Tugux leaves Space Soldiers

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Tugux leaves Space Soldiers

Tugay Keskin , or Tugux as he is more popularly known has announced that he will be leaving Space Soldiers effective immediately. The decision comes in light of some disagreements within the team. Tugux has been an important player in the Turkish scene. Tugux who was a part of the original team that called themselves Space Soldiers has been a part of the team since its inception on 17th January 2015.


This news follows the disappointing performance by Space Soldiers at the Eleague Major Qualifier. They were able to secure the 4th position behind the likes of Godsent, Hellraisers and Epsilon. There has been arguments and general disarray within the team following the loss. In a statement to HLTV, Tugux said that he will be taking a break for now before taking a decision on the future. He has been extremely polite towards Space Soldiers and has clearly hinted at a feud towards the younger players in the team.

“After we could not get into the Major qualifier, I had some disagreements with one of the other players and, after that, I decided to leave the team,” he said.

“I had a meeting with our management, they understood my request and accepted it.

“This has nothing to do with my individual performances as I sacrificed myself for the team and did many things for our young players to be able to play the way they wanted to. As such, it was, in my opinion, normal that I had worse numbers than I used to have.

“I am happy that we have achieved so many things for the Turkish scene as we started from zero, and I am sure that we will be able to achieve much more. There are only small things missing for the team to become even better.

“I will take a little break and then decide what to do. I would like to thank our CEO and founder, Bünyamin Aydin, for all his support, belief and vision. And I would also like to thank the management for their great job and our team manager and coach Canpolat “hardstyle” Yildiran, who kept the team together in tough situations and is a mentor.

“Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who has been supporting me. I had great moments during my time on Space Soldiers.”


The most recent LAN that the 25 year old German played in was at the ESWC 2016 LAN event where Space Soldiers placed 3rd.

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