North American Contenders team Third Impact Third Impact Contenders NA Rank #6 iCy John Kazura off tank Lr1s Kim Seung-Hyun (김승현) flex support ta1yo Sean Taiyo Henderson dps zYKK Thomas Hosono dps Decod Jørgen Myrlund tank Zholik Blake Solberg support announce the signings of DPS player ta1yo and flex support Lr1s . Additionally, the team also announced that Zholik will be remaining with the team.

Both players were playing in Contenders Pacific in the most recent season. ta1yo played for Japanese team JUPITER, while Lr1s played for Southeast Asian team Far East Society.

ta1yo is a storied player in the Pacific scene, having been around since 2017. He made a name for himself on the Japanese World Cup team in 2017, and has been flying the Japanese flag at the World Cup ever since. In Contenders, he played with CYCLOPS athlete gaming during Contenders 2018 Season 2: Pacific and clinched the runners-up position before the team disbanded. Since then, he joined JUPITER with mixed results. JUPITER finished in the semifinals in the first season of Contenders 2019, but failed to make it to playoffs in the second season, finishing last in the round robin. ta1yo did not play that season as he was benched earlier in the year to focus on his studies.

According to a post made by JUPITER, ta1yo will only be loaned to Third Impact.

Lr1s, in contrast, is a relative newcomer to the scene. While he has played for Meta Athena and Goin Water S, his Contenders debut was with Far East Society in the last season of Contenders Pacific. Though only joining midway through the season, he never lost a match during the regular season, allowing Far East Society to finish in second place in the round robin. The team then finished in the semifinals after falling to Global Esports.

Third Impact has been overhauling their roster during the Contenders offseason. Only Zholik will remain with the team from the last season. They also announced the signing of Triumph tank duo iCy and Decod. Third Impact now have five players on their roster, needing a DPS player to round it out.

The Contenders seeding tournament that Third Impact will be participating in will begin on January 6.

Third Impact Third Impact Contenders NA Rank #6 iCy John Kazura off tank Lr1s Kim Seung-Hyun (김승현) flex support ta1yo Sean Taiyo Henderson dps zYKK Thomas Hosono dps Decod Jørgen Myrlund tank Zholik Blake Solberg support are:

  • Sean "ta1yo" Taiyo Henderson (DPS)
  • John "iCy" Kazura (Off-tank)
  • Jørgen "Decod" Myrlund (Tank)
  • Kim "Lr1s" Seung-Hyun (김승현) (Flex Support)
  • Blake "Zholik" Solberg (Support)

Their coaches are:

  • Alex "ByZenith" Ames (Head Coach)
  • Nathan "Natter" Pitchaikani (Coach)
  • Alexander "Sword" Szymkiewicz (Assistant coach)
  • Zouheir "GetAmazed" Baba (Assistant coach)