FLUFF teams up with ixmike88 for a shot at TI4 Qualifiers

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After being removed from Team Liquid roster, Brian 'FLUFFNSTUFF' Lee teams up with former Liquid teammate Michael 'ixmike88' Ghannam to form a new squad, 'Sneaky Nyx Assassins'.

The North American player was booted from his former team, Team Liquid, after an emotional outburst on his blog. After a period of free agency, he has again been given the reins to lead an all new North American roster that is aiming to qualify for Seattle. 

In his controversial blogpost, Lee talked about the lack of friendship within his former team and how he yearned for the leadership position while pointing out the inadequecies of their current roster. It seems with his new team, Lee's wish has been fulfilled as he will be taking up the position of captain in the new squad. 

Joining him will be former FnaticRC player Bryant 'WhiteBeard' Lehwald, Chris 'Ush' Usher, Veasna 'SNA' Sokhom and Lee's former Liquid teammate Michael 'ixmike88' Ghannam. With Lee and Lehwald on the support role, Usher on mid, Sokhom on the hard carry role, that leaves Ghannam on his usual offlane role.

The team has just won their first amateur tournament, DotaTrash's King of the Hill, beating Revenge Esports 2-1 (VODs here). The team will also be competing at the ESL One Online qualifiers to earn a ticket to the LAN in Frankfurt.

United States Brian 'FLUFFNSTUFF' Lee
United States Bryant 'WhiteBeard' Lehwald
United States Chris 'Ush' Usher
United States Veasna 'SNA' Sokhom
United States Michael 'ixmike88' Ghannam

Source: FLUFFNSTUFF's Twitter