After stepping in for Contenders Trials and Season 2 of Contenders 2019, Uprising Academy coach Raymond “Kolsti” Tea has decided to retire. While the announcement came out yesterday in the midst of the OWL free agency period, Kolsti mentioned it was a personal decision to step away from the competitive scene of Overwatch.
Following UA announcement –
I will fully retire from competitive overwatch and go back to the normie life. Thanks to everyone who supported me and we say farewell !
— Raymond 'Kolsti' T. (@KolstiGG) October 9, 2019
GM of Uprising Academy Andrew “Andrewkendo” Fiori mentioned on twitter: “Kolsti did an exceptional job for us. We will miss him here and definitely wish him the best!”
Kolsti leaves the Uprising Academy after leading the team to an incredible 7-0 Contenders Trials season and an impressive 5-2 in Contenders NA East. The Uprising Academy had their season end in the quarterfinals with a loss against Gauntlet hopefuls Gladiators Legion.
Filling in for Kolsti will be Jacob “Spilo” Clifton, former coach of Phase 2, Sydney Drop Bears, and Chicken Contendies.
— Uprising Academy (@UprisingAcad) October 10, 2019
While with Phase 2, Spilo coached his team to the Contenders Season 2 semi-finals, where they lost a tough match against the ATL Academy.
Spilo will certainly fit in quickly with his new team, as he had previously coached Uprising Academy’s main tank Teetawat “Teetawat” Teerayosyotin during his time with the Drop Bears.
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