After just one week of matches in the 2019 CWL Pro League, Excelerate Gaming has decided to make a roster change.
Excelerate’s substitute, Robert “RobbieB” Brugnoli, will replace Ethan “FA5TBALLA” Wedgeworth in the team’s starting lineup, according to FA5TBALLA’s TwitLonger post.
FA5TBALLA said that he was “told by my team and org I’m being dropped for RobbieB.” Excelerate hasn’t officially announced the roster move yet, however.
“This situation kind of came out of nowhere,” RobbieB told Dot Esports. “They asked me to get in a call last night, and next thing I know, I’m leaving today to compete in what I’ve been dreaming of for years.”
RobbieB most recently played on Nation of Power at the CWL Pro League Qualifier in January. Although Nation of Power went 0-6 at the event, Robbie was a standout performer—he had the fifth-highest kill-death ratio at the CWL PLQ with a 1.29.
Excelerate, on the other hand, just began its regular season matches in Division B of the CWL Pro League. The team—FA5TBALLA, Christopher “ProFeeZy” Astudillo, Michael “Beehzy” Said, Austin “Believe” Smith, and Mike “MRuiz” Ruiz—went 1-2 in their opening week, beating Team Envy 3-2 while losing to eUnited and Team Heretics.
Now, RobbieB will look to help his new team pick up a few wins in next week’s action.
“This means everything to me,” RobbieB said. “I’ve been pursuing this for the past few years now, and especially with my home situation, being blessed with this opportunity means more than anything—and I plan on taking full advantage of the opportunity at hand.”
RobbieB will make his CWL Pro League debut on Monday, Feb. 25 when Excelerate face off against Splyce at 6:30pm CT.