koga will replace the recently mutinied Bl4ckiice
Dion "Bl4ckiice" Mckenzie is set to be mutinied from the Masked ESEA roster and replaced by Hunter "koga" Allen, according to a tweet by Alexander "zander" Diaz. koga's departure from slashLEVEL leaves the team with a four-man active roster, although with eight paid members, the team will have no trouble fielding players while they look for a fifth.
Due to zander leaving the team's roster due to issues with Bl4ckiice and receiving a one week ban from a Rank G conduct violation, Masked will be forced to field David "Delta9" Shafer, with zander set to return to the roster next week.
I got banned for a week so I won't be able to play our matches this week, since I left the roster - Delta9 will be subbing for me during this week --- so our roster will be me,koga,swisher, leaf, and hunter after this week.— Alex (@zanzCSGO) February 5, 2019
When reached out to by Dust2.us, zander revealed that he left the roster after "internal problems built up", going on to say that both Swisher and leaf intended to leave the team alongside zander.
As he was unwilling to play with Bl4ckiice, zander and the remaining Masked players agreed to ask Bl4ckiice for control of the roster, or mutiny if needed. This was confirmed publicly by zander in a Twitter reply to ESEA's Zyrus "Osodank" Bechstein, with Joshua "Hunter" Madore recently taking over as the roster's leader.
This leaves Masked with the following roster:
- Joshua "Hunter" Madore
- Mike "Swisher" Schmid
- Nathan "leaf" Orf
- Alexander "zander" Diaz
- Hunter "koga" Allen
Masked are set to play against Legacy later today, fielding Delta9 temporarily in place of zander.