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NA Transfers: Latest Updates - Soniqs Decide Against Dream for New-Look Roster

Here's a quick summary of all the changes in the US and Canadian Division of the NA League, as well as the US Division of the Challenger League since the end of Stage 2!

As SiegeGG's hub for all roster changes in the transfer window post-Stage 2,  this page will be regularly updated with the latest transfer news. Check out the APACLATAM, and EU threads for changes within those regions as well.

Summary of Changes So Far

US Division:

  • Tempo Storm -- roster leaves org, team loses NAL spot
  • eUnited -- roster leaves org, team loses NAL spot, Alphama leaves
  • Susquehanna Soniqs -- SlebbeN, Gomfi, Iconic, and Easilyy benched, Easilyy retires, Dream and Creators decided against for new-look roster with Gryxr and Rexen

CA Division:

  • Merged into US Division
  • Mirage -- Forceful leaves, imp and devpetm leaves
  • Altiora -- Okward1HP joins as an analyst, Yurii leaves
  • LiViD Gaming -- Nyx, Cabal and Valor joins, Zigalo, RowdyOwly and Hiperzz leave, Valorr leaves
  • Nordik Esports -- Skvz, S4, Bosak and LakQi dropped

Roster Changes

January 12th: Soniqs Decide Against Dream for New-Look Roster

With it now clear that the new-look Susquehanna Soniqs roster would not carry over entirely from the Invitational-qualifiers 'SuprSoniqs' roster, team captain Seth "supr" Hoffman's announcement that Mitch "Dream" Malson will not be continuing with the roster (and will not be signing an official contract with the Soniqs itself) is of little surprise.

Speaking on stream, supr explained the reason for dropping the former Tempo Storm player, saying, "People don't want to play with Dream." However, he did clarify that "I personally don't have a problem with Dream."

The move comes after Dream's fellow ex-Tempo Storm teammate Tim "Creators" Humpherys had also left the experimental 'SuprSoniqs' roster following the Six Invitational 2021 Qualifiers.

As of today I have left the suprSoniqs and am open to T1 NA offers...

With this news, only supr himself, and the former eUnited duo of Pablo "Gryxr" Rebeil and Richie "Rexen" Coronado are still on the SuprSoniqs roster, with a number of players on trial for the two (or potentially more) open spots on the team.

Thanks to their Invitational non-qualification, though, the Susquehanna Soniqs will enjoy the luxury of time to fit the best pieces into their team. The transfer window is only set to officially open after the Six Invitational, while the 2021 new-look North American League season will start shortly after that.

January 9th: Valorr Leaves LiViD

saying, "People don't want to play with Dream." However, he did clarify that "I personally don't have a problem with Dream."

The Candadian Division team of LiViD Gaming's newest pickup, "Valorr" has left the team a month after joining.

Valorr previously spent a season on the Canadian Challenger League team of da slatts which finished the season in sixth place. On the team, he finished as the second-highest fragger with a remarkable 1.4 KD ratio. He now leaves LiViD one month and one day after joining as he is unable to move to Las Vegas with the rest of the lineup as the Canadian and US Divisions merge into one. 

This confirms that LiViD will be joining the new combined NA League alongside teams such as DZ, SSG and TSM to fill a spot left vacant by eUnited and Tempo Storm. It is unknown which of the other Canadian teams -- Mirage, Altiora and NordiK -- will be joining them there as of yet.

January 7th: Altiora's Coach of Yurii has Left the Team

The coach of the Six Invitational qualified team of Altiora, "Yurii", has left the team claiming that the org "is extremely shady, unprofessional and quite possibly the worst org I have ever worked for".

As stated in the Twitlonger below he wasn't paid during his time on the team as he helped them win both the 2020 Canadian champions title and the 2021 Six Invitational qualifier. The team is now left with just the analyst of "Okward1HP" working as staff as they prepare for their international debut.

I would like to start this off by saying I enjoyed my time working with the PLAYERS on Altiora. All of the players on ALT are extremely talented and I am proud of them for the hard work that they put in. I've decided to take the approach to leaving the team as professionally as possible, but know the Altiora org in itself is extremely shady, unprofessional and quite possibly the worst org I have ever worked for. I feel bad for the players that are stuck with Altiora. For anyone in the community wondering, I was not the reason Bandit was asked to be separated from the roster. It was a decision made by the players and I only supported the players in their decision because I worked for the players at that time not the org.

My time on Altiora was unpaid and uncontracted. But whilst there I did everything a paid coach in the T1 scene would do and then some. Just like previous rosters, I did this for the love of the game and for watching the players succeed. Words cannot express the excitement I felt for the players after watching them win the Canadian finals in a dominating fashion and then go on to qualify for Invite. Good luck to the players at Invite and in the NAL.

My departure isn't something the players wanted and was moreso forced by the org. I would have loved to stay with the roster and continue coaching them. As far as what comes next, I'm not totally sure. I'm open to offers and have a resume available. Thanks for reading.

January 7th: meepeY and DrewSpark Officially Leaves ex-eUnited Roster

The ex-eUnited roster's head coach, Matthew "meepeY" Sharples, and analyst, Drew  "DrewSpark" Sparks-Whitworth, have officially left the roster.

January 5th: Canadian & US Divisions Merged Together

The two divisions of the NA League have been merged into one, effectively ending the CA Challenger League and offering the CA-D teams spots in the new combined Pro-tier tournament. Find out more about this here.

December 28th: Nordik Esports Drops 4/5 Players

After successfully fending off relegations and securing a spot in the 2021 Canadian Division season, Nordik Esports has opted to drop four of its players in a move somewhat similar to that pulled off by the Susquehanna Soniqs earlier this month.

The team secured a second place in the CAD during Stage One before falling to a last-place finish in Stage two setting up a meeting against the CA Challenger League champions of Team Oblivion two weeks ago to keep their prestigious pro-tier spot. The team won this game in an extremely close three-map contest to keep Nordik at the top league only for most of the team -- Skvz, S4, Bosak, and LakQi -- all to be dropped leaving just StorMz and the coaches of oGrievous and Vezzy remaining on the team.

Off of this announcement, Skvz has announced his retirement from competitive R6S while the three other players will be looking for new opportunities in 2021. The one remaining player of StorMz survived as the standout player during Stage two with a 1.19 Rating -- the fourth best in the league -- compared to his closest teammate at 0.91

December 23rd: imp and devpetm Leave Mirage

Mirage's two analysts of Devin "Devpetm" Petmecky and Connor "imp" Smith have both left the Canadian Stage 1 & 2 champions leaving the team with no support staff to date.

December 22nd: Cabal Joins LiViD

One of Canadian Challenger League's standout players and relegation prospects of Cabal has joined LiViD to replace Hiperzz to mark the third change in the team in two weeks.

December 12th: Okward1HP Joins Altiora as Analyst

December 11th: Hiperzz Leaves LiViD Gaming

Marking the third exit from the team this week, William "Hiperzz" Niquette has announced a surprise exit from the lineup just ahead of their Six Invitational debut on Saturday.

December 11th: Alphama Leaves ex-eUnited Roster

The Frenchman of Léo "Alphama" Robine has left the former eUnited roster after the team had lost its license to compete in the North American League (NAL).

His North American team of eUnited had finished seventh in the 2020 season of the US Division of the NAL, but the organisation's departure from the scene meant that the roster would need a new organisation to play in the 2021 season.

Having required a visa to move to the United States and play with the other former eUnited players, Alphama has decided to return home to France ahead of its imminent expiry.

Unfortunately, Alphama may be out of the scene for the foreseeable future -- possibly until after the Six Invitational 2021, as per a Leon "neLo" Pesić tweet that expressed his own difficulties at being eligible to play until the transfer window opens then. However, he has expressed his desire to continue competing and his experience with the current Rogue roster and eUnited should make him an enticing prospect.

December 8th: Nyx and Valorr Joins LiViD Gaming

The ex-DZ, Reciprocity and Disrupt player of Zachary "Nyx" Thomas has announced he has joined LiViD's as the team's primary in-game leader alongside "Valorr". These two join to replace Brian "RowdyOwly" Tai and Massimo "Zigalo" Zimmerman after finishing the 2020 Candian Division season in third place.

Since turning 18, Nyx spent two years in NA Pro League which included a top-four finish at DreamHack Montreal and a second place finish at the Season 10 Finals on DarkZero, a runners-up finish at the US Nationals on Reciprocity (now known as Oxygen) and, most recently, finished in a disappointing seventh place on Disrupt Gaming during Stage one of the NA League. Now, after spending a few months on PogChamp, Nyx has returned to the top flights alongside another ex-Pro League player of Bryan as they try and make a name from the Canadian Division team of LiViD Gaming.

Joining him LiViD comes another player in Valorr who spent last season on the Canadian Challenger League team of da slatts which finished the season in sixth place. On the team, he finished as the second-highest fragger with a remarkable 1.4 KD ratio.

The team will debut this weekend in the North American Six Invitational Open Qualifiers where, despite limited time to practice together, they'll be hoping to make a statement against more well known US lineups.

December 3rd: Soniqs Bench SlebbeN, Gomfi, Iconic and Easilyy, Easilyy Retires

The Susquehanna Soniqs has opted to completely reform their lineup after finishing Stage two in a disappointing sixth place out of what is now just six teams. They have done this by replacing the entire team except for supr and jobro, the team's coach. Shortly after this announcement, Easilyy announced that this was the end of his professional career after three years of top-tier appearances.

You can read more about these changes in their dedicated article here.

November 21st: Tempo Storm Roster Released, Must Find New Organization

After finishing the 2020 NAL season in last place, Tempo Storm has decided to exit R6 esports, leaving their team without a spot in the 2021 tournament. You can learn more about the announcement here and what this means for the team, orgs and players here.

The Tempo Storm announcement.

November 12th: Forceful Leaves Mirage

The ex-Tempo Storm and current Mirage coach of Tanner "Forceful" McHattie has opted to leave Mirage after a disappointing NAL Qualifier appearance. He has instead joined the US Challenger League team of APE ahead of the Six Invitational qualifiers.

November 11th: eUnited Roster Released, Must Find New Organization

After finishing the 2020 NAL season in seventh place, eUnited has decided to exit R6 esports, leaving their team without a spot in the 2021 tournament. You can learn more about what happened, why it happened and what this means for the players here.

The eUnited announcement.

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And so, that's every change within the North American region so far in this transfer period. Check back here for more updates over the coming days!