xfl0ud⁠ Drops To Eternal Fire Bench

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xfl0ud⁠ Drops To Eternal Fire Bench

The Turkish outfit benched the rifler for a third time

Yasin “⁠xfl0ud⁠” Koç is leaving the active roster of Eternal Fire after a seven-month stint, marking the end of his third active roster run with the team, according to an announcement made by the organization. The squad's disappointing performance at the BLAST Paris Major Europe RMR B prompted Eternal Fire to make the roster change. 

As a temporary replacement for the 20-year-old rifler, academy talent Ali “⁠Wicadia⁠” Haydar Yalçın will be filling in as a stand-in. The organization, meanwhile, is actively searching for a permanent recruit.

Why Did Eternal Fire Drop xfl0ud⁠?

Eternal Fire have enlisted xfl0ud on three different occasions as a first-team player, starting with his original signing in October 2021. After penning the Eternal Fire contract, ⁠xfl0ud was a part of the active roster for five months before a broken arm sidelined him for a month. He returned to the team after a rehabilitation period, but his time with the team only lasted six months as he was replaced by Ahmet “⁠paz⁠” Karahoca, who re-entered the CSGO scene following a brief Valorant stint, in July.

Following a series of changes within the team, which ultimately resulted in Özgür “⁠woxic⁠” Eker's departure, xfl0ud made his return to the active lineup in October of the previous year. Eternal Fire's most significant accomplishment during xfl0ud's previous tenure was at CCT Central Europe Malta Finals 1, where the Turkish squad won the title by defeating Bad News Eagles in the final. At the Maltese event, xfl0ud's rating averaged a modest 0.98, but he did manage to deliver a match-winning performance against the Kosovar side, helping his team secure the victory.

Despite the CCT Central Europe Malta truimph, Eternal Fire's disappointing 17-20th finish at ESL Pro League Season 17, coupled with their failure to qualify for the Paris Major, has resulted in yet another change in their turbulent history.

Eternal Fire Lineup 

Engin “⁠MAJ3R⁠” Küpeli (Turkey)

Ismailcan “⁠XANTARES⁠” Dörtkardeş (Turkey)

Buğra “⁠Calyx⁠” Arkın (Turkey)

Ömer “⁠imoRR⁠” Karataş (Turkey)

Ali “⁠Wicadia⁠” Haydar Yalçın (Turkey, stand-in)

Sezgin “⁠Fabre⁠” Kalaycı (Turkey, coach)

Yasin “⁠xfl0ud⁠” Koç (Turkey, benched)

xfl0ud⁠ Drops To Eternal Fire Bench
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