Arachne, former tank player for Mighty AOD, has joined ZenGaming eSports as a coach, as per a forum post made by Arachne on Inven. Arachne last competed for Mighty AOD in the Nexus Cup 2016 Grand Final, leaving the team shortly after. He has been learning English during his absence from the competitive Overwatch scene, enabling his move to the west as a coach.
ZenGaming, formerly known as (ex-)x4ckers, are Israel's best team and a consistent presence in European play, competing in numerous monthlies and cups. However the team has struggled to compete with the region's top talent, failing to advance past the opening stages of numerous events. Most recently the team came up short in the qualifiers of Contenders EU Season Zero, falling to Misfits and Alfa Squad in the round of 32. The addition of Arachne may be what the team needs to take the next step and challenge top teams.
Want to see ZenGaming in action? Well you're in luck as all but one player on the team will travel to Burbank to represent Israel in the World Cup Qualifiers. This will provide the team with the opportunity to face a selection of some of Europe's best talent, as they will compete in all-European Group H alongside the United Kingdom, Belgium and Germany.
The ZenGaming eSports roster is now:
- Josh "eqo" Corona (DPS)
- Elad "KAFEEEEEE" Vaaknin (Flex)
- Shon "ShonP" Trikisha (Flex)
- Michael "DeadlyMich" Goltzfarb (Tank)
- Danny "awkward" Novak (Support)
- Andrey "fragon" Katz (Support)
- Lee "Arachne" Ji Won (Coach)