ruin has stepped down from Excelerate
Corey "ruin" Hartog's time on Excelerate has come to an end, Dust2.us has learned.
The coach has been with the team since the end of July, linking up with the squad shortly after they were signed by the organization. ruin cites no ill-will towards his former teammates, telling Dust2.us that he "felt it was too much of a time commitment" and that he does not intend to search for a new team at this time.
Before hopping on board with Excelerate, ruin coached the original Swole Patrol roster during MDL Season 27 before moving on to Gorilla Gang for Season 28. Ironically, ruin parted ways with Gorilla Gang as he was no longer willing to coach for free after his experience on Swole Patrol, but that roster has now been acquired by Singularity along with coach Jared "MAC-1" Schneider.
Excelerate are currently 6-4 in MDL Season 2, having picked up wins over Blight, ETHEREAL, VAULT, and Forty Six and 2. Narrow losses to some of the league's top dogs — including Infamous and Spacestation — puts their chances of making playoffs this season in jeopardy as some of their more arduous matchups against the likes of Swole Patrol and Singularity still await.
This leaves Excelerate's roster with:
- Jonathan "djay" Dallal
- Michael "agM" Abood
- Keanu "DaneJoris" Reyes
- Casey "SideStep" Hartzler
- Jimmy "Nurfed" McFadden
Excelerate are slated to go up against Spacestation for MDL later tonight, with their match set to kick off on DarfMike's Twitch channel at 10 PM EDT.