Meta Athena join Contenders Korea Season 3 after failing to qualify for Contenders Season 2. They will play in place of their sister team, Meta Bellum, who held a guaranteed spot in Contenders Season 3.
This announcement marks the end of flex tank SanSam 's time with the team. He will enter into free agency. The last player that left Meta Athena was Kris , who left to join the Florida Mayhem Florida Mayhem OWL Rank #11 in mid October. SanSam is the only announced departure from the team.
The other new additions to the team come in the form of support players Apache and Named , tank player Enocass , and flex tank Hoon . For Hoon, this transition from the organization's sister team Meta Bellum Meta Bellum Korea Rank #0 marks his second time with Meta Athena, having competed under the name until October 2017. Similarly to Hoon, Apache also was moved from Meta Bellum, although he has not played for Meta Athena until this announcement. Prior to his time with Meta Bellum, he played with DeToNator.KOREA DeToNator.KOREA Inactive in both Contenders Pacific Season 1 Trials and Contenders Pacific Season 1, securing first place in both tournaments.
Named joins Meta Athena from MVP Space MVP Space Contenders KR Rank #5 , a team which he joined during a roster shuffle in June after failing to qualify for Korean Contenders Season 1 with CRusher CRusher Korea Rank #13 , although only as a backup. His only match played with MVP Space was in Season 2 Korean Contenders Trials against BM Hawk BM Hawk Rank #0 . He saw playtime on the last map of the series, Junktertown. His only other recorded matches were with CRusher prior to his time with MVP Space.
Enocass is the last new addition to the team, having only played for Armament Armament Inactive prior to this announcement. His last team failed to qualify for Contenders Korea Season 2, finishing in sixth place in Contenders Korea Season 2 Trials with a 2-5-0 win/loss/tie record behind Meta Athena.
The final preexisting members of Recry , Modern , innovation , and Mugunghwa have all been with the team and played in some sort of official match with Meta Athena barring DPS substitute Mugunghwa. Meta Athena's first match in the new Contenders will be against GC Busan Wave GC Busan Wave Contenders KR Rank #6 .