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Just hours after several players announced their free agency from Ghost Gaming, the organization has revealed that they will be stepping away from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
The only play still under contract is Matthew “WARDELL” Yu who signed a multi-year deal in November 2018 meaning he will most likely need to be bought out of this contract by another team.
This leaves Kenneth “koosta” Suen, Ryan “freakazoid” Abadir, Jason “neptune” Tran, and James “JamezIRL” Macaulay in free agency. It was confirmed to HLTV by steel that the roster will not be sticking together. He also went on to state that “the writing was on the wall for quite some time” in terms of the teams future with Ghost.
It is expected WARDELL will draw plenty of attention, having been the star player/AWPer for Ghost Gaming that earned him such a an extended and franchise player style contract. With him on the table, many teams will be weighing their options and looking toward the future of their current lineups to see whether the move is for the best.
While steel is touted as a top in-game leader, several tier 1 organizations are unable to grab him due to the ban that prevents him from playing in any Valve sponsored event.
Former Ghost lineup:
- Joshua “steel” Nissan (free agent)
- Kenneth “koosta” Suen (free agent)
- Jason “neptune” Tran (free agent)
- Ryan “freakazoid” Abadir (free agent)
- Matthew “WARDELL” Yu (contracted)
- James “JamezIRL” Macaulay (coach/free agent)