hate's Chess Club have completed their lineup for the start of 2021 with the additions of William "rin" McGraw and Reece "Wilky" Wilkerson. The additions mark the culmination of Nicholas "hate" Young and Sam "Noxio" Goodwin's efforts to rebuild the lineup after it was reduced to two members at the end of ESEA MDL Season 35.
Picking up @Wilkycsgo as our 5th, the team's starting 5 will be myself, @hatexoxo_ , @yoitsyohancs , @rin_cs , and @Wilkycsgo . We're still looking for an Org to represent and grow with this upcoming season. Really confident in our roster to go far this season.— Nox (@NoxioGG) December 29, 2020
rin links up with hate's Chess Club after an underwhelming 9-7 season in Advanced with Front, which saw the team miss out on playoffs. Despite this, rin was a standout player on the lineup, ending the regular season with 87.38 ADR and a 1.06 K/D ratio.
As for Wilky, after spending Season 35 with ex-ImPerium he has had a relatively busy off-season, recently trialing with Third Impact and RBG. Most recently, Wilky helped RBG to a second-place finish in the second ESEA Winter Cash Cup, with the team claiming wins over GGPR and Rebirth before falling to Yeah in a close series.
Regarding Kevin "omniscient" Ma, hate told Dust2.us that for the moment he is still with the team as a backup, however he is currently looking for a new team and will likely leave if one is found.
hate's Chess Club new lineup is:
- Nicholas "hate" Young
- Sam "Noxio" Goodwin
- John "yohan" Lee
- William "rin" McGraw
- Reece "Wilky" Wilkerson
- Kevin "omniscient" Ma (Backup)
hate's Chess Club await the start of ESEA MDL Season 36 on January 18th. Additionally, they are set to compete in the qualifier for DreamHack Open January, which is set to start on January 20th.