PoV calls it quits after just one event.
Paragon of Virtue, the second best team in north america, has called it’s quits as Jeff "hero" Mettetal decided to retire as he lacks the drive to play competitively. To add the changes Andrew "Irukandji" Timmerman has decided to leave the team for greener pastures in Packet Loss Pro’s which now has 6 players.
This comes just two weeks after PoV was dropped the second biggest sponsor in America, compLexity gaming, due to unprofessional actions. After that they competed in the WCG nationals where they placed second above Loaded, WinOut and finally Backfire before being dominated in the finals by EG.
This comes after a long line of roster moves made by the roster - first dropping Scott “evolution” Cavellero for Andrew “Irukandji” Timmerman, then dropping Thomas “thomz” Garcia for David “Savior” Park before David “xp3” Garrido left for backfire as he was not going to be played much with Kevin “azn” Wang in the roster.
Derek “dBoorn” Boorn told ESEAnews.com that:
“We originally planned on playing out these three events (WCG USA, WCG Finals and IEM America) but due to hero informing us he didn't have the drive to play anymore and wanted to exercise other things in life, we were forced to disband,” said Derek “dboorN” Boorn. “To us, Jeff isn't someone we were willing to replace. Not to mention the talent pool of free agents in America who are able to attend these two events is rather shallow, we felt it was in everyone's best interest to pursue other opportunities.”
He continued on:
“As for myself, I still plan on playing as the hunger is still there,” said Boorn. “I'll just have to wait and see what's in store over the next week or so and see where I end up.”
PLP now has:
Armeen "a2z" Toussi
Pedro "YaYooo" Morim
Andrew "Irukandji" Timmerman
Alex "plexxico" Palmer
Andy "icy" Keefe
Jon "broodex" Gibbons
POV now has:
David "savior" Park
Kevin "azn" Wang
Derek "dboorN" Boorn