Runtime part ways with CS:GO roster
The announcement follows a period of inactivity from the team, who had signed with Runtime at the beginning of the year ahead of the CIS Minor leading to IEM Katowice.
Headlined by veteran trio Denis “seized” Kostin, Sergey “starix” Ischuk and Dmitry “hooch” Bogdanov, the team traveled to the Minor with high expectations surrounding them but were one of the first to be eliminated following losses to Winstrike and pro100.
hooch and company no longer represent Runtime
Lackluster results persisted after the return from Katowice, as the team’s showing in the first European open qualifier for IEM Sydney saw a round of 32 exit following a loss to MIXSQUAD.
According to Runtime, the team’s contracts expired on March 15, leaving the following players free to commit to other organisations:
As the contracts with our CS:GO team ran out on Friday 15th, we need to announce going separate ways in the future.
We are grateful for the cooperation with Denis, Sergii, Oleksandr, Nikolay, Dmitry, and Vadim and wish them all the best for their future career.#RuntimeGG pic.twitter.com/tHtVrq1G2y
— Runtime.gg (@RuntimeGG) March 19, 2019