FATA- leaves Team Liquid, to take a break from Dota 2

by theScore Staff Sep 1 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Helena Kristiansson / ESL

Adrian "FATA-" Trinks says he will be taking a break from playing Dota 2 competitively, according to a Twitlonger.

"I feel like its rather necessary for me to do. From too much stress of the frequent travels to just not enjoying the game as I used to," he wrote. "I hope the break will clear up some things for me, motivate me and hopefully allow me to be a better player when i do come back. Right now I do not have a certain idea how long it will last. I just want to wait till I feel I really want to play and win again."

The 23-year-old mid previously played with Cloud9 at TI5, but when the roster disbanded after a disappointing 9-12th performance, he helped start a European roster called 5Jungz, which was picked up by Liquid in October 2015.

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"My teammates Kuro, Matu, Jerax and MC, it was a pleasure to play with you, thanks for constantly trying to improve and moving this team forward. Thanks for all the good times we had together and fighting through the hard times," he wrote.

"From a random stack who barely knew each other, from communication issues to [nerve] issues playing on a big stage for the first time, I think we can say we have grown a lot. Thanks for the great leadership Kuro. Thank you for bringing us together, making us a team and not giving up on us when things looked grim."

The team came in 7-8th at TI6 after getting seeded into the Lower Bracket after going through the group stage with a disappointing 5-9 game record. While they were able to take wins against Na'Vi and Newbee, they were swept out of the tournament 2-0 by Fnatic in Round 3.

FATA- averaged a 5.6/4.3/9.4 KDA at the event, favoring Mirana, Sven and Death Prophet.

He is the second player to leave the team in as many days, following on the heels of Jesse "JerAx" Vainikka's departure to OG's new roster. He too was a member of Liquid since the 5Jungz days.

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While he says he has no concrete plans for his break, he hopes to return to the scene once he regains his competitive spirit.

"I'm not sure how things are going to be when I decide to engage in competitive play again — will I be able to find a team that I enjoy playing with, a team that becomes successful?" FATA- wrote. "But sometimes such risks have to be taken. I also just want to say thanks for everything all the guys in Liquid have done for me."

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