Illuminar bench oskarish, STOMP
The announcement follows a run of poor form from the Polish team, who have sliped down the rankings in recent months after peaking at No.23 in September following a title-winning campaign at Games Clash Masters.
Illuminar finished 5th-6th at their most recent LAN event, DreamHack Open Sevilla, and are yet to book a spot in the closed qualifier for the next Europe Minor after three unsuccessful attempts through the open brackets.
These are the first roster changes that Illuminar have made since the signing of the ex-x-kom roster, in July 2019. The team, headlined by former Kinguin duo Paweł "innocent" Mocek and Paweł "reatz" Jańczak, had left x-kom in the aftermath of the organisation's merger with AGO.
According to a recent report from TVPSPORT.PL, Illuminar have been spotted practicing with Michał "snatchie" Rudzki and Karol "rallen" Rodowicz, formerly of Virtus.pro and ARCY, respectively. The highly-rated duo are expected to try out for the team in the fourth and final open qualifier for the Europe Minor, scheduled for February 12-13.
With these changes, Illuminar now have:
Adrian "imd" Pieper (coach)