The French team is putting its assistance coach on the active roster for the remainder of the VCT
Karmine Corp has announced the sudden departure of Alexis “Newzera” Humbert from the active roster. Ahmed “ZE1SH” El Sheikh, the assistant coach for the team, will take his spot for the remainder of the 2023 VCT EMEA League. Since no team can make any roster changes before the Champions this year, this French organization will have to do with what they have!
— Karmine Corp ENG (@KarmineCorpENG) April 19, 2023
Newzera had the Initiator role for the roster. After his departure, Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom announced that he will be stepping down from the IGL role. In a Tweet, ScreaM confirmed that ZE1SH would pick up the IGL role for their next games.
Voici la raison de mon tweet ce matin… ⁰⁰Mon frère et moi vivons encore ce moment où un de nos coéquipiers abandonne l’équipe au sein d’une compétition (Liquid). Aujourd’hui on rencontre beaucoup de difficultés en interne et honnêtement je crois que c’est la première fois dans… https://t.co/Zftz5pkgYh
— KC ScreaM 🇲🇦 (@ScreaM_) April 19, 2023
Newzera “Abandoned” Karmine Corp?
Credit: Karmine Corp
While the reason for Newzera leaving the active roster is still unknown, it comes as a shock since he has emptied the Initiator spot of the team not even halfway into the VCT. Following this news, ScreaM asked for support from his fans on Twitter, mentioning, “My brother and I still live this moment when one of our teammates abandons the team within a competition.”
With Newzera on the roster, KC has only won a single series throughout the VCT. The team’s recent sloppy performance has received a lot of criticism, some even claiming Karmine Corp to be “the worst EMEA team.”
What’s Next for KC?
Karmine Corp will be facing NAVI with a new IGL on the team this Friday. It will take a lot of adjustment for the roster to get back on its feet. With this recent change, the current squad of KC consists of the following:
- Ahmed “ZE1SH” El Sheikh
- Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom
- Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom
- Ryad “Shin” Ensaad
- Alexandre “xms” Forté
- Arthur “pm” Guillermet – Head Coach