Elias “Sealkid” Merta has parted ways with Steak Gaming. The news came earlier today from Sealkid, on Twitter. Steak Gaming was one of several teams created in time for the Shanghai Major registration, in early December. Future plans or current status of the team have not been revealed as of yet.
I will take a break from gaming, to see what the future holds.
— Elias Merta (@Sealkid1) January 29, 2016
Elias “Sealkid” Merta has revealed via twitter that he was stepping away from Steak Gaming. According to the Swedish support player, he will wait and see what the future holds and has not disclosed any specific plans.
Steak Gaming has not responded nor announced any replacements or the future plans for the team.
SealKid was part of Ninjas in Pyjamas from January 2015 until November 2015 when the team was dissolved upon parting ways with the organization.
The team was created in time to register for the upcoming Shanghai Major. Troels “syndereN” Nielsen has announced he had a roster to compete with and would be taking a step back from the desk and focusing on competing. He was joined by known players Adrian “Era” Kryeziu, Elias “Sealkid” Merta, Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas and Trent
According to syndereN, in an interview with Dotablast, Steak Gaming was looking to “be considered for a direct invite” to TI6 as they were planning on working hard to grow and develop in the months leading to the event.
The team struggled to advance in the Shanghai Open Qualifiers, making an early exit after being defeated by Samurai Champloo in Round of 256.
The team since then had taken 7-8th place in both the MDL Winter 2015 European Qualifiers and in Hitbox Elite Cup.
syndereN has just secured his visa to travel to China as one of the talents being featured in the Shanghai Major.
Steak Gaming roster
Troels “syndereN” Nielsen
Adrian “Era” Kryeziu
Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas
Trent “sLicKz” Tucker