According to HSL staff, Blizzard took away Eagle Gaming's spot following a violation of Blizzard's rules regarding their failure to adequately pay players. Blizzard awarded HSL the Eagle spot as the next highest Trials team left in the field.
Their finish in Contenders Trials Season 3 Europe was good enough for fifth place, just short of a regular automatic berth in Contenders Season 3. In a typical Contenders season, only the top four Trials teams would enter Contenders.
HSL have not announced any roster changes alongside their Contenders entry. They will enter competition with the same roster they competed with in Contenders Trials.
Contenders Europe Season 3 begins November 18.