Decay, coach Aero leave Dallas Fuel

Jang "Decay" Gui-un is a free agent after the Dallas Fuel announced they are releasing the DPS player from the remainder of his contract. Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

The Dallas Fuel announced Monday that they have released flex DPS player Jang "Decay" Gui-un from his contract, and coach Aaron "Aero" Atkins announced his departure from the organization hours later.

In a Twitter statement following Decay's release, the organization noted, "Our management is focused on evaluating changes and building a cohesive team that will be positioned for future success."

Mike "Hastr0" Rufail, the owner of the Dallas Fuel, and Envy Gaming, the team's parent company, posted a series of tweets offering further insight.

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"Decay is obviously a great player," Hastr0 said, "but he didn't fit into our team and didn't want to cooperate with the goals of our staff. We just can't keep someone like that around. We wish him the best and hope he can find a place where his talent fits. When a player refuses to practice, it is time for us to move on and give our players their best shot."

Decay was with the Fuel for the entirety of the 2020 season thus far, including participation in the May Melee and Summer Showdown regular-season tournaments. He was a member of the Los Angeles Gladiators in Season 2.

The news follows the departure of DPS Zachary "ZachaREEE" Lombardo, who left the team in June to pursue a career in VALORANT. Lombardo has since signed with FaZe Clan.

Aero, who has worked with the team since 2018, left the organization Monday along with assistant coach Louis "Tikatee" Lebel-Wong, who was also released.

Tikatee said in a statement that he did not choose to leave the team.

"I've coached many players and have worked with multiple teams," Aero said on Twitter. "I've won big tournaments and I've been on crazy loss streaks. I've celebrated players who've accomplished great things and I've hugged players that are feeling the pressures of life and esports. Through all of the ups and downs I've always tried to learn, grow, and make the best decisions I can for all the players and staff I'm responsible for. Sometimes I make good ones, sometimes I make bad ones."