After a disappointing Top 16 finish at Anaheim, Spacestation Gaming announced their decision to release Ziyon and Flazin with the team looking for two new players going forward. Previously known as Deiciting, Ziyon had been on the SSG roster since the very first HCS Open Series back in November of last year and was formally signed to the organization on December 3rd. The trio of Ace, Tylenul, and Ziyon would compete at Halo Infinite’s first LAN in Raleigh and finish in a respectable joint 7th place with Tusk as their last-second replacement for Formal who left just days before to join Sentinels.
Following Raleigh SSG announced Flazin as their official fourth member on January 4th and they would compete together in the Pro Series tournaments, finishing Top 8 four consecutive times leading up into Anaheim where the team went winless in Pool Play and was bounced out of the tournament in Losers Bracket Round 1 versus Esports Arena Red.
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Flazin and Ziyon would prove to be the two lowest-performing SSG team members in their final series against Esports Arena Red at Anaheim, and perhaps that's what motivated them to make a roster change.
Ziyon was also the lowest performing member of the team during their Pro Series run online while Flazin mostly held his own, putting up an impressive 2.97 KDA which ranked 21st best out of 97 total Pro Series competitors.
Spacestation Gaming will be an attractive option for top players looking for a change of scenery, Tylenul has been one of the Halo Infinite's best slayers so far, most recently putting up the 3rd highest K/D at Anaheim with a 1.3, which is especially impressive given how his team failed to win a single series at the LAN. Ace also has the second most LAN experience in Halo esports history with 71 events attended, trailing only behind OGRE2 who had 75 total event appearances. With Elamite's guidance and the exposure afforded by being a member of an HCS Partnered organization, SSG should have no trouble landing two capable replacement players and maintaining their Top 8 status.