Mikail "Maikelele" Bill has confirmed that he has been released from his contract with LGB eSports.
The Swedish talent had joined LGB as a stand-in in mid-March with hopes of kick-starting his career after being benched by Ninjas in Pyjamas allegedly due to his lack of top-flight experience.
His first real test with the team came at the start of April at Copenhagen Games, where LGB ended up performing below expectations as they finished 5th-6th following defeats against Team SoloMid and FlipSid3 Tactics.
|Maikelele's stint in LGB was short lived photo hltv.org|
Since the end of the event, speculation had been mounting thatMikail "Maikelele" Bill had been given his marching orders, with his place on the team having been taken by Preben "prb" Gammelsæter in recent online matches.
Bill has now confirmed that he has been released by LGB, citing communication difficulties as the reason his time on the Norwegian team did not live up to expectations.
I was only stand-in and yes I wanted to try it out. But it was hard with the langauge even if norwegian and swedish is similar.— OfficialMaikelele (@MaikeleleCSGO) 23 апреля 2015
I have new big things going on in my career and it'll be amazing, this time putting my soul and heart in it. More info soon, stay tuned<3— OfficialMaikelele (@MaikeleleCSGO) 23 апреля 2015
LGB have yet to comment on this situation and whetherGammelsæter, perhaps the most experienced player in the Norwegian scene, with previous spells in teams like MYM, 4Kings and mousesports, will be handed a long-term deal.
The Norwegian team currently have:
Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel
Håvard "rain" Nygaard
Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad
Pål "Polly" Kammen
Preben "prb" Gammelsæter (stand-in)