Chaos have lost their second European player in recent months due to visa issues
After being placed on the bench on March 20th due to visa issues, Owen "smooya" Butterfield has been released from Chaos due to his visa interview being put on an indefinite hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today we are releasing @smooyacs. The ongoing pandemic has postponed his visa interview indefinitely therefore he is unable to compete with the team in the US— Chaos EC (@ChaosEC) March 30, 2020
Smooya is an exceptional talent, and we appreciate all of the energy he brought to the team
During his short three-month tenure with the organization, smooya was the team's highest rated player, posting a strong 1.32 rating during his time in North America.
The team's largest achievement during this time was making the LAN qualifier for Flashpoint 1 with the team being ultimately invited to the league after falling to Orgless in the qualifier semifinals. Unfortunately for smooya he was only able to play one series in Flashpoint 1 before needing to return to the United Kingdom to renew his visa. Since then, Chaos have been using Logan "Voltage" Long as a stand-in in the league.
As a result, Chaos are now:
- Cameron "cam" Kern
- Joshua "steel" Nissan
- Anthony "vanity" Malaspina
- Hunter "SicK" Mims
- Matthew "mCe" Elmore (Coach)
Outside of Flashpoint 1, Chaos will need to find a new permanent fifth for ESEA MDL Season 34, which is set to start on April 27th.