BHOP accelerated back hop out of the ashes

Despite their unfortunate demotion, BHOP have elected to fight their way back to ECL.

After initial reports that the roster would be going their separate ways, BHOP have elected to stick together and fight their way back to ESL Challenger League. To that end, the team have slightly overhauled their roster, adding Christopher "Swahn" Swahn and Detonate's Paul "aris" Wilson, while Austin "AAustiN" Urb has stepped down from the team due to not wanting to play ESEA Advanced.

BHOP ended up in Advanced due to losing their 3/5 core from last season following the departures of Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk to EG.CD and Gaimin Gladiators, respectively. As such, they initially pondered seeking out individual offers, but quickly decided against that course of action.

Swahn will be taking the helm as IGL and AWPer for the team, while aris will be joining the team as a rifler. This move sees Swahn return to calling after previously being Detonate's IGL. Before anyone panics, has confirmed with Gabe "Spongey" Greiner that he will be helping Vendetta, formerly known as ex-Bad News Bears, retain their spot by playing the team's first four matches in ECL S42.

The addition of aris comes as something of a surprise as he just joined Detonate on August 1st, however aris told that the two parties decided to part ways due to things not working out during their short time together.

BHOP are now:

  • Brody "BeaKie" Kelly

  • Silas "silas" Marrufo

  • Brett "brett" Rhein

  • United States Christopher "Swahn" Swahn

  • Canada Paul "aris" Wilson (Contracted to Strife)

  • Mark "CooperTrooper" Cooper (Coach)

BHOP recently inherited Victorum's schedule in ESEA Advanced Season 42. The new BHOP will make their debut against FPL and EllisoN on August 15th.

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#1(With 0 replies)
August 13, 2022 06:46PM
still a solid team
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