High Coast add motm on trial

The American rifler officially joins the team after playing a number of matches for them as a stand-in.

High Coast have announced the addition of Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy to their roster on a trial basis. The former Cloud9 member, who was benched by Extra Salt in February to make room for Edgar "⁠MarKE⁠" Maldonado following a string of lacklustre results, has already played a number of matches for his new team, whom he helped to reach the semi-finals of DreamHack Open March.

The Swedish organisation also confirmed the departures of Jonathan "⁠djay⁠" Dallal and Ramal "⁠Rampage⁠" Silva, while simultaneously confirming that they have completed the loan signing of Rodrigo "⁠RCF⁠" Figueiredo, who has been playing for the team since January.

High Coast have added motm to take the place of djay

motm's addition to the roster reunites him with Ben "⁠ben1337⁠" Smith and Josh "⁠PwnAlone⁠" Pigue, with whom he previously played on Vireo.pro and Party Astronauts prior to linking up with the members of Extra Salt in August 2019.

High Coast are next set to participate in the VENN Invitational, the North American regional qualifier for the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, with their first match pitting them against Rebirth on Friday at 22:15 . The team have also secured a playoff berth in ESEA Premier Season 37, with the league taking a three-week break before the bracket stage gets underway.

High Coast's roster now looks as follows:

United States Josh "⁠PwnAlone⁠" Pigue
United States Ben "⁠ben1337⁠" Smith
United States Brandon "⁠bew⁠" Roberts (loan)
Brazil Rodrigo "⁠RCF⁠" Figueiredo (loan)
United States Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy (trial)

United States Joseph "⁠Muenster⁠" Lima (coach)

United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
596
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
United States Ramal 'Rampage' Silva
Ramal 'Rampage' Silva
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
232
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallal
Jonathan 'djay' Dallal
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
527
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
689
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
680
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
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United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue
Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
575
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
United States Brandon 'bew' Roberts
Brandon 'bew' Roberts
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
nice
2021-03-26 00:05
1 reply
#6
Snax | 
Poland kaspr02
very cool
2021-03-26 00:08
#3
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Netherlands staticNL
trial for such a team lol
2021-03-26 00:07
1 reply
momt is bad my guy xd
2021-03-26 08:22
Good Luck!
2021-03-26 00:07
who add who
2021-03-26 00:07
#7
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Brazil hugoooo
This is news after he played 34 official maps on High Coast??
2021-03-26 00:09
7 replies
That this High Coast team even exists is news to me let alone who's been playing with them
2021-03-26 00:13
6 replies
#14
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
they're the remains of what was new england whalers which was pwnalone, ben1337, rampage, bwills ( briefly replacing bew), and djay
2021-03-26 00:52
1 reply
ty
2021-03-26 01:14
#19
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Brazil hugoooo
Not their fault if you never randomly check the results on the right part of HLTV.org
2021-03-26 01:24
3 replies
Only during the day, not during the night when all the "who gives a shit" matches are going on
2021-03-26 18:33
2 replies
#44
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Brazil hugoooo
For sure someone that is on the same site for the last seven years gives a shit
2021-03-26 19:07
1 reply
No?
2021-03-26 19:10
GLHF
2021-03-26 00:11
#9
deko | 
Europe Holiwis
totally unexpected kappa
2021-03-26 00:13
car
2021-03-26 00:25
high coast is a swe org wtf
2021-03-26 00:30
1 reply
Swedish org is the only org left in NA after the purge, ez 4 Sweden.
2021-03-26 09:02
Recife :O
2021-03-26 00:36
#15
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Chile cristiaan
GL
2021-03-26 00:57
nice, GL
2021-03-26 01:10
#18
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United States B0b3rT
Let’s go! Ez
2021-03-26 01:21
Solid looking team.
2021-03-26 01:57
PLS DON'T ADD BOTM
2021-03-26 04:05
#22
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United States xiquo
gl mr. tarkov
2021-03-26 04:30
#23
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France Haibara
BOTM
2021-03-26 04:33
Not bad tbh.
2021-03-26 04:33
best of luck to djay! great guy, great teammate, and deserves the best!
2021-03-26 05:55
1 reply
#40
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United States B0b3rT
+1
2021-03-26 16:07
expected
2021-03-26 07:06
#27
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Poland SebL
Good, I think this roster can really achieve a lot, I think it will surprise a lot of ppl.
2021-03-26 07:54
Sick
2021-03-26 08:59
#31
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Greece hekzy
I believe NA can make a comeback. Extra salt is improving. They have c9 which is basically an NA team, liquid, eg. An org can always step in with an EU IGL and some great talent (like cynic, kobruh, wrath, jonji). Now with the return of lan, when covid goes away, teams like extremum and coL can also return. Add the brazilian teams. And you have a pretty good league.
2021-03-26 09:22
1 reply
That sounds very good tbh
2021-03-26 13:54
man of the match
2021-03-26 12:26
#33
steel | 
Greece 1926
they kick everyone but keep the silver 1 ben...lmao
2021-03-26 13:09
2 replies
Ben’s the igl
2021-03-26 13:19
1 reply
#38
steel | 
Greece 1926
so you're telling me out of the rest of NA players there's no better igl than this bot?
2021-03-26 14:41
motm, literally only known for that weird push with smoke that he does on long doors on d2, pretty crap otherwise
2021-03-26 13:44
#36
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Brazil magicsgo
gl recifin
2021-03-26 13:50
1good for motm but I will miss rampage and djay:(
2021-03-26 15:26
#41
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United States B0b3rT
Rip Jon and Ramal
2021-03-26 16:09
1 reply
+1, wish them the best
2021-03-26 17:44
nope
2021-03-30 19:23
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