FNS, Subroza, WARDELL headline newly-formed roster
Three Canadians and two Americans have come together to create a new lineup with the goal to "qualify for upcoming LANs and the B Site League."
The squad, named Orgless as the team search for offers from organizations, will be captained by former Riot Squad and Cloud9 in-game leader Pujan "FNS" Mehta. Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik and Matthew "WARDELL" Yu, two players who were linked to the formation of a new TSM roster — a project which has since stalled, according to a report from Rush B Media — are joined by former Complexity member Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker, while Gage "Infinite" Green rounds out the lineup after being released from Chaos on Friday.
FNS recently announced his departure from Riot Squad not long after the team achieved the best result for a North American team at an ESEA MDL Global Challenge event to date, making a run to the grand final only to fall to forZe in an 0-2 series loss. Riot Squad were notably one of the teams affected by ESL's change to the Pro League format, leaving the team with no opportunity to play in Relegation in hopes of securing promotion — although recent changes to this season's qualification process now offers the remaining members of the squad an additional opportunity.
Subroza and WARDELL have been seen combining forces a mix-team, Just For Fun, since early December 2019, competing in various DreamHack Open qualifiers as well as winning Mythic Cup 5 with Jake "Stewie2K" Yip in tow. The duo also played a number of matches as stand-ins for Swole Patrol in WINNERS League Season 3 Invite, but ultimately fell to INTZ in the grand final after they were forced to utilize coach Danny "fRoD" Montaner in place of WARDELL.
yay, meanwhile, has remained largely inactive since departing Swole Patrol at the end of their ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas campaign, briefly aiding Envy in an IEM Katowice 2020 open qualifier and playing in a mix-team at Fragadelphia 14. Conversely, Infinite found himself benched from Chaos at the start of the year, but continued to play as a stand-in for eUnited in the qualifiers for DreamHack Leipzig and Anaheim as well as WINNERS League Season 3 Invite. Although the 21-year-old announced his intention to continue playing as a stand-in following his release from Chaos on Friday, his plans seem to have changed after being reached out to by FNS and company.
"Looking back at my career, this team is exactly what I've been looking for in the past year," Subroza said in a statement to HLTV.org. "Everyone has been super dedicated on their own time and are hungry for what's to come.
"We've all tasted the top for a bit and already have chemistry between some of us from past teams. What made this a no-brainer really is the fact we're all friends outside the server and serious when it comes down to the work required. Our team is looking forward to represent an organization in the qualifiers for the upcoming Minor/Major in Rio and the B Site/EPL League qualifiers."
The team took part in the first ESL One Rio Major North American open qualifier with Jacob "FugLy" Medina in place of Infinite, but found themselves eliminated in a 19-17 overtime affair against MDL squad Asuna's Anime Aimers in the Round of 16.