It's not a good time for fans of T1 and their Valorant roster, as the organisation has formally parted ways with two of its members following a string of poor results -- Austin "Crashies" Roberts and Victor "Food" Wong.
— T1 (@T1) September 3, 2020
"We're thankful for all the work they put into the team and wish them the best for the future," the org mentioned in their social media.
Crashies (April) and Food (May) joined T1 earlier this year, making their debuts at the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Ignition Series event, where they would place second beating steep opposition such as Gen.G, Immortals, and 100 Thieves in the process.
Everything's been downhill since then.
With a hyped-up squad that also included Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham, the Korean organisation's disappointing string of results following their explosive introduction saw them fall in the group stages of the last three tournaments they've competed in (FaZe Clan Invitational, Pittsburgh Knights Invitational, and Pop Flash).
This isn't the first exit T1 has had in recent weeks, as Skadoodle has been conspicuously absent from the team's roster going into their last two events, eventually announcing he is currently "working" on his Agent pool, as he was a Sage only player for T1, looking to fill a different role in the near future.
The concerning situation for T1 aficionados is that the former CS:GO star has the opportunity to scrim and practice with other teams as he pleases.
I have been grinding to expand my agent pool and overall impact with the OP and will be back with T1 when the time is right, but in the meantime am going to be practicing with other teams to stay sharp. I'll be back soon and better than ever— Tyler Latham (@Ska) August 24, 2020
"I have been grinding to expand my agent pool and overall impact with the OP and will be back with T1 when the time is right, but in the meantime am going to be practicing with other teams to stay sharp. I'll be back soon and better than ever," Ska tweeted out.
Crashies and Food leaked DMs
While it's not confirmed, the release of both Crashies and Food could potentially stem from a private conversation they both had, criticising Skadoodle's playstyle.
In the messages, Food says to Crashies how "Ska was holding them (T1) back," and that his "comms were worse than usual."
As of right now, T1's current roster includes Braxton "Brax" Pierce, Keven "AZK" Larivière, and coach Daniel "fRoD" Montaner with Daniel "eeiu" Vucenovic acting as a stand-in.