Team Vitality releases Scrub Killa, adds Alpha54 for RLCS Season 9

January 15, 2020 - 19:22
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It’s official: Renault Sport Team Vitality announced today that it has parted ways with Scrub Killa following three seasons, which included an RLCS World Championship win in Season 7 and a grand finals appearance at last month’s Season 8 World Championship.

In his place comes ex-TSM player Yanis “Alpha54” Champenois to complete an all-French lineup alongside Alexandre “Kaydop” Courant and Victor “Fairy Peak” Locquet. The communication barrier was said to be a factor in Scrub’s release, despite his immense success on the team, plus Vitality is also a French organization. Alpha54 departed TSM earlier this month following one season with the organization.

At the start of the month, Scrub Killa said on stream that his contract with the team had ended. Scrub Killa’s next destination is still to be revealed, but we’re sure to hear in the next couple days: the RLCS Season 9 roster lock is this Saturday, January 18.

Andrew is the Lead Editor of Rocketeers, and has been covering Rocket League esports since RLCS S1 for publications such as Red Bull Esports, Esports Insider, The Esports Observer, and Waypoint. He is also currently the Content Lead for The Esports Journal magazine and has written about games, gadgets, etc. for 100+ publications since 2006.