Following a 4th place finish in RGL Invite Season 4, Witness Gaming returns with a new roster of players eyeing up the RGL Season 5 trophy. Three former dexter’s lab members reunite to form make up half of this iteration of the Witness Gaming lineup. Rio will play the Combo Scout for the roster with, ex- Morning Light Roamer SOOOOOAPYMEiSTER playing Pocket Soldier alongside Toy on Medic to round out the combo. Joining them is Roamer, ether, with exile making his Invite Scout debut, while logan finishes the roster as the team’s Demoman for this season. This roster technically debuted under the black swan (or exile's team on the RGL site) moniker for the recent RGL Winter Cup 2021 where they placed 6th, with a win over Alan Gaming.
We sat down with Witness Gaming founder and team sponsor witness to talk about the roster he's picked up this season:
TEAMFORTRESS.TV: I'd like to know your thoughts on this season's roster/your thoughts about each player making up the WG roster this season and they're performance together in the past?
witness: I'm really happy to be sponsoring this group and I've personally known everyone on the roster for a pretty long time! There's a ton of talent on this current iteration of Witness Gaming and I'm really excited to see how this group develops as the season progresses...I'm really happy to be sponsoring this group and I'm excited to see how they all grow as a group. There's a pretty good mix of people with various levels of Invite experience and everyone is really amped to put in the work and level up their game!
witness: Rio is a returning Witness Gaming player and a really good friend of mine. He'll be playing Combo scout this season and there's no one else I'd feel more comfortable tackling that role. He brings an excellent leadership presence to our comms and his play is very solid as well. He kinda bounced around between Scout and Solider last season, but Rio is dedicated and I expect him to be an extremely valuable player for us.
witness: Exile is going to be playing his first Invite season on Scout and I'm really excited to see how he develops as we go deeper and deeper into the season. He's really been putting in the work in terms of having a really healthy mindset and actively watching demos, working on his DM, and talking strats before and after scrims.
witness: Most of this iteration of Witness Gaming is coming dexter's lab and ether is no exception but he brings some really great stuff to the table for us. ether works really well with most of this group and he's a really strong soldier overall. From what I've seen in scrims ether and exile work really well together on flank with fantastic DM and awesome cohesion.
witness: I love watching Soapy play, he's an exciting player with a really strong drive to compete and improve. He really brings a lot of velocity and impact as pocket to this team and I'm really happy to have him on after he played a really solid season with Morning Light.
Logan will be playing on Demo this season and I think he brings a really great amount of talent to Witness Gaming. Every night he puts up really solid numbers on the log sheet and every night he's always playing out of his mind. The kid is amazing to watch and is a great addition to our combo this season.
witness: Toy is a medic with a ton of high level experience and bring some great mechanical skills and some clutch to the table. I've seen in scrims numerous times Toy hitting some nuts arrows or making some excellent heads up play that tips close team fights into our favor.
Keep your eyes peeled for this season’s Witness Gaming:
- Scout: exile
- Scout: Rio
- Roamer: ether
- Pocket: SOOOOOAPYMEiSTER
- Demoman: logan
- Medic: Toy