The North American organization has officially parted ways with its lineup following rumors of a disband.
The North American scene has been hit by another big development, as Tuesday saw Digital Chaos announce that it was making a major change to its roster. In this instance, a major chance meant a full disbanding of the team as the organization announced that all of its players were being released from their contracts. The announcement comes just a little over a month after the team signed four of the five members of the Animal Planet lineup along with Stanley “Stan King” Yang to form its new roster. The move also comes as the next development in what has been an odyssey for the now former players of the Digital Chaos. The team originally formed as Animal Planet back in January before signing with Iceberg Esports for around a month. Following a high profile departure from that organization the team return to the Animal Planet name before being signed by Digital Chaos in March, with that phase of the team’s existence now coming to an end as well.
In the wake of this most recent organizational shift, it is unclear what the squad plans to do moving forward. Former team captain Stan King has already been seen playing with is GG in NA Open Qualifiers, and appears to be sticking around with that lineup for the foreseeable future. Even without Stan King, the four remaining players could look to revive Animal Planet once again and continue playing together, but it will need to look for a new member of its roster. The former captain of the team, Kartik “kirtrak” Rathi, has been playing as a stand-in for compLexity Gaming recently and seems like a bit of a long shot to join a reformed Animal Planet. Of course, the possibility exists that the former Digital Chaos players decide not to stay together and go their separate ways over the final months of the season. With so many squads in the region having forgone their eligibility for invites to the TI8 Regional Qualifiers, there are numerous roster spots available that the former Digital Chaos players could look to lock up. For now, the North American region has lost a potential contender, but we shall continue watching the scene with significant interest to see where DC’s former players end up heading into TI8.
The former roster of Digital Chaos prior to the disband:
- Ravindu “Ritsu” Kodippili (Carry)
- Jonathan “bryle” De Guia (Mid)
- David “MoonMeander” Tan (Offlane)
- Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling (Support)
- Stanley “Stan King” Yang (Support) (Captain)