Swisher joins Yeah
Swisher has been brought on by Yeah to close out the roster, who currently reside in North America, after Victor "iDk" Torraca stepped down from the active lineup. The team had to scramble for a fifth after losing the Brazilian 22-year-old at the end of last month when he expressed a desire to return to his home country to be with his family.
"Due to the pandemic, the difficulties to enter the USA increased," said team manager Guilherme "mza"' Donini in an interview on Yeah's website. "so, to make it faster, we chose to look for someone from the international scene, who was already in the USA, and who better than an American in that regard."
"Since the beginning of the Yeah project in the USA, learning English has been part of our planning- That is why the team feels more and more comfortable with communicating in another language. The experience with Swisher over the weekend and in training has been super positive."
Swisher has already played six official maps with Yeah across two best-of-three series in the ESEA Summer Cash Cup 3, one which they won against Mythic and the other a loss to Swole Patrol in the final. He said that he will start taking Portuguese lessons soon.
"I really didn't think being hired by Yeah would happen, but I also couldn't be more excited to see what we can achieve," Swisher said. "I knew that communication would be a problem, since they all speak Portuguese, but I also believe that we will be able to overcome these difficulties."
Yeah are now:
Victor "iDk" Torraca (benched)