The Counter-Strike roster of Fragsters is in turmoil right now as one of their star players has announced his temporary retirement from the game. Lucas “Bubski” Andersen will seek time off Fragsters and off Counter Strike Global Offensive due to personal reasons. The player recently was unable to handle the stress of playing CS: GO at a competitive level. He was unable to play alongside the team for Dreamhack Atlanta. Kevin “HS” Tarn was the stand-in for the team at the event.
I have some bad news, one of our players wont be able to attend the event, Dreamhack Atlanta, due to serious medical issues. We therefore look for possible stand-in on a short notice, Danish, Swedish or even NA. If you're interested DM me
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— Ismail Ali (@refrezhCS) November 15, 2018
Unfortunately for the team, they lost to Team Vitality as well as Rogue Gaming in the Group stage itself. It was not an unexpected result especially with Bubski’s absence from the team. In a detailed statement on Twitter, Lucas mentions how his pro career is affecting his health. Having a panic attack was the event that prompted him to put his career on a pause.
Around 1 year ago I teamed up with the awesome Fragsters guys. We were 5 guys with a dream of becoming full-time professionals. We managed to do way better than anyone would have expected. And things went fast, from being a part-time occupation it became my full-time job within 3 months. This was both an amazing thing and negative for me. I was always a really nervous and quiet person. All this pro-life with flying and a lot of pressure, many practice hours, lack of seeing my IRL friends. introduced many medical and psychological problems into my brain. Up to events, even 30 days before I could barely sleep and relax properly, constantly being stressed out took hard on me, and made me a much worse version of myself. And yesterday/ today myself I couldn’t do this any longer. Had a really bad panic attack today with drowsiness, fatigue and difficulty breathing and almost passing out. And that was really the final nail in the coffin, to put my CS career at a pause. I need to look at my own health before going further, I don’t know if I’m gonna retire or come back to CS when I’m in a more healthy state. I still have a drive for the game, so coming back to Prof CS is not unlikely when I fixed my personal and medical issues. But as things are right now I’m probably not gonna play serious CS for a while.
Fragsters part ways with Bubski
The player announced on Twitter that he will take a break from CS: GO and leave Fragsters. The team’s performance was definitely affected by the players’ absence. However, health does come before any player’s career. The player should always take care of his health over his professional career and that is exactly what Bubski is doing.
After abit of thinking and reflecting i've come to the conclusion to leave the Fragsters team. I've got some personal things to work on first, and there was some team issues that never would've worked in the long run either. I will take some time off and find new team in 2019 😀
— Bubzkji (@Bubzkji) November 20, 2018
With this announcement, Fragsters is down to just four members. Their current roster is as follows:
- Martin “stavn” Lund
- Jacob “dragonfly” Lund
- Nicolai “torben” Amorim
- Ismail “refrezh” Ali
The European Minor Closed qualifier starts in just a few weeks. The players are now looking for a new organisation to represent.