After a half year tenure, nerdRage has dropped their sponsorship on the French roster of top5rocket, in the wake of bad results in recent ETF2L matches. Under the nerdRage name, they achieved several notable finishes, such as finishing 3rd on the ETF2L Season 26 Premiership table, and 2nd during the Gamer’s Assembly LAN back in April.
In a TFTV forum post, Ombrack further clarifies why his team was dropped from nerdRage:
nerdRage dropped us because of our poor results, which isn't a shock at all considering maintaining a high level of performance was one of the prerequisite to stay within the org. Unfortunately, our roster shuffles weren't as good as we'd have hoped.
To be honest, we were considering leaving the org after the last week of Season 27, so by no means this puts us in a difficult situation or whatsoever. We weren't attending i61 anyway, with or without nerdrRage, thus no plans are currently postponed or cancelled.
This has been a interesting experience anyway; I don't think any of us regret that we joined nerdRage in the middle of Season 26.
I don’t know if the org plans to stay in the scene with another team or no, and at this point my guess is as good as yours.
We got a cool shirt out of it, and maybe a bit of exposure, so that's really fine by me. Now we can go back to the good old top5 and hopefully start to in again. :)”
The team is opting back to their most well known team name, top5rocket, with them still retaining their roster. As of this moment, they're currently in 7th place in the ETF2L Season 27 Premiership regular season.
The roster for the return of top5rocket are:
- Scout: Namtac
- Scout: Néo
- Roamer: Corbac
- Pocket: Glastry
- Demoman: Elacour
- Medic: Ombrack