After several weeks of speculation on his future, Team Liquid has finally confirmed that Jacob ‘Pimp’ Winneche will be leaving the team. So far, it is unknown what are the reasons that caused Pimp to make this move, but the fans are already speculating about his potential new destinations. Since the talks about Pimp leaving Team Liquid have been present in the reports for some time now, the news was not that big of a shock. However, when the reports about him possibly leaving first appeared, nobody seemed to understand why that might be happening because he had contributed a lot to the Team Liquid results recently.
According to Victor ‘Nazgul’ Goossens who was one of the founders of the Team Liquid, the Danish player has requested the transfer on his own. Even though he requested the transfer, it is still unknown where he will be continuing his career, and he is currently a free agent. According to the same statement, Team Liquid has not yet found the replacement for Pimp, and they are currently searching for the adequate replacement for their fifth player. However, since Team Liquid will be competing in the ESL Pro League Season 3 very soon, the 21-year-old Danish player will play as a stand-in for Team Liquid until the negotiations with potential new players finish. Team Liquid is currently in the second place when it comes to the standings for the North American region and because of that having Pimp in those matches is very important. For Pimp, this will be a very good nice to say goodbye to his teammates in Team Liquid and most importantly to their fans who have been standing with them all this time.
Pimp Leaving In Search Of New Challenges
When it comes to Jacob ‘Pimp’ Winneche and his departure from the team, in his recent interview, he revealed that playing for Team Liquid has been as fulfilling as he wanted it to be. Besides that, he also said playing for Team Liquid did not match his personal and professional goals that he has set for himself when joining Team Liquid. Because of that, according to his opinion, he was not able to commit to the team as much as it was necessary and he did not want for the team to suffer because of him and in his opinion, leaving Team Liquid was the best thing that he could do for himself and the team.
Pimp’s departure is the second one in the last month or so. Previously, one of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player ever, Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin also left the team after his solo efforts did not go well with the rest of the team and the team’s officials. Hiko was replaced with Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz who joined Team Liquid from OpTic Gaming. This change in the Team Liquid roster seems to be the part of the bigger effort of Team Liquid to find the permanent roster for the 2017 season and not just for this season but also for the long-term period. If it turns out that Team Liquid is rebuilding their team, we should probably expect some other roster changes as well in the upcoming period.