It’s very hard for me to say, but after 3 years of presence on the pro scene our StarCraft 2 team is disbanding. Unfortunately from November the 1st FXOpen stop sponsoring our team as well as FXO.KR. From now on Anton “LoWeLy” Plebanovich is going inactive, me and the other players are looking for new teams.
On behalf of my team, I want to thank FXOpen and all our sponsors for their sincere support and professionalism during the last 3 years. I would also like to thank our fans who cheered and supported us in our good and bad times no matter what, you guys are amazing! StarCraft 2 community always was, is and always will be the best gaming community ever, and I am very proud to be part of it!
Life is full of coincidences: in 1 month I would have had a 3-year anniversary since I joined the team, originally “Guild of Imbalance” or just “imba”, which later transformed to “imba.FXOpen”, “FXOpen E-Sports” and, finally, “Na`Vi.FXOpen”. Up to the date, I was the last member who joined the team before FXOpen sponsorship. During last month I was writing an anniversary blog full of cool insights, never released photos and videos I made at different team events and tournaments. However, things have changed, and looks like it will be my last article about the team. I will slightly change it and write the reasons why the team was disbanded and what me and other players are going to do in the nearest future.
After I told the players about the blog I've been working on, they expressed their wish to contribute to the blog and add some of their thoughts on the current situation with the team and StarCraft 2 pro scene in general. The blog will be posted on teamliquid.net in the beginning of next week, stay tuned and thanks for your attention!
Artem “Fairon” Bykov