ex-High Coast reform as Party Astronauts
After being released by High Coast yesterday, the short offseason has forced their former squad to rebuild quickly, as Brandon "bew" Roberts and Rodrigo "RCF" Figueiredo are still under contract with Yeah and have now left the unsigned roster. The remaining core will revive the Party Astronauts branding and have added Jonathan "djay" Dallal and Gage "Infinite" Green to the mix.
With that being said, though Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue remains an integral part of the Party Astronauts core, he will continue to explore his options as a free agent in both CS:GO and VALORANT while playing with the team.
Infinite has floated between FPS titles and teams, playing most recently as a stand-in for Recon 5 in their ESEA Season 36 match against Secret Club, as well as a few rounds in their Season 36 match against RBG. Before that he dabbled in VALORANT with NRG, briefly played with Rugratz CS:GO, and was a part of the Ze Pug Godz roster that narrowly missed the playoffs in DreamHack Open Summer 2020.
djay is a much more familiar face to the core of PwnAlone and Ben "ben1337" Smith, having been one of the original signees when High Coast first picked up the ex-New England Whalers roster in December of last year and their longtime teammate on Whalers prior to the switch. He hasn't registered an official match on HLTV since leaving High Coast, but coach Joseph "Muenster" Lima is hopeful that his previous tenure with his teammates will allow him to seamlessly reacclimate to the team.
The decision to add djay was pretty easy since we already had a lot of experience playing with him from the Whalers and early High Coast days and we know he is one of, if not, the most talented clutch players at our level.
Adding Infinite was a no-brainer as well. He has a ton of high level experience, is friends with Ben (so the the team chem[istry] will be good right off the bat), and on top of all that he has incredible mechanics.
Party Astronauts will be:
- Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue
- Ben "ben1337" Smith
- Jonathan "djay" Dallal
- Gage "Infinite" Green
- Joseph "Muenster" Lima (Coach)
Party Astronauts will have until they schedule their first match of ESEA Premier Season 37 to find their entry fragger.