On November 26, 2016, BitterSweet announced its expansion into European Halo, acquiring the #1 ranked EU Open Circuit team - MDR 2, consisting of Simon "SolaR" Racher, "Shaady", Stuart "WarLord" Graham and Dave "Anima" Gross. As MDR 2, the roster had won the Open Circuit Finals and qualified for Relegation. In the prior season, SolaR and Shaady had qualified for Relegation on team NTSC, but did not finish high enough to make the league. The following week in Relegation, the BitterSweet duo looked to make up for that as the team mowed through Pro League team Prophecy and fellow Open Circuit team Egoed en route to qualifying for the next season of Pro League.
On January 2nd, SolaR left BitterSweet to join Supremacy.