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Sico Leaves Grayhound Gaming

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11 Dec 2023
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  • On Monday, December 11, 2023, Grayhound announced the departure of Simon "Sico" Williams
  • With that, the 29-year-old ended his five-year-long stint with the Australian Counter-Strike team
  • Sico has competed under several iterations of the roster, which competed under Grayhound, Renegades, and ORDER
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Simon "Sico" Williams (credit: via hltv.org)
On Monday, December 11, Simon "Sico" Williams parted ways with Grayhound, the Australian esports organisation announced. Grayhound have yet to reveal who will replace Sico; however, we should get a name by the end of the week.

The 29-year-old New Zealander officially left Grayhound Gaming on Monday, December 11, ending his nearly five-year-long stint with the Australian-majority Counter-Strike roster. Sico was a part of several iteration od the roster, which competed under three teams, including ORDER, Renegades, and Grayhound and has established himself as a legend in the region.


Throughout the five years, Sico and the team around him maintained the status of the strongest Oceanic Counter-Strike team, dominating the local competitive scene and even earning spots at some of the biggest international events. That includes five Major appearances since StarLadder Berlin in 2019.

Unfortunately, the team’s dominance domestically never translated to the international stage. Despite reaching five consecutive Majors, Sico and co. never placed higher than top 19, including two 17th-19th-place finishes in Berlin and at BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 in May 2023.

One Of The Most Accomplished Players In The Region


Despite his lack of accomplishments internationally, Sico was one of the best players in the region. He posted some of the best individual performances early into his tenure; however, his stats dropped since his transition to an AWP and in-game leader position.


With ORDER, Sico averaged a 1.27 rating and 1.22 with his first stint with Grayhound; however, he saw his rating drop to 1.10 during his time at Renegades. Sico’s individual rating dropped further during his short stay at ORDER in June-August, when he averaged 1.05, and he held a 0.96 average rating during his stay at Grayhound.

Sico has yet to reveal what his plans for the future are. However, according to his Twitter post, Sico is ready to re-enter the CS competitive scene, preferably as an AWPer.

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