FURIA Esports Drops Its Apex Legends Roster

14 Dec 2023
Tit Krajnik 14 Dec 2023
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  • On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, FURIA Esports dropped its entire Apex Legends esports roster
  • FURIA is one of many teams to release its ALGS lineup ahead of the next season
  • Nelson "Xeratricky" Medina, Scott "Pandxrz" Maynard, and Mac "Albralelie" Beckwith are now looking for team
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On Wednesday, December 13, FURIA Esports shocked the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) world by suddenly dropping its lineup. The decision sees FURIA step away from the Apex Legends esports scene and Nelson "Xeratricky" Medina, Scott "Pandxrz" Maynard, and Mac "Albralelie" Beckwith entering free agency.

FURIA Esports is not the only team to release its Apex Legends roster ahead of the 2024 season. Less than a week ago, Luminosity Gaming also disbanded its (LG Chivas) lineup, leaving the North American ALGS scene without two of the best teams.

The move came as a shock to many as it seemed like FURIA Esports are set to compete in the 2024 ALGS season. However, while FURIA Esports released its current lineup, some speculate that the Brazilian esports organisation will likely look to sign a new roster for the ALGS Pro League.

This speculation seems like it's true, considering FURIA Esports have kept coach Jamison "Jxmo" Moore, suggesting a new project is likely on the cards.

The reason behind FURIA's decision to release its Apex Legends roster is not publicly known; however, some reports suggest that the three players lacked cohesion and decided to go their separate ways.

The Free Agency Became Much Hotter

Despite getting cut from FURIA, Xeratricky, Pandxrz, and Albralelie likely won't need long to find a new team. While they've failed to help FURIA Esports win any major titles in 2023, all three are hot commodities for teams competing in the ALGS Pro League.

Especially Pandxrz, who is widely considered one of the region's top players with heaps of experience. The 25-year-old has been involved in the Apex Legends scene since 2020, when he joined SolaFide Black, and has later played for Flying Drone, HPS, Team Intel, and Ghost Gaming.

He was a part of the FURIA Esports roster, which placed second at the ALGS: 2022 Championship and while the team didn't win any big events last season, FURIA Esports left a mark with a strong showing at ALGS: 2023 Split 2 Pro League - North America in May.

As for FURIA Esports, the team has plenty of options to choose from ahead of the next season, as many prominent Apex Legends teams have released their rosters. This left several high-profile players without a home and looking for a home which FURIA could provide.

However, as it stands now, FURIA Esports have yet to make a statement about their plans for the future.