One more for the backline. Please welcome @dridroOW!— Uprising Academy (@UprisingAcad) July 1, 2020
From Uprising Academy GM @Andrewkendo: “Very excited to add Arthur to our support line! It will be a lot of fun to watch Aztac and Dridro as a tandem.” pic.twitter.com/x7XLCfM0Eu
Firepower on the way. Welcome @WayfastOW!— Uprising Academy (@UprisingAcad) July 1, 2020
From Uprising Academy GM @Andrewkendo: “Good to finally see Wayfast make it to Uprising Academy. Tomer has been on our radar for some time now, and we believe he has tremendous potential as a player.” pic.twitter.com/4b8lz2mfBN
The two additions are the latest in a string of changes Uprising Academy have made following a disappointing Contenders season where they missed the playoffs. The team has split with Doggo and signed flex support Aztac last week.
This will be dridro's first team since the Montreal Rebellion disbanded in April earlier this year. Uprising Academy is the second academy team he's joined, the first being the Rebellion.
Wayfast, on the other hand, will be joining an academy team for the first time. He was last a member of Raspberry Racers, who made it to the grand finals of Contenders 2020 Europe Season 1. He and his teammates lost the grand final to the British Hurricane.
Uprising Academy now have seven players on their roster. They have a player at every position. They are North America's only academy team at this time.
- Thomas "TAP" Alexander Prins (DPS)
- Tomer "Wayfast" Gishri (DPS)
- Nick "False" Wiseman (Off-tank)
- Timber "kraandop" Rensen (Tank)
- Park "Aztac" Jeong-soo (박정수) (Flex Support)
- Arthur "dridro" Szanto (Support)
- Lin "SixFeet" Shen Xia (Support)
Their staff is: