Spacestation Gaming signs Suppressed to its Halo Infinite roster
After finishing in the top six in last week’s launch tournament for the second division of the HCS Pro Series, Spacestation Games announced that Suppressed will join its Halo list for the foreseeable future. He will replace Rammyy, who was released from the team last week following Spacestation’s struggles to consistently perform and rank against other North American teams.
It’s a happy turn of events for Suppressed, who found himself as a free agent on the market late last month after being dropped from the XSET roster. This move caused a lot of confusion from other players in the scene, as XSET turned out to be a constant contender in every tournament they entered. Despite the first eight spots at the HCS Anaheim and the FaZe Invitational, the changes desired for the team left Suppressed without a spot heading into the return of the Pro Series.
Seeing a potential opportunity, Spacestation Games picked up Suppressed for Week 1 of the Second Division following Rammyy’s departure. While top teams such as eUnited, Sentinels, and FaZe Clan were conspicuously absent from the tournament, Spacestation’s top-six finish still seemed enough to sign Suppressed for the next few weeks of competition. Suppressed himself admitted the result was somewhat disappointing and “not what we wanted”, but optimistically added “not bad for a bit of practice and minor mistakes”.
Spacestation hopes the roster swaps will improve what has been a less than ideal start to the organization’s journey to Halo Infinite. But the move is not without controversy. Kuhlect, another SSG player, noted that he was not told that Rammyy was going to be dropped in the first place. “A little cringe but whatever, people can just lie, don’t talk shit to me and do whatever they want,” he said in a tweet Last week. “He didn’t even give me any options, SICK!” A similar lack of communication around a roster change was at the heart of Spartan’s fallout with eUnited last month, which led to him being benched.
Still, despite the bumps in the road, there’s an air of optimism surrounding the new range. Ace, Kuhlect, Tylenul and Suppressed hope to put SSG’s woes behind them, finishing in the top six in the North American region instead of struggling to hold onto a top eight spot.