Team Rave announced that the organization will be inactive for a period of time but will certainly return with a new roster. The announcement leaves room for speculation, alluding that Jio “Jeyo” Madayag will be kept as a team member.
The announcement was made on Rave’s official Facebook page. According to the brief statement, the organization will take a hiatus but will return to competitive gaming. The featured picture suggests that “Jeyo” will remain on the team. Jio “Jeyo” Madayag has not yet confirmed his continued association with the team.
To all our fans, Rave will be “Reborn” in a few months. This inactivity will lead to a better Rave to continue the #RAVEvolution. Let’s be patient and continue the support. God Bless!
Rave roster changes timeline
TI5 Sea qualifiers
Despite their strong performances in the SEA region and in international tournaments, when Rave was eliminated, 0:2, by MVP.Phoenix in the Lower Bracket finals of the TI5 SEA qualifiers, the team disbanded soon after.
Jeyo and Ninjaboogie status
Earlier in June, Mineski.net revealed that the team had registered for one of their open qualifiers with a new roster that included three of the original members – Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa, Djardel “chrissy” Jicko b. Mampusti, Mark “Cast” Pilar, plus two other players.
The released information prompted Team Rave’s confirmation on the roster changes. The organization indicated that Ninjaboogie has retired from competitive gaming and Jeyo has returned to Canada for some time.
Ninjaboogie then released a contradictory statement regarding his status.
Departure of Cast, Chrissy and ryOyr
Six days later, Mark “cast” Pilar made an announcement, stating that the Rave trio had parted ways with the organization to form their own new team.
Two days after the departure of Cast, Chrissy and Ryoyr, MSI-Evolution Gaming announced they had picked up the Rave trio alongside Marvin “Boombacs” Rushton and Marc “Polo” Fausto. The new team is registered to play in the Mineski MPGL 7 open qualifiers.
Rave is a South Korean organization. Their latest roster was comprised of Filipino players, who were supported by the organization and moved from the Philippines to a team house in South Korea, in an effort to provide them with better conditions to train and compete in, as the Philippines is widely known to have one of the worst Internet conditions in the South East Asian region.