Friday, June 1, 2012

PlaymatE Quits Paying DotA

Copenhagen Wolves lose PlaymatE from their pack
by Christoph 'malnor' Helbig
Photo by Dota League Masters

Amel 'PlaymatE' Barudzija

"Thank you all for the support, but I have lost interest in DotA and will no longer play, not competitively nor casually."

Amel 'PlaymatE' Barudzija has announced to end his DotA career. On his FaceBook account, he states that he has lost interest in DotA.

The player PlaymatE of Copenhagen Wolves has stated on his FaceBook account that he quits playing DotA. He has 'lost interest in Dota' and will thus stop playing any DotA.

His team Copenhagen Wolves had already cancelled his participation in Friday's GosuLeague replacement qualifier. On Wednesday though, PlaymatE insisted that would not disband, opposing rumors with this statement.

Amel Barudzija's retreat from DotA does not only punch a hole into Wolves' roster, but also seems to end the career of a successful DotA player. Mostly known for his playing in the lineup of MeetYourMarkers, PlaymatE started his DotA 2 career at Evil Geniuses, joining the lineup of Copenhagen Wolves only as a replacement for Link, right when the team left Quantic to join team Eclypsia.

As he quits DotA 2, this leaves Copenhagen Wolves down one member, but there is no evidence that the team will disband. However, this loss of a player, as well as inconsistent competitive results recently, most likely means that the team will not be receiving an invite for this year's The International. However, the Wild Card option is still open if they can recruit a fifth player and start achieving the tournament results that they did just a few months ago.

Remaining Roster Copenhagen Wolves:
Copenhagen Wolves Dota 2
Mikkel 'miGGel' Berg
Martin 'AngeL' Olsen
Brian 'Mania' Strandby
Christoffer 'Ryze' Winther

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