According to a report from DBLTAP, Chaos Esports Club is looking to release their CS:GO roster to interested organizations with the intention of leaving the professional scene.
The news might have come as a surprise, considering Chaos made it to Semifinals in the Intel Extreme Masters Season XV Beijing: North America. They won their first match against Team Whalers and lost the following one against Liquid. Consequently, they won their decider series against Rugratz and barely secured their spot in the semi-finals. Chaos Gaming is up against team Evil Geniuses. And the winner from this duel will face Triumph in the Grand Finals.
The team was in a good stride with captain Joshua “steel” Nissan leading the team. During his peak, the team was semi-finalists in DreamHack Open Summer 2020: North America and ESL One: Cologne 2020 Online – North America. Additionally, they also won FunSpark ULTI 2020 – North America.
But on August 31st of this year Joshua “steel” Nissan retired from professional CS:GO and left the team. Edgar “MarKE” Maldonado stepped up in place of steel and led the team from then onwards. Under his leadership, the team failed to produce satisfactory results, getting 5th place in ESL Pro League Season 12: North America and failed to qualify for IEM New York North America.
The next upcoming major is the ESL Pro League Season 13 starting on the 10th of March, 2021. The tournament consists of 24 teams partaking in the month-long event. According to ESL, Chaos is currently at 21st place in the overall ranking which might make it really difficult for them to actually qualify.