Misfits—who recently signed a deal with the Miami Heat—announced their acquisition of the former organization, Team SoloMid Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Team SoloMid recently announced that they would disband their CS:GO roster. The deal between Misfits and TSM was mediated by Chris “HuK” Loranger of Evil Geniuses.

The roster will remain the same under the Misfits brand. Sean “sgares” Gares, Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan, Hunter “SicK” Mims, Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken, and Skyler “Relyks” Weaver recently qualified for the ESL Pro League Season 4.

The CS:GO team formed in 2016 left Team SoloMid after major disagreements between the two parties.

Gares—the team’s in-game leader—disagreed with the Professional eSports Association’s plans to pull all its teams, including SoloMid, from the ESL Pro League. Gares publicly criticized this move and published his opinions in an open letter backed by dozens of eSports players. The letter, which Gares later described as “stand up for ourselves as players,” was then widely published throughout the eSports news circle.

SoloMid owner, Andy “Reginald” Dinh felt that the public expression of discontent with the eSports world and with the PEA was not in the best interest of the team.

In a heated debate over text message that was later published by Gares on Twitter, the team leader was terminated via text message over the dispute.

The decision to withdraw the team from the Pro League would later fail in a unanimous vote by the players. Dinh—who received harsh criticism from some members of the eSports community—claimed that his relationship with the players was “tarnished” throughout the ordeal.

According to TSM, the rest of the team wanted to continue to play with Gares after his termination from the organization. Following Gares’ departure, the remainder of the team followed suit.

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