Selfless releases Mainline, signs Brehze, no_one
North American side Selfless Gaming has just announced their roster changes going into the fourth season of ESL Pro League and the second season of ECS. After the departure of Michael "Uber" Stapells last May, Selfless underwent a period of roster instability, with the fifth spot never being filled permanently. After a tryout period with a few substitutes, one more player will leave the team to make space for two rising North American talents.
Michael "Mainline" Jaber, their in-game leader, will be leaving the team, while Matthew "no_one" Congdon and Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte are bought out from Team Kaliber, and will be joining Selfless Gaming. Finally, young promise Jacob "Kaboose" Macdonald has been signed as a backup player.
In a post on their website, Selfless co-owner and coach Ryu apologized to the community and to Brehze himself after having accused the player of cheating in the past:
After going through A LOT of demos in the past few weeks while scouting talent for this coming season (including a bunch recently on stream), I realized how wrong I was about the player "Brehze", whom I felt cheated against us in the ECS Qualifiers last season. I made a big deal about it, I argued (though respectfully) with the ECS admins, people on the forums, on my stream, etc. and was told how wrong I was over and over again. I refused to believe it.
Quickly moving on from ECS, people would ask me if I thought Brehze cheated, and I'd answer the same every time; "I don't know, I hope not because if not, he's the type of player NA needs, but I haven't watched their matches this season". Well, after going back and watching the guy play, I can say confidently that he does not cheat. He's actually pretty insane, and I was wrong.
From now on, Selfless Gaming will play with the following roster, starting today in the SL i-League S2 Americas qualifier playoffs:
- Skyler "Relyks" Weaver
- Noah "Nifty" Francis
- Mitch "mitch" Semago
- Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte
- Matthew "no_one" Congdon
- Jacob "Kaboose" Macdonald (Backup)
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