The possibility of the 21-year-old Canadian missing out was revealed last week, with motm tweeting that he would be stepping in if necessary. It was later confirmed that motm joined eUnited at the team bootcamp in preparation for their ESL Pro League matches.
eUnited will be missing one of their standout players
Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado and co. will be facing Cloud9, Ghost, and INFINITY, and would need to place first in the round-robin group to advance to the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals in France.
eUnited will be fielding the following roster at ESL Pro League Group B, which starts tomorrow:
Austin "Cooper-" Abadir
Victor "food" Wong
Anthony "vanity" Malaspina
Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado
Ian "motm" Hardy (stand-in)
Armeen "a2z" Toussi (coach)