The additions come after AZIO recently parted ways with Alex "Mauisnake" Ellenberg and Dave "seziwana" Schrage, and moved Frankie "NnyQuil" Miranda to an analyst position, while also posting an application encouraging those with "MDL or pro experience" to apply as tryouts for the upcoming ESEA MDL season.
After five days of trials, AZIO brought in motm from Vireo.pro, Dignitas' Grim, and free agent Snakes - reuniting three of the ex-Broken Alliance core who won Season 25 of ESEA Main - as well as 21-year-old Hunter from FYB.
Having completed their roster, AZIO went on to add a coach, bringing back a familiar face in the form of Bibby, who makes a return to coaching just three months after joining Alliance as an H1Z1 player.
Prior to the official announcement, Dust2.us reported that the team will play with William "shonk" Kittrell in their first eight MDL matches in order to retain the squad's league spot. After that, the team will replace the 19-year-old with Grim.
With the changes, AZIOs' roster looks as follows:
Teric "Bibby" Ingram (coach)
Frankie "NnyQuil" Miranda (analyst)
We've got our NEW #CSGO team ready to rock for Season 29 of the @ESEA League!— AZIO eSports (@AZIOeSports) August 9, 2018
Please give a big welcome to our players: @FrostayK1, @AlmightyxHunter, @1grimcs, @Snakes_CS, @21motm -
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