CYCLOPS athlete gaming CYCLOPS athlete gaming Contenders PAC Rank #1 have released main tank SamuraiD following the expiration of his contract, which ended August 31. It is believed he will be temporarily replaced by DPS ta1yo until the team's Contenders season has concluded.
While SamuraiD competed with Japan Japan World Cup Rank #9 in the 2018 World Cup Incheon qualifier, they finished fourth, only finding wins in the group stage against Taiwan Taiwan World Cup Rank #0 and Hong Kong Hong Kong World Cup Rank #15 . Finland Finland World Cup Rank #4 and South Korea South Korea World Cup Rank #2 were the 2 teams that qualified for Blizzcon from that qualifier.
Meanwhile, in the Season 2 Contenders Pacific group stage, CYCLOPS finished first in their group with an undefeated record. Since the playoffs started, they have had close matches ending in 3-2 scorelines against EXL-Esports EXL-Esports Contenders PAC Rank #8 in the quarterfinals and Xavier Esports Xavier Esports Contenders PAC Rank #5 in the semifinals respectively.