North American Contenders team Second Wind Second Wind Contenders NA Rank #4 have announced the departures of DPS Frill , flex support Haku and head coach maid . The team stated each left for new opportunities.
Second Wind turned heads in Contenders Season 3 by starting the season 4-0, including three wins over academy teams. They made it to the semifinal of Contenders North America before losing 3-0 to Fusion University. Their success was despite the fact that Second Wind was an unsponsored team.
Their performance was good enough to secure a place in Contenders 2019 Season 1, making them only one of two North American teams to automatically qualify for Contenders without being an academy team. The only other team to do so was First Generation, who are also unsponsored.
Frill and Haku will leave the team for the first time since the new Second Wind roster came together shortly before Contenders Trials Season 3 in October. maid left the team once before this offseason due to the unfavorable schedule coaching a North American team creates for him, but decided against his decision and came back to the team shortly after.
Second Wind still have five players on their roster and two coaches. The team will seek to rebuild and replicate their performance from Season 3.
- Justin "RinaVX" Jeon (DPS)
- Chris "MirroR" Trịnh (DPS)
- Nathan "FrdWnr" Goebel (Off-tank)
- Adrian "Akawa" Kawa (Tank)
- Joshua "Tehpwnzorr" Nguyen (Support)