Yamateh, xy-, xFreedom and Ice leave Zenith
Yamateh, Ice and xy-'s departure from Zenith is confirmed. Zenith is now down to a two man squad with both players also speculated to leave.
Daryl Pei Xiang 'iceiceice' Koh mentioned the departure of Wei Poong 'Yamateh' Ng a few days ago and now, we have received official confirmation that this is indeed true. Alongside Yamateh, Zenith's 5-position player Chee Cai 'Ice' Chua will also be leaving the team. No reasons were specifically mentioned for the departure.
Despite rumours stating that the Malaysian duo will retire, Chee Cai 'Ice' Chua confirmed to us that they will not retire and will actively be looking for a new team after a short break.
With Wai Hong 'xy-' Toh leaving the team to pursue further studies as well, Zenith is now in turmoil as they are down to only two players. There are also speculations that iceiceice wants to bring his talent to China while Nicholas 'xFreedom' Lim seems to be leaving the team as well.
Yamateh and Ice joined Zenith on the 25th of January this year and since then, they placed first in several medium sized tournaments including E2MAX L33t Championship against Neolution.Orange. Zenith also did not join many tournaments throughout the first half of 2013 due to time constraint, iceiceice mentioned. Zenith also finished in 9th-12th placing in The International 3, the first time Zenith did not cash in the annual event.
This should be the end for zenith. With army and reality for every singaporean its just not easy to pursuit esports. Thanks for the support!— Nicholas Lim (@xfreeedom) August 21, 2013
As it appears, it seems like xFreedom has also left Zenith.
Zenith team roster:
Daryl Pei Xiang 'iceiceice' Koh
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