AZIO add quartet to complete line-up

martiicsgo
August 10th, 2018 14:15

AZIO have completed their roster with the additions of Michael "Grim" Wince, Joshua "Hunter" Madore, Ian "motm" Hardy, Ryan "Snakes" Amann, and coach Teric "Bibby" Ingram.

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.

Grim is all smiles with his new team

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:

United States Trevor "FrostayK" Bandle
United States Ian "motm" Hardy
United States Joshua "Hunter" Madore
United States Michael "Grim" Wince
United States Ryan "Snakes" Amann
United States William "shonk" Kittrell

United States Teric "Bibby" Ingram (coach)

United States Frankie "NnyQuil" Miranda (analyst)

United States Frankie 'NnyQuil' Miranda
Frankie 'NnyQuil' Miranda
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
United States Alex 'Mauisnake' Ellenberg
Alex 'Mauisnake' Ellenberg
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
48
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.11
United States Joshua 'Hunter' Madore
Joshua 'Hunter' Madore
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
128
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States William 'shonk' Kittrell
William 'shonk' Kittrell
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
121
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
292
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Ryan 'Snakes' Amann
Ryan 'Snakes' Amann
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
233
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
United States Teric 'Bibby' Ingram
Teric 'Bibby' Ingram
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.52
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.37
DPR:
0.83
APR:
0.05
United States Dave 'seziwana' Schrage
Dave 'seziwana' Schrage
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
58
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
United States Trevor 'FrostayK' Bandle
Trevor 'FrostayK' Bandle
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sick
2018-08-10 14:17
#7
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Nkce
2018-08-10 14:18
who? 6 guys? WTF
2018-08-10 14:20
#26
elemeNt | 
United States jv$ 
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.
2018-08-10 14:43
#50
NEO | 
Russia sotomonte 
They are trying to be a football team man :")
2018-08-10 16:18
no hes on rogue dude
2018-08-10 15:54
#46
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Germany schadowski 
lol
2018-08-10 16:05
Haha
2018-08-10 17:25
nice
2018-08-10 14:17
#3
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
wow
2018-08-10 14:17
#4
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
6 player roster?
2018-08-10 14:18
#24
elemeNt | 
United States jv$ 
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.
2018-08-10 14:43
#29
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Ahhh, was added after my comment :)
2018-08-10 14:50
#5
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
2ez when you have 6 players.
2018-08-10 14:18
#6
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Germany zeolikk10years 
Mindblown
2018-08-10 14:18
#8
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Bulgaria wypex 
good luck promising team @TheNotoriousMMA
2018-08-10 14:18
EZ fro nikos cousin
2018-08-10 14:19
#10
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Ukraine MenyaZvali 
ez
2018-08-10 14:19
#11
FalleN | 
Belarus danteY 
ok
2018-08-10 14:19
#12
mixwell | 
Spain loviac 
Ez 6v5
2018-08-10 14:19
#13
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Brazil Botzera__ 
finally tier555 news
2018-08-10 14:19
#80
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
More like t2 news but hey who's counting
2018-08-10 18:06
#82
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United States Jammin800k 
Tier2 lmao
2018-08-10 18:12
#94
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Uruguay RamzeYNT 
Tier2 what a joke
2018-08-10 20:00
#15
Anders | 
Denmark Anderss 
im pretty sure you only need 5 players to play. Just a reminder, so you have to pay one salary less.
2018-08-10 14:20
If you read the article youd know - they need shonk to remain for the first few matches so they can keep their mdl spot. Afterwards hell be replaced by Grim.
2018-08-10 14:43
Still gonna lose with 6v5
2018-08-10 14:26
#91
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Malaysia byaIi 
lol
2018-08-10 19:05
damn rip mauisnake hopefully grim gets into a spot where he can show his star potential
2018-08-10 14:29
#19
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Germany add_aykeN_ffs 
CeRq went to the US, they cloned him and now we have FrostayK
2018-08-10 14:34
#44
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Ukraine Laemi 
They all are cerq lookalikes
2018-08-10 15:55
why is this on hltv news
2018-08-10 14:37
#96
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Sweden Dino1 
Why not? Do you have anything better to give us news about?
2018-08-10 21:30
#21
NiKo | 
Russia Dreammy09 
what is nonames?
2018-08-10 14:37
#81
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
No names? U been hiding under a rock? 3 of them played mdl last season
2018-08-10 18:06
#84
NiKo | 
Russia Dreammy09 
xd its a rofl? MDL? expected from USA
2018-08-10 18:22
#113
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Drink more vodka and maybe it will come to u newbie
2018-08-11 19:18
its all what u can say?
2018-08-11 19:23
#115
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Nothing else needs to be said my drink Russian friend.
2018-08-12 07:22
#22
twice | 
Korea Tzuyu 
who
2018-08-10 14:40
Analyst and coach in tier 5 team OMEGALUL
2018-08-10 14:40
I dont understand keeping Frostay. He's not very good and in a team of potential MDL All-stars.
2018-08-10 14:45
lmao hltv this days news about tier826362 NA team OMEGALUL analyst/coach/hltv news front page with a bunch of NONAMERS LUL
2018-08-10 14:46
LITERALLY WHO?!?!??! this is worse than indian cs news low tier NA CS < north korean cs where the computers are made out of discarded mortar shells and corn husks
2018-08-10 15:05
#31
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Europe traqqi 
who?
2018-08-10 15:06
#32
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Europe Amne_cs 
Expected
2018-08-10 15:14
#33
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Slovakia secret_player 
6 players with coach and analyst.. hahhah
2018-08-10 15:14
ye coach, analyst and don't forget to hire dietician LUL
2018-08-10 15:34
LMAO
2018-08-10 17:03
Teric "Bibby" Ingram (coach) Teric "Bibby" Ingram (coach) Teric "Bibby" Ingram (coach) Teric "Bibby" Ingram (coach) Teric "Bibby" Ingram (coach)
2018-08-10 15:40
#41
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Denmark Andycut 
Who
2018-08-10 15:45
#47
shox | 
World finedenim 
Why does anybody care about some mediocre MDL team coached by a fraud
2018-08-10 16:08
#48
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Nice , new major team.
2018-08-10 16:17
OMEGALUL
2018-08-10 16:30
Who?
2018-08-10 16:55
#75
valde | 
Brazil 643 
E aí negão bibby!!!! Good team
2018-08-10 17:22
#77
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Germany de_nostromo 
6 v 5 easy op af
2018-08-10 17:42
na need 6 player to win something
2018-08-10 18:04
#93
Myanmar xdcc 
maybe 6 players cheaper than 5 with insurance for heart attacks
2018-08-10 19:59
#85
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Kazakhstan flywarlock 
frostyak look like 12 old, 120 kg kid
2018-08-10 18:22
Really glad to see Grim and Snakes back together again ever since they were torn apart post-SoaR Gaming days way back. However, I'm kind of sad to see Vireo Pro lose motm. They had a good roster, but I'm sure they'll find someone equally good or better. AZIO actually have a roster that can do something now. No more being at the bottom of MDL :p
2018-08-10 18:31
good analysis
2018-08-10 18:32
srs or troll :3
2018-08-10 18:33
#97
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Sweden Dino1 
+1 lmao all these kids SoaR had insane potential and the average age was like 15-18yo
2018-08-10 21:32
It helps to have a good ingame leader and an adult in the form of mCe to mold those kids. These things don't matter in NA though. Its all about the instant gratification
2018-08-10 21:38
Well, teams only wanted players who were 16+ due to the new age restriction that was put into effect the same season that SoaR Gaming qualified for MDL.
2018-08-10 21:39
#101
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Sweden Dino1 
Yup i hate Dignitas for destroying SoaR
2018-08-10 21:39
Same man...imagine what they could've been today. Maybe we'll see them rebuild the OG roster some day. On a side note, I miss the original roster in Open that made headlines after taking down some top Main and I think some MDL teams. The roster was yay, sick, recky, vice, and PAUL_Newman.
2018-08-10 21:41
#105
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United States Bibby 
Were back <3
2018-08-10 23:23
#106
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Sweden Dino1 
Good. I wish you good luck and don't let those kiddie haters get on your nerves <3
2018-08-10 23:25
#107
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United States Bibby 
Of course not. We move into a house soon! Got alot of work to do until next season.
2018-08-10 23:25
#108
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Sweden Dino1 
That's really nice. I've followed the NA "tier 2" scene since Nitro was a raging pleb and Tarik eating cereal in Mousespaz while rekting everyone :P both playing low tier CS. I didn't since then see a team with so much potential as old SoaR. especially Grim that can on a good day rekt everyone. Is there any way to follow your sucess as a team? etc adding you on steam? I would like to follow you guys.
2018-08-10 23:29
#109
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United States Bibby 
Send me a DM on twitter @Bibby_cs
2018-08-10 23:35
#111
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Sweden Dino1 
I don't use twitter alot but i sent you message, i hope it was the right way to send a message on twitter :p
2018-08-10 23:40
#104
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United States Bibby 
Really appreciate the support man :)
2018-08-10 23:22
Not a problem friend I love your ESEA forum posts too :^)
2018-08-10 23:39
#92
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United Kingdom Finnick519 
They will still lose with 6 players.
2018-08-10 19:34
Another season, another pointless roster move. Don't worry. Season 29, this team will not exist.
2018-08-10 21:37
#103
ALEX | 
Sweden 444SEN 
why pick up grim, dirty cheater lol
2018-08-10 23:02
#116
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Chile StfanoLELE 
Azio has to be THE UGLIEST TEAM Those guys kinda annoy me
2018-08-15 09:23
#117
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Nepal Avhy 
So many players in one team.
2018-08-26 11:15
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