Orange leaves Team Archon

by theScore Staff Jun 3 2016
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Swedish player Jon "Orange" Westberg is leaving Team Archon citing different priorities than the team, according to a report by The Daily Dot's Callum Leslie.

"I'm leaving the team simply because myself and the team want to go in different directions, and that's totally cool. I want to wish them luck and hope they have every success," Orange told The Daily Dot.

"They took me from an up and coming player to a recognisable player in Europe, and allowed me to compete in tournaments all over the world. I wouldn't be where I am today without the help of Amaz, Backspace, and everyone else involved."

Orange is not the first player to leave the team in recent months. Most recently James "Firebat" Kostesich left the team in February while Ryan "Purple" Murphy-Root left in August, and Sebastian "Xixo" Bentert's release from Archon was confirmed at the same time.

Orange previously played with Team Darkstar before he joined Team Archon in March 2015.

Orange was most recently eliminated in the Round of 16 at DreamHack Austin 2016 after a 3-2 loss to Chinese player Payton.

Orange tells The Daily Dot that he's already in talks with other potential teams.

Will Alcopra is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.