While on the outside it appeared as though the roster of vagabonds on Bench Boys was collapsing, the team received an unlikely boon in Ali "Alicus" Saba's departure from Misfits. Alicus helped the roster conduct tryouts and fill up the slots in order to form a team he felt could compete for the next few months. While Laser Kittenz will compete in the upcoming Overwatch PIT Championship, the team's goals lie farther down the road—Alicus has made it known that he plans to bring this organization into contention for a spot in the Overwatch League.
In a statement with ESPN, Alicus mentioned that the team is in no rush to take a deal and will continue to mull over all their options. Their policy is to focus on performance first; they'll worry about the other details afterwards.
We are ecstatic to announce our new Overwatch team:19 March 2017
The team is composed of the remaining half of Bench Boys and some high octane free agents. Nikolaj "Zaprey" Moyes has not seen competition since the early days with Misfits, but after trialling with the team, he proved himself enough for another chance at the professional scene. Nesh was best known for his stint with NRG, but after harbleu was signed, he sought out an opportunity to compete with then-Bench Boys in Europe.
The team will be actively managed by Alicus and coached by former pro Chris "spazzo" Infante. He will additionally serve as a substitute should the team need to fill in for a support.
The Laser Kittenz roster is composed of:
- Finley "Kyb" Adisi (DPS)
- Nikolaj "Zaprey" Moyes (DPS)
- German "Nesh" Kobrin (DPS)
- Sergi "Winghaven" Torras (Tank)
- Carl "crems" Aspehult (Support)
- Luís "Greyy" Perestrelo (Support)
- Chris "spazzo" Infante (Coach)