ptr took a break to consider his options
Test Takers have picked up former Dignitas duo Peter "ptr" Gurney and Josh "shinobi" Abastado to replace Matthew "no_one" Congdon and Ben "ben1337" Smith, according to a tweet from Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce late Thursday night. The team's ESEA page and links have also been updated to reflect the change.
ptr and shinobi have both been on the sidelines since Dignitas parted ways with it's male CS:GO team just prior to the start of MDL Season 29. Back then, ptr told Dust2.us that he "didn't feel confident in the lineup that [they] were putting together", but still wished that they could have worked something out. shinobi was the coach of Dignitas before the departure of Gage "Infinite" Green from the lineup, leading to a wake of internal differences and shinobi's return.
no_one has been a part of the squad since the start of Season 29, while ben1337 only just rejoined the roster towards the end of the season after playing the first two games. Both players will have time to find new homes as MDL has drawn to a close, but with upcoming qualifiers it is unlikely they will remain teamless for long.
Test Takers is now:
- Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce
- Tyson "TenZ" Ngo
- Jeff "REZU" Ngo
- Peter "ptr" Gurney
- Josh "shinobi" Abastado
The Test Takers roster will likely make their first appearance in the fourth Americas Minor open qualifier, set to kick off on November 26th.