As was seen yesterday with Built By Gamers and Andbox making moves, many organizations in North America are using the NSG March tournament to test out roster swaps before VCT Stage 2. With the event already underway, Spacestation Gaming and Dignitas announced their changes at the last minute.
Spacestation have fully released Jordan “insky” Gonzalez, and will be bringing in David “DXN” Nguyen and Derrek “Derrek” Ha to trial for the event. Derrek, formerly of multiple top unsigned rosters including PUGSTARS, has been thrown around often lately as a player deserving of a big organization, while DXN was always very solid for Equinox Esports. Both have been Sova players, though, as has the already-signed Magno “Pr0phie” Ramos, so some role swapping will be required to get one on smokes and one on Sentinels or perhaps Breach.
On Dignitas’ end, they’ve benched Harrison “psalm” Chang, the first step towards his release as was reported yesterday. That report had Zander “FIEND” Bates possibly coming in to the roster, but instead Dignitas have revealed they’ll be trialing ex-Big Frames and EZ5 Jett GianFranco “koalanoob” Potestio. koalanoob boasts some pretty big stats, 249 ACS and 1.27 Rating, while playing on some of North America’s best unsigned teams over the last few months.
The group stages of NSG March have just kicked off. Spacestation play Spotlight in their opening match, while Dignitas are up against VIRTUOSO.
Spacestation Gaming’s NSG March lineup is:
Daniel “roca” Gustaferri
Kelden “Boostio” Pupello
Magno “Pr0phie” Ramos
David “DXN” Nguyen
Derrek “Derrek” Ha
Tristan “Ranger” Pehrson