dazzLe confirms eUnited benching
In a Twitlonger post, the 23-year-old shed light on the team's decision to move him to a backup role to make way for Austin "Cooper-" Abadir, who was signed from Swole Patrol at the start of the month.
Skyler "Relyks" Weaver was initially supposed to be the player on the chopping block, but Kaleb "moose" Jayne revealed at IEM Chicago in an interview with HLTV.org that the player getting cut had not yet been determined, which, he added, was making everyone "put in 110%".
dazzLe wrote that he was informed of his benching in the wake of DreamHack Open Atlanta, where eUnited were eliminated in the group stage following losses to Complexity and Luminosity. And even though the team will reevaluate this change in approximately a month, he is not optimistic that he will be able to reclaim his spot in the starting line-up.
"The travel day home from Atlanta was basically our day of deciding what the roster is," dazzLe wrote. "I am brought into a call with our manager and coach, and they inform me that the team decided that they want to give Skyler [Relyks] the chance to play most of my roles and see how it worked.
"They told me I would be benched for about a month while Skyler is trialed. There are almost no matches outside of the Minor qualifier within the next four-five weeks. So I guess it will be judged off scrims mostly.
"I am not holding my breath for my spot, honestly, as there will not be many results to warrant another change. But I am going to play more CS than I ever have in my entire life."
eUnited, who finished in seventh place in the ESL Pro League and in eighth place in ECS, will return to action in the closed qualifier for the Americas Minor, scheduled for December 12-14, in which six spots at the $50,000 event will be on offer.
The North American team currently have:
Jared "osorandom" Hartman (coach)
Will "dazzLe" Loafman (benched)