This month has not started well for NRG eSports’ Overwatch team. The reason is that their player Alex ‘Ajax’ Jackson has announced that he will be leaving the team. The popular support player will be looking for new opportunities. For many NRG eSports’ fans, it was a huge surprise that Ajax leaves NRG Esports as they have not expected this kind of news. However, it seems that the relations in the team have not been good for a time. Ajax’s decision to leave the team was long overdue to people who were familiar with the inner doings of the team.
However, Ajax is not the only player that let NRG eSports in the last couple of months. In April, it was announced that Matthew ‘Clockwork’ Dias and Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned have left the team. The reason for their departure was not familiar. However, with Ajax leaving the team, it might become a bit clearer what is going on in the team in the last couple of months.
Ajax took to Twitter to announce his departure from the team. What he said there was really surprising to many fans. According to Ajax’s statement, he was supposed to compete with another player for his spot in the main roster. In his opinion, that is not something that he should be doing and that he deserves that spot in the team. It was this decision from NRT that lead Ajax to his decision. Instead of competing for a spot, he has decided to look for other opportunities.
Ajax leaves NRG Esports And Holding Grudges?
His other statement has caused even bigger hype among his fans. The player said that he will be back to Overwatch competitions very soon and that his first goal when he comes back is to beat NRG eSports in a match. It is not that often that we hear statements like these from the players that left a certain team.
With his departure from the team, Tim ‘dummy’ Olson is the only support player left in NRG eSports. If NRG eSports does not find the adequate replacement for Ajax, it seems that dummy will be becoming a permanent support player in the team. Currently, NRG eSports’ Overwatch team features Anthony ‘Harbleu’ Flex, Andre ‘iddqd’ Dahlstrom, and Seb ‘numlocked’ Barton and Tim ‘dummy’ Olson as a support player who will probably become a member of the main roster now that Ajax has left the team.
NRG eSports and Alex ‘Ajax’ Jackson did not have fantastic results since they started to compete together. In their first tournament as a team, the April’s edition of the Overwatch Monthly Melee they did not make a significant impact. They finished in the 5th-6th position. After that, they competed at the Overwatch Rumble. That tournament proved to be even worse for them as they finished the tournament in the 13th-16th position. However, it seems that the straw that broke the camel’s back was the fact that they finished in the 5th-6th position at the CyberPower’s Spring Invitational this month. For Ajax, the upcoming period will be very interesting. He is likely to receive a large number of offers. Which one he will take remains to be seen.