Mayhem Academy Mayhem Academy Contenders NA Rank #8 head coach Renanthera has parted ways with the team and has announced that he is looking for other opportunities in competitive Overwatch. In his place, Promise, former head coach for Young and Beautiful Young and Beautiful Contenders EU Rank #8 , will be filling his vacancy.
Promise left YaB after their defeat at the hands of Team Gigantti Team Gigantti Contenders EU Rank #2 in the Contenders Season 2 Europe quarterfinals. Young and Beautiful announced just recently that AskSolheim will be their new head coach for Contenders Season 3 Europe. The squad automatically qualified for Season 3 after a top eight finish and playoff berth in the season prior.
Renathera originally joined Mayhem Academy in late July after leaving Toronto Esports Toronto Esports Contenders NA Rank #5 the month prior. The newly formed academy roster consisted of some old and some new faces, with former London Spitfire London Spitfire OWL Rank #1 flex support HaGoPeun being the most standout name joining the roster. He was promoted to the Mayhem's Overwatch League team just last month.
While Renathera's tenure with Mayhem Academy may be over, he still has a hand in coaching Team Canada Canada World Cup Rank #0 in their upcoming World Cup matches. They will face off against France France World Cup Rank #1 November 2 in the first set of the day, at 3:15 PM EDT (12:15 PM PDT).
Mayhem Academy narrowly escaped being sent back to Contenders Trials North America by edging out GG Esports Academy GG Esports Academy North America Rank #1 for a spot in the postseason playoffs. They would eventually fall in the quarterfinals to XL2 Academy XL2 Academy Contenders NA Rank #2 .
Promise and Mayhem Academy have a guaranteed place in Contenders Season 3 North America. Contenders will start again sometime in November.