posted by Abelle,
need to find a new captain/5 player, Saksa has decided he wants to take a break from dota for a while.— Maurice Gutmann (@KheZzu_) September 24, 2017
On Sept 24, Era announced that No Diggity had gone their seperate ways, but that he would be sticking together with Simon 'Handsken' Haag and Jonas 'jonassomfan' Lindholm to find a new five man roster. This means that both Troels 'syndereN' Nielsen and Anas 'MagE-' Hirzalla are off the squad.
On the same day, Maurice 'KheZu' Gutmann and Omar 'w33haa' Aliwi tweeted that their team was short a captain and that they were on the lookout for a new one.
No Diggity hadn't made any appearances in Closed Qualifiers so far this season. MidOrFeed had been directly invited to the ESL One Hamburg 2017 EU Regional Qualifier and beat both Team Singularity* and Double Dimension* to advance to the Semifinal round, but lost to Team Secret and were eliminated.
Saksa later posted to Twitlonger to apologize and explain that his reason for leaving was due to burnout, adding that he plans to return to the pro scene later this competitive season.
Was considering taking a break post TI since lately I feel burned out but i changed my mind last minute.I (cont) https://t.co/LXJlOQRz2S— Saksa (@Saksadota) September 25, 2017
There hasn't been any confirmation of Saksa's replacement yet, but there are rumours that syndereN could take his place. As both a position five support player and experienced captain, he would certainly fit the role that MoF are looking for.
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