Alexander "zander" Diaz has announced a new Rugratz lineup for ESEA MDL Season 35 consisting of Joshua "Hunter" Madore, Adam "Ange" Milian, Benita "bENITA" Novshadian, Katherine "LunarKats", and Howard "Tetchra" Lebright. The lineup intend on pugging this season without much practice as a number of players are looking to focus on VALORANT.
This roster comes after Tyler "tweiss" Weiss handed the ESEA slot back to zander and Hunter on July 28th after he and Adam "mada" Pampuch were unable to assemble a new roster that tweiss was confident in.
Headlining this new roster are zander and Hunter, who have been consistent members of Rugratz since ESEA MDL Season 31. As for Ange, he last played with Eclipse in ESEA Advanced Season 34, with the squad narrowly missing out on playoffs with an 8-8 record. The next addition bENITA is a veteran talent in the female scene, having recently retired from competitive CS:GO after nearly five years with CLG Red to focus on VALORANT with CLG. LunarKats is primarily known for her recent appearance in DreamHack Showdown North America where she played alongside silhouette. Outside of that, she has little league experience, having last played in ESEA Intermediate Season 33.
The final member of the lineup Tetchra is a bit of an oddity as he has never played CS:GO at a professional level before, having come from a professional Fortnite background before moving to VALORANT recently. However, zander told Dust2.us that Tetchra is unlikely to play and will be acting as a backup in case any other players are unavailable.
As such, Rugratz's roster heading into ESEA MDL Season 35 looks as follows:
- Alexander "zander" Diaz
- Joshua "Hunter" Madore
- Adam "Ange" Milian
- Benita "bENITA" Novshadian
- Katherine "LunarKats" So
- Howard "Tetchra" Lebright (Backup)
This unorthodox roster will be making its debut in ESEA MDL Season 35, which is set to start on August 31st.