The signing of the pair of players follows the release of three international players from the XL2 roster, including two Koreans. Under the new Contenders ruleset, teams may not have anymore than three players from outside their region unless they are grandfathered in from a previous season.
They are the first additions to a roster that shed all but one player. The organization has announced on Twitter they are holding tryouts for locals to the New York City area and the team's three North American drops said they were cut to make space for New Yorkers.
Both Yaki and Kirby were members of MVP Space last Contenders season. In fact, both players had been members of the MVP organization for nearly two years. Yaki played DPS for the team while Kirby played off-tank.
XL2 still need at least a main tank, a second DPS and a flex support. According to XL2's tweet, they have yet to finalize their lineup for the next season of Contenders.
They are automatically invited to Contenders North America 2019 Season 1. The starting date for Contenders Season 1 has yet to be announced.
- Kim "Yaki" Jun-gi (김준기) (DPS)
- Kim "Kirby" Dong-wook (김동욱) (Off-tank)
- Jeremy "Jer" Santacruz (Support)
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