With the start of ESEA MDL Season 35 right around the corner, ex-Warriors International have completed their roster with the additions of Eric "Ryze" Brown and Andrew "vein" Lindeman, while David "Delta9" Shafer has exited the team.
Additionally, Dust2.us has learned that Teric "Bibby" Ingram has completed his trial and will be coaching the team on a permanent basis moving forward.
The addition of Ryze and vein sees the duo reunite after playing together on Brazen and Kinship Black during ESEA Advanced Season 33. More recently, vein saw action with Kinship during ESEA Advanced Season 34 before being replaced in favor of Sean "naes" Fontaine.
Regarding the decision to replace Delta9, Michael "Swisher" Schmid told Dust2.us:
We very much were in need of an IGL as Hendy was calling before, but we felt we needed someone a bit more experienced in IGLing. North America has a FAT IGL shortage and we wanted to pick up [the] vein and Ryze duo for a dedicated entry-fragger and IGL and to make them feel more comfortable.
With these changes, ex-Warriors International are now:
- Derek "Hendy" Hendrixson
- Walker "walker" Harris
- Michael "Swisher" Schmid
- Eric "Ryze" Brown
- Andrew "vein" Lindeman
- Teric "Bibby" Ingram (Coach)
- Colin "Koi" Thor (Assistant Coach/Analyst)
ex-Warriors International's first outing of ESEA MDL Season 35 will come against Secret Club on September 1st at 8:30 EDT.