grape joins Triumph as jeorgesnorts replaces cJ on ChocoCheck
Jeorge "jeorgesnorts" Endicott has left Triumph and joined ChocoCheck, replacing Christopher "cJ" Jones who has stepped down from the team. In jeorgesnorts' place, Triumph have added former Third Impact player Brennan "grape" Greer.
jeorgesnorts told Dust2.us that he left Triumph due to the team being hard to work with and starting "childish drama." Meanwhile, Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk said that jeorgesnorts was not the best fit for the team and that his presence was creating friction within the lineup.
This move marks grape's return to Premier after previously playing with Third Impact for multiple seasons before being relegated last season. It also reunites him with former Third Impact coach Calvin "becker" Becker. On the other end of the equation, jeorgesnorts joins ChocoCheck despite having never played with any of the ChocoCheck players before.
The two squads are now:
Triumph and ChocoCheck are set to make their debut tonight against each other in ESEA Premier Season 39 at 8PM EDT. Unfortunately, Dust2.us was told by cxzi that grape may be unable to play as grape has run afoul of ESEA's rulebook. He briefly joined Third Impact to help them play an Advanced match on November 7th, which renders him unable to join a new team until November 14th.
Dust2.us is aware of an ongoing discussion of this particular case by ESEA league operations, specifically the applicability of this rule to ESL Pro Tour competitions. The body has not come to a decision at this time and Dust2.us will update this article accordingly as more information becomes available.