Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf will cut his Quest Esports tenure short following a contract dispute
Quest Esports have made a significant announcement ahead of the Riyadh Masters 2023 by revealing the departure of their offlaner, Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf. Despite ATF's exceptional performance in the Bali Major 2023, the team has decided to part ways with him due to contractual disputes. ATF, who was initially loaned from Nigma Galaxy in May 2023, is currently not an active member of the Quest Esports roster.
We regret to inform you that, due to contractual issues, Ammar al Assaf (ATF) @AmmarAlassaf6 will no longer be part of the Quest Esports team. We extend our gratitude to Ammar for his invaluable contribution to the team's development. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to… pic.twitter.com/CiENjrzfF0
— Quest Esports (@questesports_) July 15, 2023
In light of this situation, Quest Esports find themselves in the position of requiring a new stand-in or replacement player for their roster, as they gear up for the challenges of the Riyadh Masters 2023 and The International 2023 Western European Qualifiers.
ATF Leaves Quest: What Went Wrong?
Quest Esports' decision to let ATF go has sparked surprise and speculation within the esports community, given his remarkable performance for the Western European side. ATF played a pivotal role in elevating the team's gameplay to new heights during the Bali Major, resulting in an impressive Top 4 finish. Contractual issues, nevertheless,have overshadowed these achievements, ultimately forcing the organization to make a difficult choice.
Quest Esports took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the situation, recognizing ATF's substantial contributions to the team's growth and expressing gratitude for the time he devoted to them. Despite their best efforts, the organization expressed regret over their inability to resolve the differences between the two parties during negotiation, ultimately resulting in this unfortunate outcome.
With the Riyadh Masters 2023 set to begin on July 19, Quest Esports now need to address the challenge of securing a suitable replacement or stand-in for their offlaner position. The Western European side have the opportunity to explore potential signings from a pool of talented offlane players, including Roman “Resolut1on” Fomynok and Tobias “Tobi” Buchner, who are currently free agents.
It's worth mentioning that Quest Esports have also recently severed ties with their coach, Alexander “Accell” Litvienko. Fans are keen to see how these changes will shape the team moving forward.
Quest Current Lineup
- Aybek “TA2000” Tokayev
- Tony “No!ob” Assaf
- Omar “OmaR” Moughrabi
- Oleh “kaori” Medvedok