Yesterday we reported that the European team Elements was set to replace Mike “Wickd” Petersen with Kevin "kev1n" Rubiszewski. We reached out to Elements’ owner, Jacob Toft-Andersen, who officially confirmed that Petersen will no longer be on the starting roster.
In a statement to theScore eSports, Toft-Andersen said that the allegations of stylistic differences were not exactly true, but there was a viewpoint difference between the players.
“We haven't been pleased with our play, in neither wins or losses, and reached a point where powering through no longer seemed to be the best option. There was simply too much frustration and a severe difference of opinion on all levels. Too many cooks spoil the broth.”
Toft-Andersen said that Petersen is currently a substitute for Elements, but stated that he will assist with whatever Petersen decides to do.
“This has all happened very fast and I don't think neither Mike nor myself really knows what is best for the future just yet. We are thinking and talking things over. For now, he's a substitute, but I also fully understand that for a player with Mike's abilities, drive and motivation it isn't enough to be on stand-by, so if he chooses to want to pursue a career elsewhere then that is something I will fully support him in.”
When asked about their newest addition, Toft-Andersen stated that Rubiszewski was always one of the key players pegged when roster additions were discussed.
“Kevin has always been a prime candidate whenever we have talked about possible roster additions. Experience and consistency are two of his key qualities but maybe more importantly a great, positive attitude that can't help but rub off on his surroundings.”