Quintet of playoff contenders make changes in Advanced
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:
- Josh "JoshRT" Lee
- Jon "taboo" Yi
- Dylan "Hiki" O'Kane
- Norman "contii" Yeung
- 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:
- Frank "Laxufy" Zeolla
- Nicholas "stealthy" Petrakos
- Tyler "nyuu" Delbene
- Chris "Rebo" Heindel
- Cameron "Cam^" Stewart
- 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:
- Daniel "stomp" Pomerantz
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:
- Cody "Domorin" Lutzel
- Ken "krotomo" Otomo
- Edward "kber" Vaudry
- Adam "freshie" Paterson
- 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:
- Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk
- Kyle "Wolffe" Greenfield
- George "Powerzz" Yaede
- Cameron "Cam^" Stewart
- 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:
- Anthony "MeLLo" Charletta
- Dylan "Saturn" Finch
- Kevin "Sora" Muldowney
- Austin "AJaxz" Janocha
MMFTB currently have an 8-3 record and will be taking on SKDC on June 7th.