Just a matter of days before the Oceania Spring Series, Decka leaves reigning RLCS champions, Ground Zero, in a shock turn of events.
Ground Zero Gaming are currently reigning champions in the 2020 Rocket League Oceanic Championships (previously the RLCS OCE qualifiers), but Ground Zero Gaming’s roster has undergone changes as Alex “Decka” Tsoutsouras has departed.
After Ground Zero completely dominated the RLCS OCE, winning the biggest prize pool that RLCS OCE has seen before, Decko’s departure comes as a huge shock to what seemed the perfect winning formula.
This news comes just a couple of days before the Oceania Spring Series, as Decka is due to line up with Cringe Society, alongside Drippay and Torsos. Heading in the other direction, Spydodge is set to be Ground Zero’s third man, in what appears to be a straight swap.
Since joining GZ, Decka has been an integral part of their success and formed a partnership of three seasons with now ex-teammate Tom “Julz” Jullienne. Ground Zero acquired Jonathan “Express” Slade, the third member of last season’s GZ roster, earlier this year, hinting that GZ has some underlying roster instability issues which could be their downfall in the future. After three seasons of seeing Decka and Julz work together, GZ fans are left with an uncertain future, with their roster undergoing such change. Express joined GZ and hit the ground running, proving very successful, but finding a replacement for Decka may prove much more difficult.
Express and Decka were also ranked first and second on the ‘Clutch Playmaker’ accolade, meaning Cringe Society have landed the second most creative player in the league at this current time.
Cringe Society finished third last year after falling to Fury in the Losers’ final, but in a league with such small margins for error and a very even skill-base, Decka’s influence will certainly be missed by Ground Zero, and be an asset that could boost CS to the top team in the league if he stays there for Season 10.
You can watch how Decka and Cringe Society perform at the Oceania Spring Series on May 2nd live on the official Rocket League Twitch Channel as they start off against the Canberra Havoc.
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