Strife round out roster with two additions
After losing two players and their coach in the off season, Strife have completed their roster ahead of the start of ESL Challenger League Season 42. These changes see Matthew “D4rtyMontana” Paplawskas rejoin the lineup while Jordon “jitter” Ruggiero has joined as a newcomer to the squad. The duo come in as replacements for IGL Bobby "stamina" Eitrem and Estonian import Kristjan "fejtZ" Allsaar. With this change, Strife's AWPer, Keller "SLIGHT" Nilan, will be taking over IGL duties for the team.
D4rtyMontana return to Strife comes after previously played for the team as a stand-in during ESL Challenger League Season 40. Post-Strife, he joined Brazen, where he helped the squad to playoffs before facing a first-round exit. During Season 41 with Brazen, he posted 74.2 ADR and a modest 1.01 HLTV rating. Season 42 will be D4rtyMontana's fourth season in ECL.
jitter's addition to Strife sees the young player return to action after being sidelined on Carpe Diem in favor of Anthony "CLASIA" Kearney in the middle of ECL Season 40. After spending Season 41 on the sidelines, he is likely eager to return to competition after four months away from the game.
Strife’s lineup for S42 lineup is:
Keller “SLIGHT” Nilan
David “J0LZ” Jolin
Ethan “reck” Serrano
Matthew “D4rtyMontana” Paplawskas
Jordon “jitter” Ruggiero
Strife will compete in ESL Challenger League season 42 when it kicks off on August 16th. As for when they'll play their first match, that's anyone's guess as BHOP's recent ineligibility has the potential of shifting groups and the overall schedule.