With ESEA MDL Season 33 finally underway, New England Whalers are now on the lookout for a new fifth before even playing a match as Marc-Andre "NiSMO" Tayar has announced he is stepping down from team.
I will be benching my self from The New England Whalers ! I unfortunately have some personal problems that I need to deal with.. Problems that I should of dealt with in the past , with that being said I wish my boyz the best and thank you for all the fun times 😞— Marki Tayar (@NiSMOcS) February 6, 2020
NiSMO originally joined the squad back in Season 30, helping slashLEVEL qualify to MDL after besting Old Guys Club and The Fundamentals in MDL relegation. Since then, the team have undergone a number of changes leaving NiSMO as the sole remaining original member of the lineup.
New England Whalers were recently spotted using Daniel "roca" Gustaferri in the first ESL One Rio qualifier in place of NiSMO however it is currently unknown if he is set to join on a permanent basis.
Additionally, sources close to the team tell Dust2.us that they are currently looking at enlisting the services of Linus "Limpone" Wecksell as the team's coach. Limpone is notably the younger brother of Fnatic's Jesper "JW" Wecksell and briefly served as Singularity's analyst alongside their first North American team.
As a result, New England Whalers are now:
- Jonathan "djay" Dallal
- Lucas "Fiziq" Blow
- Brandon "BOOBIE" Roberts
- Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue
As previously mentioned, New England Whalers are currently competing in ESEA MDL Season 33 which began on February 3rd after a long delay. New England Whalers first match is set to be against Swole Identity although it has yet to be scheduled.