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Fam143 overhaul roster; drop Anzoh, LaffyTs, perez

The MDL squad has overhauled their roster as they prepare for MDL Season 28 and upcoming qualifiers.

Fam143 have made a number of changes to their roster with the conclusion of the regular season for MDL Season 28. With a number of online qualifiers on the horizon. Fam143 felt now was the time to overhaul their roster to  ensure that everyone had the "same drive, goals, and passion" going into the upcoming MDL season and online qualifiers.

The team has chosen to remove William "LaffyTs" Robertin, Branden "Anzoh" Anzovino, and coach Joseph "perez" Perez in their biggest move to date. Their prior change saw the removal of in-game leader Jakeb "Siberia" Bibb, who was replaced by Sahej "Skywalker" Dhillon soon after.

With the removal of three members of the team,  27-year-old Justin "NeX" McLellan is set to take over as coach in place of perez. Nassir "rugrat" Francique, Ahsan "draek" Ismailzadah, and Toryon "KLUMZ" Kelley have been enlisted to replace the removed players.

KLUMZ joins the team after spending a season with XFORCE, who's lackluster results sees them hovering at the bottom of the MDL standings. He's joined by his former teammate rugrat, who played for a number of teams this season including XFORCE, Clutch Solutions, and Prospects. The final addition, draek, played in Advanced for Cerus earlier in the season, and last made an appearance in MDL as part of Coast in Season 19. Coast went on to qualify for Professional, where draek and co. finished in last place after the team disbanded later in the season.

KLUMZ and rugrat will play out relegation for MDL Season 28 on XFORCE and Prospects, respectively, before making the move over. They are still slated to play for the team for other qualifiers and online leagues.

The move follows middling results for Fam143 in their debut season, finishing in 13th place with a 7-9 record. Their performance in online qualifiers was similar, with the team unable to make it past rosters above them in MDL. Notably, Fam143 was disqualified from competing in the Americas Minor Closed Qualifier due to a VAC ban from LaffyTs, who has now been removed from the team.

With these changes, Fam143's roster looks as follows:

  • United States Caleb "jaychancE" Davis
  • United States Sahej "Skywalker" Dhillon
  • Canada Nassir "rugrat" Francique
  • United States Ahsan "draek" Ismailzadah
  • United States Toryon "KLUMZ" Kelley
  • United States Justin "NEX" McLellan (Coach)

MDL Season 28 has come to an end for the Fam, leaving them awaiting the start of Season 29. In the meantime, Fam143 will play CEVO Main matches as they look to develop the team further, and also plan to play in the Fragadelphia 12 online qualifier this weekend.

#1(With 4 replies)
July 19, 2018 12:28AM

not even sure if this is an upgrade or not

nex moving to coach is for the best tho unfortunately
#4(With 3 replies)
July 19, 2018 10:06AM
Yeah NEXlevel brain, not NEXlevel fragging :)
#6(With 2 replies)
July 19, 2018 06:45PM
u got this man
#8(With 1 replies)
July 20, 2018 01:57PM
Why can't I Like this!?! Dust2 I want a little heart next to comments please!
#9(With 0 replies)
July 20, 2018 03:25PM
#2(With 0 replies)
July 19, 2018 12:40AM
um cool ig
#3(With 0 replies)
July 19, 2018 08:34AM
Dust2 Birthday cake!
Lmao I remember coast....
#5(With 0 replies)
July 19, 2018 01:55PM
-draek +anzoh
#7(With 0 replies)
July 20, 2018 12:51PM
Dust2 Birthday cake!
yall cut my trigger anzoh thats flaw
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