With just Connor "chop" Sullivan left to potentially try and reassemble a roster, Kinship will disband prior to the start of ESEA Premier Season 36. Should ESEA look to fill empty MDL slots with the top finishers from the preceding season as they did between Season 34 and Season 35, Rise would be the benefactors of the unfortunate circumstances. When contacted by Dust2.us, an ESEA representative said it is yet to be determined what will happen to the team's spot.
Been playing against or trying this guy out for the last 4 seasons... About time we finally team together @grapecsgo— insane (@insaneck) December 31, 2020
Really looking forward to the future of this team, happy to be back on solid ground 😄 https://t.co/C4YQ7w4VVh
chop was last seen playing with RBG on trial in ESEA Winter Cash Cup 2, where the side finished second to Yeah after taking them to three maps in their first event playing together. Presumably he remains a candidate to fill one of the holes in the Canadian organization's roster, which Dust2.us has learned has been finalized, with an announcement forthcoming soon.
Other members who could have kept the roster alive include Brennan "grape" Greer, who has moved to Third Impact, as well as Ian "heretic" Carfora who has joined up with Tidal in ESEA Advanced.
chop, grape, and heretic have until ESEA Season 36 begins on January 18th to get settled into their new teams.