Today we announce that we have mutually parted ways @iLka_ow.— ATL Academy (@ATLAcademyOW) June 7, 2019
We are thankful for everything he has contributed to our incredible run this season, & we cannot wait to see what the future holds for him! #ATLWin pic.twitter.com/Y6me8uyILE
Today we also announce the release of @berd_ow.— ATL Academy (@ATLAcademyOW) June 7, 2019
Berd, you are an outstanding teammate and talent.
We are forever grateful for the incredible seasons you have helped us weave together and we wish you the best of luck in all of your future opportunities! #ATLWin #BerdIsTheWerd pic.twitter.com/zopwH2DC9g
Both joined in March, with iLka being added to the team before berd. berd joined the roster at the end of the month as an addition from Second Wind, while iLka joined after working with One.PoinT before.
The loss of berd puts the team without a flex support, despite the team still having six total players. The team has the option of recruiting a flex support from another region, as PERFACT and FunnyAstro are the team's only two international players. ATL Academy have in the past moved DPS player saucy to flex support, as they did prior to signing berd.
iLka's departure also makes head coach LegitRc the team's only coach.
ATL Academy have been invited back for the next Contenders season due to their second place finish in the North America West region of Contenders. There is not a known date yet for the start of the next Contenders season. However, Contenders Trials competition has not yet concluded. The final week of matches is set to play this week.