OB.Neon has parted ways with its position 4 support Prieme Ejay 'PlayHard-' Maque, ahead of the DOTA2 The International 10 Regional Qualifiers.

/ 15 June 2021

The team announced the departure of the 22-year-old support from the squad after winning the Moon Studio Asian Showdown.

OB.Neon said that the decision was mutual and is thankful for PlayHard-‘s contribution to the team.

“There was a long period of time where PlayHard- was Neon, he was why players wanted to play for us and he was why we won games. PlayHard-‘s instincts to know where his opponents are hiding is unrivaled, and he ranks among one of the most mechanically gifted supports’ that Southeast Asia has ever produced,” Neon Esports Chief Executive Officer, Robert Campbell said in a statement.

“All things come to an end and we have reached a mutual decision to remove PlayHard- from the roster. PlayHard- will always be remembered as a club champion and one of the players that helped the organization get to where it is today,” he added.

PlayHard- played a total of 1515 games with the team, securing a total of two LAN victories and a back-to-back Predator League Philippines Championship.

He first played with the team back in 2018, with his most significant contribution to help the squad secure a  Top 5-6th finish at the One Esports Singapore Major last April.

Meanwhile, PlayHard- has yet to announce his next step with his DOTA2 career.