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APAC Transfers: Latest Updates - Yass to Play for GC Busan Spear Over ChanZo in APAC North Relegations

Here's a quick summary of all the changes in both APAC North and APAC South after the end of Stage 1 and Stage 2.

As SiegeGG's hub for all roster changes in the transfer window during the post-Stage 1 transfer period, this page will be regularly updated with the latest transfer news. Check out the LATAM, NA and EU threads for changes within those regions as well.

Summary of Changes So Far

APAC North:

  • Nora-Rengo - Ar7hur and Merieux leave, Candy joins
  • Qconfirm - Tanler leaves
  • GC Busan Spear - yass joins

Roster Changes

November 19th: Yass to Play for GC Busan Spear Over ChanZo in APAC North Relegations

The hottest team in Korea outside of Cloud9, Gaming Club Busan Spear (GBS), has announced that it will be playing with Yoo "yass" Sang-hoon in place of Wonkyun "ChanZo" Jeon. The move comes as a surprise, having been announced right on the first day of their APAC North Relegations matches.

The team has enjoyed great success in Korea with ChanZo, finishing second to Cloud9 in the Korean Open 2020 - Summer, but it seems that a semi-finals loss to SGA eSports in the Autumn edition of the national tournament prompted GBS to make a change.

Despite that, GBS had beat both APAC North rivals, SCARZ and Talon Esports, by 2-0 margins in the Korean Open.

Fans will be familiar with yass, with the player having played for SCARZ in Stage 1 of the 2020 season of the APAC North Division. That's not all the top-flight experience yass has, having played for SCARZ in Seasons 10 and 11 of the Pro League as well, while also having had made it to the APAC Finals in Season 9 with Ageless.

Only time will tell, however, if GBS has made the right call with such a late change.

November 1st: Candy Replaces Merieux on Nora-Rengo Ahead of APAC North Relegations

Following the departure of Tsukasa "Merieux" Asano from the team, Nora-Rengo has signed Masahiro "Candy" Minagi from the Sengoku Gaming roster.

November 1st: Merieux Leaves Nora-Rengo Ahead of APAC North Relegations

After spending all of his top-flight career on Nora-Rengo, since the Six Invitational 2018 Japan Qualifier, Tsukasa "Merieux" Asano has left Nora-Rengo. His departure comes after Nora-Rengo finished in 10th place in the 12-team APAC North Division, thus sending the team to relegations.

The team is currently set to face eva:e in the APAC North Relegations on the 21st of November. The match is of particular note because former Nora-Rengo player Riku "Maavi" Kaizo had left Nora-Rengo, allegedly acrimoniously, and had joined eva:e right after.

Current eva:e player Maavi with Nora-Rengo at the OGA PIT Minor in 2019.

Merieux's departure means that only Toya "Papilia" Miyazawa remains on the team that made it to the semi-finals of both the Season 8 Pro League Finals and the Six Invitational 2019. For his part, Merieux will be retiring from Rainbow Six and will look towards pursuing a career in Valorant instead and is currently looking for a team.

His exit at this stage also leaves Nora-Rengo needing to gel with a new player ahead of their relegation game against eva:e. However, with no scheduled matches for the team to do so, until that game, the former APAC champions may be looking at relegation from the APAC North division for the 2021 season.

October 31st: Qconfirm Coach Tanler Leaves Team

After one year coaching the Thai players of Qconfirm, Tan "Tanler" Manosamut has left the team.

October 20: Ar7hur Leaves Nora-Rengo, Alleges Unpaid Salaries

After a disappointing 2020 season in the APAC North Division, Nora-Rengo's Brazilian coach of Arthur "Ar7hur" Schubert has announced that the 22nd of October will be his last day with the team. This is following confirmation that the Japanese team would have to play in Relegations.

Read the full article here.