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Stk and Kizi leave FURIA Esports two days before LATAM SI 2023 Closed Qualifier

Stk and Kizi have parted ways with FURIA Esports.

Image: Ubisoft/Michal Konkol

Willian "Stk" da Costa yesterday announced his departure from FURIA Esports, after he was moved to the team's bench. The player is currently "open to new roster proposals", according to his announcement on Twitter.

Furthermore, the Brazilian expressed his feelings about the move in his TwitLonger.

"This departure is a surprise for me, not only for the performances I thought I was having both individually and collectively, but also for what I was being told," he said. "I was in the peak of my level since my arrival to the team, and I was feeling great with my current situation."

Stk arrived at FURIA after playing the previous season with Santos e-Sports. Since his arrival, Stk has been FURIA's second entry player alongside Diogo "Fntzy" Lima, and had SiegeGG Ratings of 0.99, 0.96, and 1.07 in Stages One, Two, and Three, respectively.

With Stk, FURIA qualified for the first two Six Majors of the year. Their best result was a quarter-finals exit at the Six Berlin Major.

After FURIA Esports missed out on the Six Jönköping Major, though, the team was consigned to also miss out on the Global Standings' Top 16. As such, they were forced to compete in the SI 2023 LATAM Closed Qualifier to stand a chance at a third Six Invitational appearance.

Minutes after Stk's tweet, FURIA Esports' coach Luiz "Kizi" Carlos also announced his departure from the roster. He joined the organization in 2021 as an assistant coach of Marlon "Twister" Mello and took the role of Head Coach after Julio "JULIO" Giacomelli's departure following the conclusion of the Six Berlin Major.

Now, FURIA Esports have two days to unveil their new roster, as the Brazilian's next match will be on Friday, Jan. 13, against Team Cruelty.

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