With Third Impact securing their spot for ESEA MDL Season 36, GianFranco "Koalanoob" Potestio and Thomas "tconnors" Connors, with the latter leaving to focus on VALORANT while the latter returns to retirement.
Koalanoob initially joined Third Impact on August 31st alongside Tonny "f1ukie" Liu. While his contemporary was kicked from the team after only two matches following a disappointing debut in MDL, Koalanoob fared far better, putting up a 1.17 rating over the course of 15 maps. As for tconnors, after returning to Third Impact to help them retain their spot in ESEA MDL Season 35 he posted a 1.05 rating during 12 maps.
Koalanoob's transition away from CS:GO sees him link up with Jimmy "Nurfed" McFadden, a CS:GO veteran who recently found himself out of Renegades' VALORANT lineup.
With the duo leaving the team, Third Impact are now:
- Keanu "DaneJoris" Reyes
- Noah "insane" Eheart
With ESEA MDL Season 36 not set to start until sometime next year, Third Impact have plenty of time to rebuild their roster, having avoided relegation after putting up a 3-2 record in week nine of Season 35.
Update: following the publication of this article, Noah "insane" Eheart took to Twitter to announce that Eric "ERIC" W. has also stepped down from the team.
Now would be a good time for me to add that @E_RIC29 has decided to step down from the team.— insane (@insaneck) November 2, 2020
I wish that our reunion in competitive CS would have been under better circumstances, he's a great player and a great teammate. https://t.co/XvT8AdQUQJ