Some of India’s brightest Counter-Strike esports talents are looking for new homes, with Orgless5 to call it quits at the end of the current ESL India Premiership season.
Following the ESL India Summer 2019 finals, Horizon Sports India decided to part ways with Signify due to conflict of interest with COBX Gaming, resulting in both Dota 2 and CS:GO Signify teams disbanding.
Global Esports moved fast to sign the majority of Dota 2 roster. That allowed them to create a new, talented team that went on to finish second in phase one of ESL India Premiership 2019 Fall.
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The CS: GO team reportedly received very generous individual offers but instead opted to stick together and seek out a new home where they could continue playing together.
With no such offer on the table, the close-knit roster began playing under the Orgless5 banner and impressed with several solid results in ESL India Premiership 2019.
Sabyasachi “Antidote” Bose and his crew also enjoyed a good run at Conquerors Insignia 2019: Asian Subcontinent, where they cruised through the group stage and semi-finals without losing a single map.
However, not having the backing of an established esports organization and all the benefits that come with it has pushed the players to play in subpar conditions, which has affected their performances over time.
Having no facilities, it was reported Antidote and Sunny “DEATHMAKER” Das played together from Kolkata, Vishal “haiVaaN” Sharma and Lucas “yb” Groening played from a cafe in Mumbai, while Tejas “Ace” Sawant helped his team from the comfort of his home.
It was said the ex-Signify management provided the players with some assistance on their solo venture, but not nearly as much as an organization would be able to, most notably facilities and salaries.
Soon after their defeat in the finals of Conquerors Insignia 2019, it was revealed Deathmaker had decided to join Entity Gaming, leaving Orgless5 in disarray.
The remaining players followed, announcing they would be looking for a new team, after the ESL India Premiership 2019 – Fall Finale which will mark the end of Orgless5.
Out of all four remaining players, however, it is Antidote’s decision to become a free agent that caught the most attention.
The former OpTic India, JMD Gaming, Dare2Dream, Malhar, and 2EZ Gaming player is widely considered one of the best in India and arguably the best AWP in the whole subcontinent, so there is bound to be significant interest in the talented 23-year-old.