onGamers reported on Team Dignitas' removal of Steven 'Korok' Ashworth from their Dota 2 division yesterday. Following our post, Team Dignitas' Managing Director Michael 'ODEE' O'Dell reached out to us via Twitter, remarking that he could shed further light on the decision to cut Ashworth if we reached out to him.
When contacted O'dell explained:
“[Korok is] only the fourth player in ten years to be kicked in effect, his attitude sucked. Fair enough if he has real life school stuff but he failed to let us know in good time he couldn’t go to Korea. Then after numerous attempts to contact him he failed to respond to our management tonight stating he was busy.
We decided to kick him from our organization. He not only let us down, but worst of all his own teammates which is f****** out of order.”
When asked if the friction was solely from Nexon Invitational Super Match (in Korea) preparations, Odee replied:
“Korea is one major problem. Failure to communicate with our management is another. And the apathy of response when quizzed sealed his fate.”
Earlier today Dignitas has to forfeit their Dota 2 League match against Fnatic. The league's caster Aaron 'Ayesee' Chambers cited roster issues as the reason.
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