pauLy returns to MDL after a 7 season absence
Giovanni "Fighter" Leo and Daniel "impsta" Whaley are set to compete in Season 28 of ESEA's MDL alongside Julian "jae" Leaveau and Paul "pauLy" Guerboyan. The four players will fill BlackOut's slot in MDL following Alex "aproto" Protopapas departure from the team to join Gorilla Gang, ending BlackOut's attempt to rebuild a roster around him.
Both Fighter and impsta intend to take the season less seriously, playing more for fun following impsta obtaining a degree and starting work in the near future, not to mention impending nuptials. As there will be no Global Challenge to culminate the end of S28, the team will have an easier time of things while teams await the next qualification season.
Regarding the teams future, I get my degree in May and start working this summer so I won't be able to justify spending so much time playing CS for the amount of money involved in MDL, so as of now the plan is to play next season for fun w/ my boy @Fighter2Strong— Daniel 'impsta' W. (@impstaCS) April 6, 2018
pauLy's last premier stint was brief, playing five maps for Luminosity in season 21 while simultaneously competing on an Intermediate team. He's been seen playing in Main and Intermediate ever since, with his most recent Main appearance seeing his team Carpe Noctem falling to Bravado in the quarterfinals of Main playoffs.
jae also plyed his trade for Carpe Noctem, and will make his first MDL appearance following three consecutive seasons of making playoffs in Open and Main.
ex-BlackOut's roster is now:
- Daniel "impsta" Whaley
- Giovanni "Fighter" Leo
- Paul "pauLy" Guerboyan
- Julian "jae" Leaveau