TaZ will miss a Major tournament for the very first time | News
Polish veteran Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas is set to do something he has never done in his professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive career: he’ll be missing a Valve Major.
Recently competing in the European Minor at the Twickenham Stadium in London, TaZ was representing the Polish roster of Team Kinguin in hopes of reaching the Major in September. However, his squad couldn’t make it any further than the group stage – losing 16-9 to Sprout in a best-of-one and 2-0 in a best-of-three elimination match against Red Reserve.
TaZ up until this point, of course, has attended every single Major event held – and this was with the same line-up in Virtus.pro. He was released from the side in February of this year, and evidently things haven’t got much better for him since then. He has now exited the exclusive club of players who have attended every single Major, which now includes:
- Filip “NEO” Kubski
- Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski
- Paweł “byali” Bieliński
- Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski
- Jesper “JW” Wecksell
- Robin “flusha” Rönnquist
- Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson
- Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer
- Nicolai “device” Reedtz
- Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen
- Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth
- Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko
- Richard “shox” Papillon
Up until TaZ’s departure, Virtus.pro held the longest-standing lineup in CS:GO as they remained together for over four years. Snax, another piece of that puzzle, left the roster last month to join mousesports – leaving NEO, pashaBiceps, and byali as the three members left from the original lineup.