Former iBUYPOWER member Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham will attend the CEVO-P S6 finals with eLevate, Spencer "Hiko" Martin has revealed.
Two weeks ago, Spencer "Hiko" Martin announced on Twitter that he would be playing with eLevate at the CEVO season finals as a replacement for Tyler "Storm" Wood, who is unable to attend the event.
The former Cloud9 member has now revealed a last-minute change to eLevate's line-up for the event as Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham will be filling in for David "Xp3" Garrido.
Latham, one of the most talented AWPers in North America right now, has been a free agent since the betting scandal that involved his former team, iBUYPOWER.
|Skadoodle to play for eLevate in Ohio photo hltv.org|
Seven people, including four iBP players, were banned from participating in all Valve-sponsored events for their involvement in a betting ring, with Latham escaping a suspension as, in the words of Joshua "steel" Nissan, "he was the only one with enough integrity to not accept any skins."
Shortly after the scandal broke out, he played for Torqued at Clutch Con, helping the team to secure a top-eight finish in the tournament.
Martin and Latham are widely expected to stick together and either join a pre-existing team or create their own as they look to attend the upcoming major event, ESL One Cologne.
In eLevate, the duo will find some of the most in-form players in North America right now, with the team having recently won the Alienware Area 51 Cup and qualified for the FACEIT global finals.
eLevate will face CLG in the semi-finals of the CEVO event, which will take place from April 13-15 at the MLG.tv arena in Columbus, Ohio. The team's lineup for the event is:
Will "RUSH" Wierzba
Daniel "roca" Degiovanni
Derek "desi" Branchen
Spencer "Hiko" Martin (stand-in)
Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham (stand-in)