tldr at the bottom
I'm going to preface this by saying I'm just making educated guesses here and have access to just as much knowledge as everyone else in this subreddit. I know some of the STK boys lurk here so sorry if any of this is wrong or you think paints you in a bad light. I don't intend for that to be the effect.
Onto the benching, I think this is related to Pentalol's performance in the PGI.s scrims during the period of time when players were quarantining. For those that don't know, when Uncivil came to Korea he tested positive for COVID-19 and had to be moved to a separate facility where he didn't have access to a PC and couldn't participate in scrims. Consequently, Pentalol took his place during the first series of scrims and played out of his mind. He was arguably the best player on STK during those scrims; obviously this can be debated, but he definitely played insanely well.
Combine this with the fact that they benched him due to performance issues and that everyone on STK is within the top 10 in damage means that there is no way the STK boys think Uncivil isn't performing, but that they think Pentalol can perform better than Uncivil. Also another reason to assume this is due to Pentalol's performance and not Uncivil's is because they wouldn't bench Uncivil in the middle of the largest FPS tournament in history without thinking Pentalol gives them the better chance at winning.
I hate to say it, but if Uncivil doesn't get COVID-19 and is able to play in the initial scrims I don't think he gets benched/kicked. There is no way he gets benched because of his performance at PGI.s thus far. The only realistic explanation for getting benched is because Pentalol is the better player and gives them a better chance of winning. If I were a betting man, I'd put a ton of money that Pentalol will be announced as their official permanent 4th member shortly after PGI.s
All this being said, I don't think anyone can blame STK for doing what they did. Millions of dollars are on the line and they're doing what they think will help them win the most money/perform as best as possible. Uncivil is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world and will find another team very quickly. I wish him and his new family nothing but the best and I'll be rooting for him wherever he goes.
If any information in this is wrong please let me know and I'll correct it as soon as possible.
tldr; The STK boys think Pentalol is better and that's why they bench/kicked Uncivil from their team.
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