Bad News Bears have completed their roster with the addition of Brendan "Bwills" Williams, putting an end to their extended search of a replacement for Jonathan "Jonji" Carey following his departure from the team in September.
In response to the loss of Bwills, Triumph have once again enlisted the services of Jack "xCeeD" Holiman while also adding Third Impact's Calvin "becker" Becker as coach.
Dust2.us knows that Bad News Bears were not originally planning on bringing on Bwills on a permanent basis, instead spending the past month in negotiations with a high-profile Premier player.
Unfortunately, Bad News Bears were unable to come to an agreement to bring him on and thus turned their focus to Bwills. Despite not being their first choice, Bwills has helped Bad News Bears find success in recent weeks; winning ESEA Fall 2021 Cash Cup 2 and claiming a second place finish in Super League Arena.
With Bwills moving to Triumph, xCeeD has received a new lease on life, being brought back into the fold after being kicked from Triumph. He of course gained widespread infamy for missing a match against Evil Geniuses during the IEM Fall: North American RMR event, arguably causing Triumph to miss out on playoffs. Despite this, he is of course a highly experienced player known for his time with the original Triumph lineup, Dignitas, and SoaR.
As for becker, he tried out for Triumph during ESEA Fall 2021 Cash Cup 2, seemingly impressing the team and thus making his way back to Premier. This leaves Third Impact without a coach although Dust2.us knows the team is currently searching for a replacement.
The two lineups are now:
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Bad News Bears and Triumph have been placed in the same group in ESEA Premier Season 39, which is set to start on November 2nd.