The Polish esports organization decides to end their three-year journey citing a lack of funds
HONORIS co-founder Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas has confirmed that the franchise have ceased their operations. Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas and Filip “NEO” Kubski founded HONORIS in 2020, and recently they ranked 43rd in global rankings, the highest they have ever been since their launch. Financial limitations, however, prevented the team from moving forward.
Thank you #HNRS time for changes.
— TAZ (@g5taz) March 29, 2023
TaZ and NEO used to play for Virtus.pro until the organization dissolved their famous Polish lineup. The duo struggled to find a permanent team afterward and decided to start their own team. Hence, HONORIS was born in 2020. The relentless drive to achieve something on their own terms prompted TaZ and NEO to take the initiative.
HONORIS housed some exciting Polish talents throughout their existence. Kamil “reiko” Cegiełko and TaZ are the only founding members of the roster who stayed with HONORIS from the beginning to the very end. The Polish side became a tier-two stalwart with several ESEA Cash Cup wins. They were irregular in high-profile LAN events, however, as they struggled to make the jump to the upper tier. HONORIS participated in the recently-finished CCT Central Europe Malta Finals, where they finished at the bottom of Group A.
“We hope that we have effectively shared our experience and helped develop the talents of several young players whose careers are now open,” NEO said in a statement. “We have also shown that it is possible to build an organization operating on the principles of fair play – both publicly and internally.”
Why Did HONORIS Stop Operations?
TaZ and NEO revealed that they had been funding HONORIS with their own money. It was an unsustainable strategy, but the duo failed to secure alternate funding sources. They said they always paid the players and staff on time, even though no money was coming in.
HONORIS players and staff will become free agents from April 2023, so they will be able to sign for other teams. TaZ and NEO did not disclose their future plans yet, but they said they will let their fans know once they have something to announce.