In a twitlonger message to fans Rasmus “MiSeRy” Filipsen revealed that the members of Digital Chaos have separated from the organization and in their place, Team Onyx has been signed.
The big reveal comes only one week after Shannon “SUNSfan” Scotten, co-owner and founder of Digital Chaos announced his parting of ways from the organization and two weeks prior to the start of the Kiev Major.
“We will be in Kiev under our new team name the “Thunderbirds” as well as attending The Summit 7 in May. We wish DC and their new team, the former “Onyx” lineup, all the best.”
Coach William “Blitz” Lee and manager Alyssa Thompson will remain with the current squad – Thunderbirds.
On the other hand, Thomas Hancock, co-owner welcomed their new roster – Team Onyx who made their entrance into the Americas region this season featuring Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho, Kanishka ‘Sam’ “BuLba” Sosale, Kim “DuBu” Doo-young, Mason “mason” Venne and Abed Azel “Abed” Yusop. They blindsided the world in the Kiev Major qualifiers, upsetting CompLexity Gaming 2:1 in the grand finals.
“We believe in the Onyx squad and what they can do and we will provide them with the best playing environment we can. We believe we will be the right organization for this team as they go into the Kiev Major and make a run at TI7. The team house will remain in Arizona and the DigitalChaos brand will be run by myself and others from Arizona.”
Since their inception, the Team Onyx competed in the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 American Qualifier and Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 Americas Qualifier with their only official tournament being Elimination Mode 3.0 where they placed 3-4th.
Team Onyx/new DC roster
Mason ‘mason’ Venne
Sam ‘BuLba’ Sosale
Kim ‘DuBu’ Doo-young
Jimmy ‘DeMoN’ Ho
Abed Azel ‘Abed’ Yusop