iBUYPOWER have re-enlisted [p,7347] who will replace [p,8350].
With a lackluster performance at DreamHack Winter, iBUYPOWER have turned once again to the services of Sam "DaZeD" Marine. The North American IGL was briefly on the line-up of Torqued but left yesterday amid speculation of joining another team.
In November, iBP parted ways with DaZeD and Lucas "steel" Lopes over a desire to look in a "new direction." Although the new squad with Derek "desi" Branchen and Nick "nitr0" Cannella made some initial headway at DreamHack Winter, they were still forced to concede a group stage exit after losing to PENTA.
At ESEA S17 LAN, iBP played with a stand-in in the form of Eric "adreN" Hoag and were able to make it to the consolidation final, but ultimately dropped two maps to fnatic and lost the chance to reclaim their S16 championship.
"With all personal issues aside, we plan to take this team to the very top and to represent NA with flying colors. As for desi being removed, it was not due to performance issues. desi is a well-rounded player and deserves a fair chance with a top team. We wish him luck," said Latham.
iBUYPOWER's current roster is as follows:
|Braxton "swag" Pierce|
|Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham|
|Nick "nitr0" Cannella|
|Sam "DaZeD" Marine|
|Keven "AZK" Lariviere|
The team will debut tonight in the G2A cup and are also expected to take part in the MLG Aspen qualifiers.