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Extra Salt bench motm; look to MarKE

Extra Salt have benched Ian “⁠motm⁠” Hardy from their starting roster and are set to utilise Edgar “⁠MarKE⁠” Maldonado in his place, HLTV.org has confirmed.

The former Chaos member has been on the sidelines since the team disbanded at the start of the year, with two members switching to VALORANT, Erick “⁠Xeppaa⁠” Bach making his way to Cloud9, and Jonathan “⁠Jonji⁠” Carey creating a new roster with Bad News Bears.

MarKE will replace motm on Extra Salt

motm has averaged a 1.08 rating for Extra Salt, often being the team’s hard entry into sites on the T side while seeking out information with aggressive pushes on the defense. The roster kicked off the year by qualifying for DreamHack Open January, where they were surprisingly eliminated in third place following a pair of losses to Rebirth.

MarKE put up similar numbers for Chaos, averaging a 1.07 rating in his three months with the team, albeit against stiffer competition including the likes of Evil Geniuses and Liquid. HLTV.org knows he has been practicing with the team for a few days, although he has yet to sign with the organisation.

The 22-year-old is set to make his debut against Rise at 03:00