Today, @GRUNToEsports and @harbleuOW have parted ways.— GRUNTo Overwatch (@GRUNToOW) July 5, 2019
Harb, thank you for being a great representative of this organization. We will always be grateful for the work that you put in, and for how much you have done for this team.
Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/7moEx3uePP
No longer with @GRUNToEsports. Was a blast competing with the team for the past 6 months and would have liked to see how far we could go this season but thats life. LFT Academy/Contenders/OWL— Anthony Ballo (@harbleuOW) July 5, 2019
He’s not lost anymore.— GRUNTo Overwatch (@GRUNToOW) July 5, 2019
Please join us in welcoming our new Main Tank, @UMTAEOW! Umtae joins us from NA Contenders team Bermuda, and we’re excited to have him join the squad! #OneAboveTheRest pic.twitter.com/QZk3vEk6F4
harbleu had been a member of the roster since before they rose up into Contenders through Contenders Trials at the beginning of the year. He and his teammates finished third in Trials and then in the top six of North America East, earning automatic qualification into the next season of Contenders.
His team, Chicken Contendies, signed with GRUNTo Esports before the start of the new Contenders season. They won each of their first three Contenders matches despite playing with a stand-in main tank in their most recent match.
The team began their season with TiZi at main tank, but he left for a new opportunity prior to the team's third match. They played with Cameron as a stand-in main tank for that match. Cameron will not be the team's permanent main tank, instead the position will be filled by Umtae.
Umtae has spent the last several months competing with Bermuda. He has split playtime at main tank with Chayne during that time. He will now be the his team's starting tank on GRUNTo.
GRUNTo still lacks a completed roster, however. They will need a new player to replace harbleu before their next match against Bermuda. That match is on July 10.
- Cameron "Wub" Johnson (DPS)
- Noah "salty" Smith (Off-tank)
- Um "Umtae" Tae-hyeong (엄태형) (Tank)
- Robert "robdab" Garcia (Flex support)
- Blake "Zholik" Solberg (Support)
- Jason "HTPHarold" Hebblewhite (Support)
Their coaching staff is: