Timado has been replaced by Resolution on VGJ.Storm, a move that is being partially credited to the difficulty of the visa process for someone with Timado's citizenship by the team.
Full statement below :
VGJ.Storm is making a roster change before our trips to Thailand and China. The bad timing of an uncertain and packed tournament schedule alongside Timado’s citizenship and visa process has played a large part in our difficult decision to replace him. Enzo Timado Gianoli played an instrumental role in qualifying for our next two tournaments for which he will be compensated appropriately. We’d like to thank him for his time and his hard work. We wish him the best and we will continue to support his growth as a player.
In his place, we’d like to welcome Roman Resolut1on Fominok to the team. Roman is a seasoned and accomplished professional and we look forward to going to battle with him.
Here’s a word from our Team Director, Jack KBBQ Chen:
This is obviously a really tough situation for a promising young player. Though we had discussed this possibility with Timado, he showed maturity beyond his years in continuing to compete to his fullest ability throughout recent qualifiers, even though he couldn’t be with the team at bootcamp. Thankfully, the difficulties of his situation will also be resolved in the next few months.
We’re of course excited that Roman will be joining the team. He’s a driven, relentless competitor who has proven himself at a highest levels time and again in different situations, and the upside is high.
Thank you for your support, and you can catch VGJ.Storm playing in ESL Birmingham qualifiers next week.