Fnatic Academy have parted ways with Aleksandar “jayzaR” Zarkovic citing a difference in playstyle, the team announced Thursday.
“He is of course a very skilled sniper and did a great job for us, but unfortunately it hasn’t worked out in the end,” the team’s coach Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson said in their statement. “Though our differences in approach have hindered us from moving forward, we say goodbye to each other as friends and wish JayzaR all the best for the future.”
The roster change comes as a bit of a surprise considering JayzaR is currently the team’s highest rated player over the past three months. But the orgnization believes the vast difference in playstyle hindered the growth of the team and JayzaR himself.
“A large part of this project however was to bring promising players to the peak of their potential,” Fnatic’s statement reads. “Unfortunately, the style that JayzaR brings, while being effective, differs from that of the rest of the team, so keeping the two parties together starts to hinder the progress of both.”
With jayzaR, Fnatic Academy won ESEA Main Season 23 to qualify for the next season of the Mountain Dew League and they also placed first at China Top 2016 over South Korea’s MVP Project.
Fnatic Academy will make their first premier LAN appearance at DreamHack Leipzig 2017, which will take place Jan. 13-15, with David “Jayzwalkingz” Kempner acting the team’s stand in.
Jayzwalkingz was formerly part of Crowns Esports Club, the team that notably eliminated the former Echo Fox roster from the ESEA Season 22 Global Premier Challenge during the semifinals.