Team Leviathan have announced that the team is disbanding. The North American squad has been a constant fixture in the scene since 2014 with a strong presence in regional tournaments and qualifiers. Members of the team are reported to be free agents, looking for new teams.
.@Leviathandota is pretty much disbanded at this point if anybody's looking for free agents.
— Andrew Jenkins (@JenkinsDota) March 4, 2016
Team Leviathan disbanded after several roster changes in the last two months. In January, both Luis “Zyzz” Perez and Michael “FlyingZebra” Stanus-Ghib parted ways with the team. Bill “Boris”, Shane Milke Oliver joined as replacements and shortly departed thereafter.
FlyingZebra took on the captain role in Brian “BananaSlamJamma” Canavan’s team, Enemy.
The core of the team Josh “Shiibbyy” Trenholm, Andrew “Jenkins” Jenkins and Jason “Nesham” Newsham have now decided to end their venture after a long and turbulent run.
The squad had failed to reach consistent and substantial results as well has having difficulties securing stable rosters and sponsorship. They were always a constant fixture in the North American scene and had a strong presence in regional events.
Team Leviathan is a starter gaming organization consisting of a group of friends who decided to get serious about their careers and moved into a team house located in Florida.
The squad was picked up by Flipside Tactics in June 2014. They left the organization in October 2014, when they decided to venture out into a full organization themselves.
Michael “FlyingZebra” Stanus-Ghib joined Team Leviathan in January 2015. After the team failed to qualify for The International 5, Eric “Shredder” Sheeder decided to take a leave of absence from the competitive scene, in order to focus on his studies. He was replaced by Francis “FranGay” Lee, on July 24th.
They were picked up by Team Imagine on August 18th, when two well-known North American League of Legends teams – Imagine and Odyssey – merged into a multi-gaming organization.
Leviathan’s sponsorship dropped when Team Imagine’s chairman, Martin Shkreli – also CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals – has been the subject of global outrage when he purchased the rights to an AIDS drug and promptly raised its price overnight by 5500%, from $13.50 to $750.00 per pill.
The team has taken 2nd at BTS Americas #2, the title at the Sudamerican Master 3 and a very commendable 5th place at WCA 2015.
compLexity’s Luis “Zyzz” Perez joined the team in time for the Shanghai Major in December 2015.
Team Leviathan roster:
Josh “Shiibbyy” Trenholm
Andrew “Jenkins” Jenkins
Jason “Nesham” Newsham