Winners of the NPL Royale in Phase 2, Envy faces the challenge of replacing the team’s most tenured player as Zachary “Venerated” Roach has stepped away from competitive PUBG. His decision vacates an enormous role that the team hopes his replacement is able to help fill during Phase 3.
All three remaining members are set to return, including the team’s leading kills and damage dealer Mehmood “Moody” Askar. Fresh off his top-three performance with Team Canada at the PUBG Nations Cup, “Moody” will be relied on as the team looks to improve on a ninth-place finish in the last phase.
Following an eighth-place finish in the previous phase, eUnited enters Phase 3 with two new members in an effort to improve during the final phase of the year. Mitchell “Shuhroo” King and Brendan “Balefrost” Connors will be joined by the team’s two returning members, Viktor “Stab” Blaesbjerg and Taylor “TaylorJay” Johnson, forming an aggressive and experienced squad.
In my opinion, this roster checks all the boxes on paper. It remains to be seen how this roster will transfer to the battlegrounds, but simply adding “Shuhroo” and “Balefrost” puts eUnited ahead of other teams.
Ascending from Phase 1 as an impressive NPL Contenders team, PlayerOne Esports steadily improved into a top-ten NPL team after an exciting performance over the course of Phase 2.
Entering this phase with a familiar roster, headlined by Mark “Uadavidx” Krulikovskiy who led the team with 47 kills in Phase 2, PlayerOne Esports hope to maintain their upward trajectory with another successful outing during Phase 3.
Securing their spot in Phase 3 with a fourth-place finish in NPL Relegation, Lowkey Esports will roam the battlegrounds with a familiar face for NPL fans. Signed during the break, Austin “Lobes” McWethy joins the team to help navigate their first phase in the NPL.
Previously with Cloud 9 and Simplicity, “Lobes” combined with the existing roster of Lowkey Esports could be a sneaky team to keep your eye on.