OverDrive: smooya and NickelBack to represent FORZE at ESL Pro League Season 19

Esports athletes Owen "smooya" Butterfield and Aleksei "NickelBack" Trofimov will compete for FORZE at ESL Pro League Season 19. Insider Alexey "OverDrive" Birukov has obtained this information.

FORZE is forced to attend the tournament with stand-ins due to roster changes that were announced in early April. Evgeny "r3salt" Frolov has already departed the team and moved to Aurora, while Erkhan "gokushima" Bagynanov cannot continue competing after receiving a ban from the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) for participating in fixed matches.

smooya has been without a permanent team since January of this year, when he parted ways with The Witchers. In turn, NickelBack was moved to AMKAL's bench a week and a half ago.

The 19th season of ESL Pro League will take place in Malta and kicks off on April 23. FORZE will fight in Group C, the competition in which will be held approximately on April 29-30.

Should OverDrive's information be officially confirmed, FORZE's lineup for EPL S19 will look as follows:

 Alexandr "shalfey" Marenov
 Andrey "tN1R" Tatarinovich
Ivan "SELLTER" Miroshnikov
Owen "smooya" Butterfield
Aleksei "NickelBack" Trofimov

Origin: twitter.com