Swole Patrol disband
The American roster have decided to go their separate ways after spending just over two months together.
Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro has revealed on Twitter that Swole Patrol have disbanded, with the fate of the individual members of the roster still up in the air with players wanting to "move in different directions."
This iteration of the Swole Patrol roster first came together under the Ze Pug Godz tag in July, with Zellsis, Austin "Cooper" Abadir, and Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado reuniting from the previous Swole Patrol roster alongside Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor and Gage "Infinite" Green.
The team found swift success as they qualified for the North American division of DreamHack Open Summer 2020 with victories over Chaos and TeamOne, but shortly afterward ANDROID announced he would be leaving the roster as he had "never experienced so many issues within the first week of practice."
With Will "dazzLe" Loafman enlisted as a replacement for the Canadian player, the team went on to place 5-6th in DreamHack Open Summer before narrowly missing out on qualifying for FunSpark ULTI with a loss to Chaos in the grand final.
Zellsis and company later went on to qualify for IEM New York, a Regional Major Ranking (RMR) event, but recently found out that they would be unable to field Maxim "wippie" Shepelev in the event due to a roster lock imposed at the time of the closed qualifier in mid-August when the team were still competing with MarKE, who has since departed for Chaos.
When contacted by HLTV.org, wippie said he was uncertain of the direction he wanted to go in, mentioning that he would still like to play CS:GO. dazzLe mentioned that he would announce his intentions in the coming days, while Zellsis said in a statement to Dust2.us that he is unsure if he will stay in the game. Cooper did not respond to a request for comment.
Swole Patrol's roster was:
Ian "Immi" Harding (coach)