Samsung Morning Stars have announced the release of their Samsung Morning Stars Black roster. The organization retains the squad's sister team, Samsung Morning Stars Samsung Morning Stars Contenders EU Rank #9 Caspere Casper Elvelid dps ksp Kai Collins dps Leaf Lucas Loison dps mowzassa Tiago Rodrigues tank DragonEddy Edmondo Cerini flex Nisa Federico Portolani support dridro Arthur Szanto support Ex0rath Tomas Kotacka support .

Morning Stars Black competed with Morning Stars Blue in Open Division Europe last season, qualifying for playoffs with their sister team. Black failed to advance far enough into playoffs to qualify for Trials, however, while Blue did.

Despite qualifying for Trials, Samsung Morning Stars Blue failed to qualify for Contenders after going 2-5 and finishing seventh in Trials. The team will have to play through Open once again if they want another opportunity to qualify for Contenders.

Among the list of released Morning Stars Black members, the organization did not include support player Nisa. Whether that was an oversight or a hint that he may be moving to Morning Stars Blue remains to be seen.

The roster of Samsung Morning Stars Black was:

  • Edoardo "carnifex" Badolato (DPS)
  • Lee "claris" Gun-ho (이건호) (Flex)
  • Mattia "fighteR" Cassai (Flex)
  • Francesco "Bimbz" De Luca (Tank)
  • Song "Quartermain" Ji-hoon (송지훈) (Support)
  • Federico "Nisa" Portolani (Support)
  • Alessio "SharPPP" Mameli (Coach)