In the Mythic Winter Cup that took place from January 16-17th Troy "ara" Pollock was spotted in RBG's coaching slot during their match with "Not Triumph". Dust2.us has since confirmed with Michael Swann, RBG's COO and general manager, that ara will be the team's coach but that his formal signing is not yet complete.
As a player ara finished with a 0.88 rating in ESEA MDL Season 35. He turned it up a notch and averaged a 1.05 rating in ESEA MDL Season 35 Relegation to help Kinship keep their spot, which they eventually forfeited when they disbanded. Since Kinship went their separate ways Dust2.us had learned that ara was seeking out coaching opportunities, but prior to being seen with RBG it was thought that he was more focused on exploring opportunities in VALORANT.
RBG finished 3-4th in Mythic Winter Cup after losing 2-1 in the semifinals to Not Triumph. They managed to steal away the opener on Overpass before being reverse swept on Mirage and Inferno. The latter map went the full thirty rounds as RBG fell just a bit shy of the grand final.
RBG are now:
- Colby "Walco" Walsh
- Jadan "HexT" Postma
- Jerric "wiz" Jiang
- Connor "chop" Sullivan
- Kyle "Wolffe" Greenfield
- Troy "ara" Pollock (Coach)
RBG aren't set to make their ESEA Premier Season 36 Group B debut until week three, where they are scheduled to play against ImPerium on the 9th and High Coast on the 10th.