Quintet of playoff contenders make changes in Advanced

Top-ranked sides Supernova and Prospects both changed two players this week.

Over the last seven days a number of roster changes have taken place in ESEA Advanced, including Prospects, ex-Serac, Aura, Rise, Supernova, and MMFTB.

Starting off with Prospects, Lucas "CutzMeretz" Freitas and Tyler "GS9" Ingram left the team on May 30th due to both CutzMeretz's impending return to Brazil and differing priorities for the team.

To replenish their ranks, Prospects have brought in former In The Lab player Norman "contii" Yeung and Bradley "Slugy" Kohler. 

As a result, Prospects are now:

  • United States Josh "JoshRT" Lee
  • United States Jon "taboo" Yi
  • United States Dylan "Hiki" O'Kane
  • United States Norman "contii" Yeung
  • United States Bradley "Slugy" Kohler

Prospects currently have a 6-5 record and were ranked 9th-10th place on the Dust2.us mid-season power ranking.

Next up, ex-Serac disbanded this week after announcing their intentions to make the transition over to VALORANT on May 9th. The ex-Serac lineup was known for almost making MDL last season before being dispatched by Trivium in ESEA MDL Season 33 Relegation. 

ex-Serac's lineup was as follows:

  • United States Frank "Laxufy" Zeolla
  • Canada Nicholas "stealthy" Petrakos
  • United States Tyler "nyuu" Delbene
  • United States Chris "Rebo" Heindel
  • United States Cameron "Cam^" Stewart
  • Canada Matt "Currie" Currie (Coach)

However, this is not the end of the story as ex-Serac offered to give their spot to a new lineup who have since played two games in Advanced. This new lineup continued to use the ex-Serac name until yesterday when they were signed by Aura.

As such, Aura are:

  • United States "Talen"
  • United States Daniel "stomp" Pomerantz
  • United States "fiji"
  • United States "sacrifice"
  • United States "Chloe_Decker"

Aura currently have a 6-4 record in Advanced and their next match is scheduled to be against PLAGUE on June 7th.

Rise have also made a change to their lineup, with Jun "JPARK" Park being replaced by Kevin "consti" Yi.

As a result of this change, Rise are now:

  • United States Cody "Domorin" Lutzel
  • United States Ken "krotomo" Otomo
  • Canada Edward "kber" Vaudry
  • Canada Adam "freshie" Paterson
  • United States Kevin "consti" Yi

Rise are currently in the middle of the division with a 5-4 record. Their next match is on June 8th against teef.

Supernova have seen Bobby "stamina" Eitrem step down from the team and Paul "aris" Wilson cut due to roster and leadership disagreements. 

The team were quick to find replacements, bringing in ex-Serac player Cameron "Cam^" Stewart and Anthony "agony" Masterton, a former member of the original COVID-5 lineup.

With these changes, Supernova now feature:

  • United States Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk
  • United States Kyle "Wolffe" Greenfield
  • United States George "Powerzz" Yaede
  • United States Cameron "Cam^" Stewart
  • United States Anthony "agony" Masterton

Supernova currently have a 7-3 record and were recently voted the 4th best team in the division in our power ranking. It will be interesting to see if they can maintain their position in the rankings with these changes.

Finally, MMFTB have brought on Austin "AJaxz" Janocha as a replacement for "Nanners".

As a result, MMFTB are now:

  • United States "Spoice"
  • United States Anthony "MeLLo" Charletta
  • United States Dylan "Saturn" Finch
  • United States Kevin "Sora" Muldowney
  • United States Austin "AJaxz" Janocha

MMFTB currently have an 8-3 record and will be taking on SKDC on June 7th.

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#1(With 2 replies)
June 6, 2020 11:31AM
Dust2 Birthday cake!
I dont think shinobi is coaching rise anymore
#3(With 0 replies)
June 6, 2020 02:53PM
Doesnt he have a BS ESEA ban atm? He might just not be able to be present for the matches, but coaches non-Users practices or something.

I could be wrong, I fell out of the loop the past 2 months, I'm just going of his response to RIKOs tweet about his ban from earlier/last night
#5(With 0 replies)
June 6, 2020 04:52PM
yup he hasn't been for little over a month
#2(With 1 replies)
June 6, 2020 01:44PM
We made it.
#4(With 0 replies)
June 6, 2020 04:15PM
Dust2 Birthday cake!
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