Support player Jer , main tank Moopey , and DPS Rina have announced that they have left XL2 Academy XL2 Academy Contenders NA Rank #4 BiaNcA Kim Dong-wook (김동욱) off tank Haku Robert Blohm flex support buds Casey McIlwaine dps ksp Kai Collins dps GIG Rick Salazar tank Ojee Christian Han support , the academy team of the New York Excelsior New York Excelsior OWL Rank #10 JJoNak Bang Sung-hyeon (방성현) flex support MekO Kim Tae Hong off tank Libero Kim Hye-sung (김혜성) dps Nenne Jeong Yeon-kwan dps Mano Kim Dong-gyu (김동규) tank ANAMO Jeong Tae-seong (정태성) support .

The last time XL2 Academy was in the news was when DPS player Speedily joined as the team's eighth member last month. These three departures put the team's size at five players and three staff members.

Jer has been a part of XL2 since the team's 2018 Contenders Season 3 roster, and both Rina and Moopey were added as players last February when they departed from Second Wind.

XL2 Academy placed 5th-6th in the most recent Contenders season in the North America West region; they were defeated in the quarterfinal playoffs by eventual runner-up team ATL Academy.

The dates for the next Contenders season have not been announced yet, but Contenders Trials competition for North America is currently underway.

The current roster of XL2 Academy XL2 Academy Contenders NA Rank #4 BiaNcA Kim Dong-wook (김동욱) off tank Haku Robert Blohm flex support buds Casey McIlwaine dps ksp Kai Collins dps GIG Rick Salazar tank Ojee Christian Han support is:

  • Kim "Yaki" Jun-gi (김준기) (DPS)
  • Nicholas "Speedily" Zou (DPS)
  • Kim "Kirby" Dong-wook (김동욱) (Off-tank)
  • Adrian "Akawa" Kawa (Tank)
  • Robert "Haku" Blohm (Flex Support)

And their staff are:

  • Joon "Wiz" Lee Hae (Head Coach)
  • Jonathan "Jon" Tran (Assistant Coach)
  • Adam "Adam" Eckel (Player Manager)