Hendrik “strux1” Goetzendorff has announced that he has stepped down from PENTA Sports’ active roster.

In a Facebook post, the 24-year-old hinted at taking a break from professional gaming by saying that he will “focus on other things for now”.

With Hendrik “strux1” Goetzendorff’s exit, PENTA are now on the lookout for two new players after losing Timo “Spiidi” Richter to mousesports last month.

strux1 leaves PENTA

The instability in PENTA’s squad certainly comes as a surprise to some of the team’s fans. The German side missed the latest two majors but still finished 2015 on a high note, winning ESL Meisterschaft Winter after beating KILLERFISH in the grand final.

“I will not play for PENTA in 2016,” Goetzendorff wrote. “Looking back, 2015 was a great year for PENTA and it had a great ending with the EPS title.

“Anyway, I will focus on other things for now. Thank you for your support!”

PENTA have not yet commented on the future of their CS:GO section. David “Davidp” Prince and Mike “mikeS” Tuns are playing for the team in the online qualifiers for the European Minor, which could mean that PENTA are flirting with the idea of signing players from outside Germany.

The German team currently have:

Kevin “kRYSTAL” Amend
Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz
Tahsin “tahsiN” Broschk

Source: HLTV.org