Counter Logic Gaming has announced on their website that one of their cornerstones in the CS:GO roster, James “hazed” Cobb, has left the team.
Having become part of the famous NA organization together with teammates from mouseSpaz, hazed played for CLG since Jan. 16, 2015. Over that time, the player competed in several CS:GO Majors, until finally, CLG failed to qualify for the ELEAGUE Major, which is set to take place very soon.
In the official statement, hazed said:
"My time within CLG has been something I’ll never forget. Starting on a team of unknowns that no one believed in, but had players yearning to prove themselves on the world stage. We wanted to compete and win titles. Two years later, it's hard to for me to look back and not be proud that we made it to 5 majors, a plethora of tier 1 events, had amazing upsets, visited unbelievable cities, and shared great experiences. I've had the pleasure of meeting amazing people from all over the world, experienced different cultures, and ultimately bonding with people who had that same passion for competing.
Teammates have come and gone during my tenure within this team, even beyond the CLG days. Lucky, JDM (TWICE!), ptr, Tarik, FNS, Fugly… I miss all those guys. And I'm going to miss Cutler, Ethan, Yassine and Kenny. All of these guys weren't just teammates, but brothers. I'm going to miss playing with these guys.
I want to thank CLG for giving us the chance to compete under their banner. CLG has grown just as much as I have during my tenure and they will continue to grow. They might not have always made the right decisions, but neither did I.
The future at the moment is unclear for me. I'm going to really push myself in the coming months to see if I can improve. If I can't improve my own personal skills and my value as an aspiring IGL isn't in demand, I will move on. During this time, I'll entertain offers from other teams, start full time streaming and even consider potential analyst/caster positions.
And to the fans, I'm sorry. I could never live up to the hopes and dreams you laid before me.
– James "Hazed" Cobb"
The player assures his fans that him leaving CLG has nothing to do with the recent PEA scandal. For those who don’t get why someone would think that, hazed was one of the players who signed the open letter airing their dirty laundry in dealing with PEA. Sean “seangares” Gares was let go from TSM a week after signing to join the org. Seangares’ firing DID have reasons stemming from the whole open letter debacle, so fans might have been tempted to suspect that something similar happened here too. Apparently, it’s not the case.