Koosta returns to the Pro League
Two weeks after the departure of Braxton "swag" Pierce and Keven "AZK" Lariviere from Torqued, Ghost has confirmed the remaining trio of the North American MDL team have signed with Ghost Gaming, confirming our previous reports.
As we had previously reported, the remaining players of Torqued, including their coach James "JamezIRL" Macaulay, will join Matthew "Wardell" Bowman and Yassine "Subroza" Taofik, with Ghost benching Sebastian "seb" Bucki and in-game leader Andy "vSa" Xu to accomodate for the new players.
With these changes, Ghost Gaming’s newly torqued roster is:
- Matthew "Wardell" Bowman
- Yassine "Subroza" Taofik
- Matt "Pollo" Wilson
- Joshua "steel" Nissan
- Kenneth "koosta" Suen
- James "JamezIRL" Macaulay (Coach)
As the new roster retains the core of Torqued, Ghost Gaming will inherit the team’s spot at ESL One: Belo Horizonte, which will be the new roster’s first event. Torqued had previously qualified for the event through the North American qualifier, beating other Pro League teams such as NRG, Rogue, and compLexity. The roster will have their work cut out for them in Brazil, with their first matchup of the event being against FaZe.
The team will later participate in ESL Pro League Season 8, with Ghost Gaming retaining their spot after edging out a 9th place finish in the previous season. As well as being the first season of Pro League for steel and Pollo, koosta returns to the professional league, having played in seasons prior with Enemy, Liquid, and CLG.
The MDL spot previously owned by Torqued is being used by swag and AZK, with the duo forming a team to participate in the league after their departure from the main squad.