These five faces, and Rustun, may find themselves under a new organization for Season 30
With the Vireo.pro organization continuing their rebuilding, Brendan "Stellar" McGarth has announced that the team is currently open to offers as they search for a new home for Season 30.
my MDL team https://t.co/7Y3aE8mEc9 is currently open to all offers to represent an org for the upcoming season. we placed 4th last season of MDL, 5-6th MDL global challenge, 3-4th WESG USA Regional Finals, and 3-4th NSG Eastern Conference Championship. RT's appreciated.— brenden (@stellar_cs) January 9, 2019
As previously announced, the squad is not currently under contract, having lapsed on December 31st, and are therefore no longer officially tied to Vireo.pro. Dust2.us has learned through talking with various players and Vireo.pro management that as Vireo.pro continues to rebuild following the loss of their main source of investment last year, coupled with plans by owner Colin Chan to step down, they have held off on plans to immediately re-sign the team, instead letting them explore other options.
However, these negotiations do not immediately rule out a return to Vireo.pro, as they want to continue with the team if they can find new owners and a sustainable source of investment.
The Vireo.pro roster currently consists of:
- Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue
- Brenden "stellar" McGrath
- Robert "robby" Brown
- Ricky "floppy" Kemery
- Ben "ben1337" Smith
- Rustun "Rustun" Lusk (Coach)
Any interested parties can contact either stellar or floppy, who has also released his own announcement. Although the team's achievements have recently been overshadowed by the organization's exploits, during their tenure at Vireo.pro, the players have made numerous high placing LAN appearances including Fragadelphia, WESG, and more recently the NSG Eastern Conference Championships.
Update: Following the release of this story, the team has since renamed to Win Scrims Not Matches on ESEA, and it appears they have fully cut ties with the Vireo.pro organization as their bio mentions they are now ex-Vireo.pro.