theScore esports Daily (Jan. 30): karrigan to continue with Envy, Subroza replaces FNS on eUnited and ngiN departs ex-Space Soldiers

by Dimitri Pascaluta Jan 30
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FNS parts ways with eUnited, Subroza brought in as his replacement

Pujan "FNS" Mehta has left eUnited following the roster's unsuccessful run at the Americas Minor, the player announced Tuesday on Twitter.

The Canadian in-game leader has spent the last three months with the organization, during which time the team underwent several roster shuffles and parted ways with their coach, Jared "osorandom" Hartman.

FNS' departure comes in the wake of the team's disappointing performance at the Americas Minor for the upcoming IEM Katowice Major, where they came in dead last after losing to Brazilian squads FURIA and TeamOne.

In his social media post, FNS claimed that the team had become an environment in which it was "impossible to play," and that he would welcome a new playing opportunity provided that it was with teammates with which he was already well-acquainted.

On Wednesday, eUnited added Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik to their ESEA roster, and the player is slated to replace FNS during the North American open qualifier for IEM Sydney.

ngiN departs ex-Space Soldiers

Engin "ngiN" Kor has stepped down from ex-Space Soldiers' active lineup, the player announced Wednesday on Twitter.

The 25-year-old Turk's decision comes in the wake of the team's disappointing finish at the Katowice Major's European Minor, where ex-Space Soldiers took last place after suffering losses to ENCE and North.

During his time with the roster, ngiN won DreamHack Open Austin and the ELEAGUE Boston Major's European Minor.

Envy to field karrigan at IEM Sydney qualifier

Team Envy have announced that they will continue to field FaZe Clan's former in-game leader, Finn "karrigan" Andersen, at IEM Sydney.

The announcement arrives in the wake of Envy's failure to qualify for the IEM Katowice Major at the Americas Minor.

The North American side are one of four teams invited to participate in the closed qualifiers of IEM Sydney, where, alongside Ghost, Luminosity and compLexity — as well as the finalists of two open qualifiers — they'll be looking to qualify for the event itself.

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