With the ESEA Invite playoffs just around the corner, the top teams have been hard at work to ensure they're ready for the gauntlet that is the playoffs. With multi-map series matches and the stakes raising ever more, playoff hopeful Ascent has recently announced via Twitter that they will be moving their now former pocket soldier paddie to a substitute role and having the organization's CEO, Ma3laa return to play to fill in the team's vacancy.
Ma3laa returns once again (picture by Ness "uberchain" Delacroix and Jasmine "Jasbutts" Ho)
We attempted to reach out to the organization and its players, but were declined a comment.
That being said, Ma3laa's return to pocket soldier will be seen as odd by some, as the invite veteran is typically controlling the flanks as his team's roaming soldier. However, Ma3laa has past experience playing pocket soldier, most notably for brief periods during Insomnia55 with that iteration of Ascent that attended the event.
With their CEO once again at their side, the roster for Ascent going forward will be:
- Scout: corsa
- Scout: slemnish
- Roamer: marmaloo
- Pocket: Ma3laa
- Demoman: Bdonski
- Medic: Nursey