Team Archon are down to two players as Brian “FLUFFNSTUFF” Lee and Bryant “Whitebeard” Lehwald have parted ways with the team. Just last week the team lost Jio “Jeyo” Madayag when he returned to SEA to play for Rave Dota. The new roster has not yet been revealed. Team Fire has been reignited by “FLUFFNSTUFF” and will include “Whitebeard”, Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho, “DragonFist” and Justin “justin” Rosselle.
@FLUFFDota and I have been released from Archon but will still be playing together. Looking forward to more dota 2!~
— Bryant Lehwald (@whiteBeardDotA) March 19, 2016
Shortly after the announcement of the departure of Brian “FLUFFNSTUFF” Lee and Bryant “Whitebeard” Lehwald, the reinstatement of Team Fire was revealed. The team also quickly released their new roster and made their debut in the BTS Americas 4 later in the night. They lost 1:2 to T-Show from Brazil.
The new roster now also includes “DragonFist”, Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho and Justin “justin” Rosselle. DragonFist, DeMoN and whiteBeard all played together in Summer’s Rift prior to TI5. justin played in As1 and HW&CoP with DeMoN most recently.
Archon has been replaced by Team FIRE in #BTSAmericas. Fire roster: Fluff, Whitebeard, Justin, Dragonfist, and Demon.
— Dakota (@KotLguy) March 19, 2016
The beginning of the roster changes for Team Archon begain on March 10th when Jio “Jeyo” Madayag parted ways with Team Archon to return to SEA alongside ex-teammate Michael “Ninjaboogie” Ross.
The departure of FLUFFNSTUFF and Bryant Whitebeard now brings the Team Archon down to two players – David “Moo” Hull and Jaron “monkeys-forever” Clinton. There has been no official word from Team Archon about replacements, but in response to their withdrawal from BTS America 4, it was reported that they were not ready to reveal the roster but anticipate doing so for EPICENTER Moscow qualifiers.
New Archon roster was not revealed in BTS America because we did not hold a majority of the team, but will be in action at Epicenter
— David Hull (@ArchonMoo) March 20, 2016
Team Archon picked up FIRE on the eve of ESL One New York, October 3rd. The team’s impressive qualification for the event had been rewarded with a new sponsorship, adding to the hype of their first LAN together as a squad.
The team placed 6th at the event and continued to yield similar placement results following – 8th in Dota 2 Canada Cup, 4th in ProDota Cup, 2nd in BTS Americas.
The team qualified for the Shanghai Majors but were the first to be eliminated, taking 13-16th place.
Team Archon roster:
David “Moo” Hull
Jaron “monkeys-forever” Clinton
Fire was founded three years ago, by FLUFFNSTUFF, Jeyo, Michael “ixmike88” Ghannam, Tyler “TC” Cook, and Tony “HANNAH_MONTANA” Talavera. In February 2012, the squad was picked up by compLexity Gaming and disbanded shortly after The International 2012. The team resurfaced for a brief period of time, in December 2014, only to disband again at the beginning of this year.
Team Fire roster:
Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho
Justin “justin” Rosselle
Brian “FLUFFNSTUFF” Lee
Bryant “Whitebeard” Lehwald