North American organization Kansas City Pioneers are set to play with free agent Jamal “jammyz” Bangash instead of Jason “jmoh” Mohandessi, sources told Upcomer July 27.
Jammyz will join the roster on a temporary basis while jmoh recovers from his health issues. Formerly of Version1, jammyz will likely play for Pioneers during the first few days of the VALORANT Championship Tour Stage 3 Challengers 2, which begins July 29.
Jmoh was admitted to the hospital during the early morning of Tuesday, July 27. He experienced an ear infection, as well as “muffled hearing,” just a few hours before he was admitted to the emergency room, he said on Twitter.
Going to the ER right now, symptoms are getting worse and feeling dizzy/nauseous thinking it’s more than just a sinus/ear infection at this point.
— jmoh (@jmohGG) July 27, 2021
He said he has recovered slightly, however, but jmoh will likely not be fit to compete in the first few days of the upcoming VCT.
The Pioneers are set to face off against Luminosity Gaming in their first match at the VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 event. If the Pioneers are victorious, they will face off against either Rise or FaZe in the second round.
The top four of Challengers 2 will earn a spot at the playoffs event in August. Sentinels, XSET, Envy and 100 Thieves have already secured their spot from Challengers 1, however.
The Pioneers managed to qualify for the event following their qualification to Challengers 1. The team failed to make it inside the top four, however, which led them to earn a spot at Challengers 2 rather than qualifying through the Open Qualifier.
The team managed to take down Version1 in the lower bracket of Challengers 1 following a defeat to Envy. The Pioneers finished in the bottom four following a loss to eventual victors, Sentinels, in the second round of the lower bracket.
With this temporary stand-in, the Pioneers are set to field the following roster:
- Lucas “fiziq” Blow
- Chad “Oderus” Miller
- Logan “skuba” Jenkins
- Tanner “scourge” Kages
- Jammyz (stand-in)
- Jmoh (temporarily inactive)
- Daniel “fRoD” Montaner (coach)
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