The former roster of GRUNTo Esports GRUNTo Esports Inactive , who split with the organization at the beginning of the month, has rebranded as Third Impact Third Impact Contenders NA Rank #9 . Additionally, support player HTPHarold has revealed he will move to a coaching role.
Looks like we finally fixed that static issue.— Third Impact (@ThirdImpactGG) August 10, 2019
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We're really glad that we can keep Harold on the team as he transitions to a coaching role. He's a fantastic teammate, and we're lucky to keep him around. We're excited to see what he can do in a coaching role! https://t.co/4zb7t2LiKa— Third Impact (@ThirdImpactGG) August 11, 2019
Third Impact parted ways with the GRUNTo Esports organization shortly after they finished the regular season of Contenders North America East. They earned the second seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs after finishing the season 6-1.
At the time of their departure, Bam, the team's social media manager said, "We wanted to do our own thing. We have a vision for the way we want things to run and operate, and we believe that going on our own was the best way of doing that."
Despite that, he said the team was still willing to listen to organizations and offers.
HTPHarold had been a support for the roster since they first entered Contenders Trials as Chicken Contendies at the beginning of the year. His playing time was limited, however, as he only played in one match between two Contenders seasons. As a result, he has moved to a coach and has decided to focus on helping Third Impact's current support players.
Two teams from North America East will qualify for the Contenders Gauntlet later this year. If they win their semifinal match, Third Impact will qualify for the Gauntlet.
They play that semifinal match on August 13.
- Cameron "Wub" Johnson (DPS)
- Stefan "Spectr9l" Fiskerstrand (DPS)
- Noah "salty" Smith (Off-tank)
- Um "Umtae" Tae-hyeong (엄태형) (Tank)
- Robert "robdab" Garcia (Flex support)
- Blake "Zholik" Solberg (Support)
Their coaching staff is: