FormaL leaves SSG to join Sentinels for Raleigh Major, replaces banned Royal2

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Update:

As announced by Elamite, Daniel "Tusk" Ruiz will play for Spacestation Gaming during this weekend's Raleigh Major.

He joins the team after previously playing the first NA Open Cup on the roster before being replaced on the team by FormaL. Now following FormaL's exit to Sentinels, Tusk is back to compete in Friday's Major open bracket.

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Following the announcement of the competitive ban on Mathew "Royal2" Fiorante earlier today, the Spacestation Gaming player of Matthew "FormaL" Piper has announced he will be replacing Royal2 in the Sentinels roster at next weekend's Raleigh Kick-Off Major.

This thus leaves Spacestation Gaming with a day to find a fourth player before the pre-Major roster lock comes into effect.

After a brief career in Halo 4 where he teamed up with names such as Snip3down, Pistola, Heinz, aPG, and LethuL, FormaL decided to move fully into the Call of Duty Esports scene in 2014.

Following a very successful Call of Duty career, he then opted to move back to Halo with the release of Infinite, playing alongside the Spacestation roster during the second NA Open Cup. There, SSG finished in joint-fifth.

At the same time, the Sentinels roster, having previously won back-to-back titles in Halo 5, finished the two Open Cups in third, joint-ninth, and first before an HCS investigation into the team for geo-filtering stripped them of the results and led to a two-month ban for Royal2.

Now after being widely expected to join SSG for next weekend's Major, FormaL has announced he will instead replace Royal2 in Sentinels.

While SSG were expected to enter the open qualifiers as one of the top-seeded teams, they are now rushing to find a fourth player before the official roster lock tomorrow at 6 PM EST.

While the team's coach of Kyle "Elamite" Elam stood in for FormaL in the NA Major qualifier, this solution would still not be ideal for the roster, but presumably remains an option.

ForerunnerGG will keep you updated on any further updates to this story as it develops.