Rolen Andrei Gabriel “skem” Ong has been moved to the position 6 role, OB.Neon Esports‘ organization announced on their official Facebook page the other day. This is because of his medical condition related to stress and pressure. Despite moving to the 6th position role, he will still be involved in the team’s coaching and drafting.
The team wrote in a statement, “UPDATE: Today ctm aka skem will be moved to pos 6 as he is still recovering from his medical condition. We believe that getting him away from the pressure and stress will hasten his recovery. He will still be involved in the team by coaching and drafting. Meantime, someone will be standing in for him. Can you guess who he is?“.
This roster changed is in the middle of both tournaments, BTS Pro Series Season 6: Southeast Asia and the Moon Studio Asian Showdown. Ryan “Raging Potato” Jay Qui, also a Filipino player will stand-in for him. The team emphasized that he is not kicked from the team.
OB.Neon Esports’ roster will be:
- John Anthony “Natsumi-” Vargas
- Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer
- Ryan “Raging Potato” Jay Qui
- Prieme Ejay “PlayHard” Banquil
- Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla
As of this writing, the team did not provide any specific date for skem’s return but most likely he will return to the team’s active lineup for the upcoming TI10 SEA regional qualifiers. They are currently 12th on the TI10 direct invite rankings.
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