NaToSaphiX to step in for mertz in ECS Challenger Cup qualifier
The qualifier will be the former Sprout AWPer's first official showing since his departure from the German organization at the end of December following the team's decision to create a fully German roster.
The second open qualifier for the ECS Challenger Cup is set to take place on Monday-Tuesday this week, with just over 400 teams being registered for the tournament just before the kick-off at 19:00.
Should mertz not recover from his illness by the upcoming weekend, it is possible that NaToSaphiX will continue to stand-in for the team if they disappoint to qualify this time, as the next qualifier for the Challenger Cup is scheduled for February 23-24.
Heroic's lineup for the ECS Season 7 Europe Challenger Cup Open Qualifier 2 will be: