After being part of the Eternal Fire lineup for 18 months, Yasin “xfl0ud” Koç has decided to leave the team searching for new opportunities.
There is no doubt that Eternal Fire is undergoing some changes in its lineup to try to right its course in this year 2023. The team’s main goal is to build a solid squad that will allow them to compete in a big way in events at the highest competitive level.
Also, with the transition to Counter-Strike 2 looming, many organizations will want to prepare as well as possible, as they have experienced firsthand what different Tier 2 teams accomplished at the BLAST.tv Paris Major.
xfl0ud announces he is a Free Agent
Through his official Twitter account, xfl0ud announced that he had parted ways with the Eternal Fire lineup after being in it for a year and a half.
My road has come to the end with Eternal Fire after a 1.5 year journey. I’m not under contract anymore and that means i am Free Agent from now on. Looking for a new opportunity, new home, new challange.
Feel free to DM me for more details and any of your inquiries/offers.
— Yasin Koç (@xfl0udCS) May 26, 2023
As we note, the player announces he is a Free Agent and is looking for a new home, opportunities, and challenges. xfl0ud actively played with Eternal Fire in different tournaments during this year and a half in the team, and his highest achievement was lifting the champions trophy at the CCT Central Europe Finals.
The departure of xfl0ud joins the movements that have taken place in the organization in recent months. Recall that Özgür “woxic” Eker returned to the starting lineup, while Ömer “imoRR” Karataş was another to leave the team.
While the player was on the team for almost two years, it is worth noting that he has been alternating between starter and substitute for the past few months. However, xfl0ud was one of the mainstays of the team that played in the Challenger Rotterdam semifinals and the one that won the CCT Central Europe Finals.
The 20-year-old Turk maintained a 0.99 Rating, according to HLTV, in the LAN tournaments the team participated in during the last six months with EF. However, the team’s IGL, Engin “MAJ3R” Küpeli, said in an interview that xfl0ud lacks experience and confidence in important moments, thus, affecting the team’s progress.
This player was also part of 9INE lineups in 2020/21 and GORILLAZ for five months in 2021. Now, we will have to hope another team will want to get his services for the rest of the season and transition to Counter-Strike 2.
On the other hand, it is worth noting that Ali “Wicadia” Haydar Yalçın has managed to replace xfl0ud excellently in recent weeks. The player had decisive performances for Eternal Fire to finish in second place in the CCT South Europe Series #4, falling in the Grand Final to Astralis. While it is true that Wicadia is also a Support, his style of play is much more aggressive than xfl0ud’s, which could give his team a boost for the rest of the season.
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