Despite currently sitting at 6-4 in MDL, Ascent have dispensed of the services of Joshua "KiiroKami" Kim. KiiroKami had been the longest-tenured member of the team, which originally made it to MDL as slashLEVEL after placing 5-6th in Advanced Season 30, and then fighting their way through Relegation.
When contacted by Dust2.us, Ascent coach Justin "NEX" McLellan stated that the team are "making the needed changes", and that tryouts for a new player are already underway.
Ascent are currently:
- Marc-Andre "NiSMO" Tayar
- Jonathan "djay" Dallal
- Lucas "Fiziq" Blow
- Brandon "BOOBIE" Roberts
- Justin "NEX" McLellan (Coach)
Ascent are currently scheduled for matches against INTZ and LiViD in the upcoming days, though it is not known if they will settle on a permanent replacement for KiiroKami by then.
In another MDL change, Ben's Anime Team are set to continue utilizing Russian import Maxim "wippie" Shepelev, Dust2.us has learned.
The player joined the team's ESEA roster a few days ago, and has participated in wins against Mythic, MAC-51, and Big Frames. While wippie has been playing in place of Gage "Infinite" Green and Ben "ben1337" Smith, it is still expected that Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman will step down to a permanent coach role once the team play their required eight matches with him in the league.
Ben's Anime Team are now:
- Cameron "cam" Kern
- Joshua "steel" Nissan
- Gage "Infinite" Green
- Ben "ben1337" Smith
- Maxim "wippie" Shepelev
- Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman (Coach)
With that in mind, the team are set for a busy week as they currently are scheduled for five matches, including one against standings leaders Divine. Ben's Anime Team are currently 6-0 in MDL.