2022 11:26PM
bleghfarec
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i cant believe dust2.us is just recycling old storylines nowadays smh
#12(With 0 replies)
March 16, 2022 11:55PM
Expanses
This team literally won frag a few weeks ago !!!
NA CS is one hell of a drug T_T
#13(With 0 replies)
March 17, 2022 12:29AM
ZyraReflex
fucking NA CS bro
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March 17, 2022 08:43AM
006_tv
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NA CS man, oh well
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