stanislaw steps down from Evil Geniuses at ESL Pro League S14

Evil Geniuses captain Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz announced his decision to temporarily leave the main Evil Geniuses squad on Twitter. He will be replaced by team coach Damien "daps" Steele during ESL Pro League Season 14, which begins for the North American team on August 27.

Jarguz cites insufficient rest during the summer offseason as the main reason for his decision to move to inactivity. The 27-year-old Canadian said he wasn't mentally ready to travel and compete after an exhausting season in Europe amid a coronavirus pandemic.

Stanislaw will spend the next few weeks at home with his family. He'll be back in the lineup for the next tournament after the ESL Pro League, which is the start of the BLAST Premier fall season.

Evil Geniuses will play in Group C in the group stage of EPL S14. Opponents of the representative of North America will be NAVI, FaZe, BIG, mousesports, and fnatic.