A flurry of MDL personnel changes were announced yesterday, seeing two teams add veteran coaches, one team swap players, and one player announcing his intentions to step down.
First up, Josh "shinobi" Abastado, formerly of Riot Squad, has linked up with Monstars "until he gets a salaried offer."
Went 1-1 tonight. Lost to @LiViDGG on nuke. Won vs Rap Gang on inferno.— tex (@texerino) October 4, 2019
2-3 on the season -
@shinobiCSGO will be helping us until he gets a salaried offer.
With the addition, Monstars are:
- Ian "tex" Botsch
- Alex "aproto" Protopapas
- Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce
- Shawn "witmer" Taylor
- Nick "alter" Jackson
- Josh "shinobi" Abastado (Coach)
shinobi's first outtings with the team were a mixed bag, as they went 1-1 in MDL last night with a loss to LiViD and win over Rap Gang.
Divine have also bolstered their ranks with the addition of veteran player Corey "flashstep" Parks.
- Joshua "Hunter" Madore
- Alex "zander" Diaz
- Erik "bul" Penny
- Tyler "tweiss" Weiss
- Daniel "roca" Gustaferri
- Corey "flashstep" Parks (Coach)
flashstep comes to Divine from iNTACT, who he had only joined in late September. The move comes after Divine in-game leader Alex "zander" Diaz had stated that the team were looking for coaching help due to Sean "ashen" Yang being occupied with school.
In the first move involving player changes, MAC-51 will be moving forward with Rahul "curry" Nemani in place of Kiyota "guin" Guilherme Tadashi de Loundres.
MAC-51 are now:
- Brenden "stellar" McGrath
- Robert "robby" Brown
- Brady "thief" Dever
- Chris "riku" Piasecki
- Rahul "curry" Nemani
curry had been linked to a move to the then-Party Astronauts squad back in August, but they ultimately opted to go with Malick "dangle" Abid, who has since parted ways with the team.
MAC-51 are currently at the bottom of the MDL table with an 0-4 record, and are set to face oNe and Big Frames in their next matches.
Finally, Bilal "SPAMMER" Ali has announced that he intends to step down from Rap Gang due to his mental state impacting the team.
Without SPAMMER, Rap Gang would look as follows:
- Justin "FaNg" Coakley
- Kevin "4pack" Przypasniak
- Erick "Xeppaa" Bach
- Brendan "Bwills" Williams
- Anhduy "nguyen" Nguyen (Coach)
The team are currently 2-4 in MDL.
Not in a good mental state for past month and half, playing like shit and team is losing because of me so we will be searching for an IGL to replace me, please msg any of the guys on the team.— SPAMMER (@SPAMMERALI) October 4, 2019