Vitality confirms the departure of ALEX
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Vitality has confirmed the departure of their in-game leader and team captain, Alex "ALEX" McMeekin, via Twitter.
Official statement regarding our CS:GO team. pic.twitter.com/ioAGqfx86M— Team Vitality (@TeamVitality) March 4, 2020
ALEX also released a Twitlonger further detailing his decision to leave the team:
I am moving away from playing at this time. Last year we travelled 36 weeks of the year and by July I was struggling to keep up with the intense travelling schedule, coming into this year we wanted to cut that down to 22 weeks (an extra 2.5 months at home). However the accelerated professionalization of the CS:GO scene, through ESL pro tour & Blast Premier arrivals, changed the ecosystem and we could no longer get down to anywhere near the amount of weeks discussed earlier. That being said, the only logical course of action for me after the year that had just passed was to withdraw myself from the team before becoming too tired to put the necessary work in, although I did offer to stay on until they found a suitable replacement they chose to look for someone now.
A report from 1pv.fr pointed to Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss as ALEX's potential replacement, but that has not been confirmed at this time.