Geek Slate has announced that it has parted ways with Jaunuel "Jaunuel" Arcilla, with the player having spent just under two months with the team.
Jaunel leaves Geek Slate after just over a month
Geek Slate made the announcement via its official Twitter account, in which it bid farewell to their "teammate and friend," Januel.
"Your amazing skills in DOTA 2 aside, we'll miss your incredible sense of humor and fun-loving spirit," said Geek Slate. "You brought laughter and joy to our team, and we wish you all the best in your future."
It brings an end to a remarkably short stint for Januel, who joined Geek Slate on March 9 this year, joining to replace the recently-benched player Roger "Roddgeee" Tan - Meaning that he was with the team for just over six weeks.
Still, his time on the Geek Slate roster was hardly a productive one. The team was recently relegated to Division II after finishing the second SEA tour in 7th place. Geek Slate was only able to emerge victorious over a single team throughout the entire tour, having claimed a 2-0 victory over Polaris Esports.
It was quite the fall from grace for the team, who had placed in second place in the first SEA tour, thereby earning a spot at the Lima Major 2023. And while their ultimate performance left much to be desired, with Geek Slate failing to pass the Group Stage, their ranking of 13th - 14th place was nonetheless impressive for a team made up of players attending their first-ever Major.
Geek Slate made some changes to its roster following that relative disappointment at the Lima Major, swapping out Roddgeee for Januel. It seems, however, that the organisation is regretting this change following such a disappointing tour. And while it remains to be seen if Geek Slate will sign a new player to replace Januel, we could very likely be about to see Roddgeee return to the active roster.
Geek Slate's current active roster consists of Rolen "skem" Ong, Joshua "Kokz" Maraño, Nikko "Force" Bilocura and Ravdan "NARMAN" Narmandakh.
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