Standy joins Las Vegas Legion in CDL

At a time when teams are on a break after several intense weeks of CDL Major III competition, Las... Eduardo | 25. March 2023

At a time when teams are on a break after several intense weeks of CDL Major III competition, Las Vegas Legion took advantage of Toronto Ultra’s release of Standy to add the 21-year-old to its lineup.

This move is undoubted with the mission to strengthen the team for the upcoming CDL Major IV. In addition, Eli “Standy” Bentz is a great addition to the lineup for a team that finished in 5th-6th place in Major III.

Las Vegas Legion announces Standy as a new player

While the CDL has not yet approved Standy’s transfer, the former RØKKR and Ultra player comes to this lineup with a mission to improve the lineup and make the most of it.

Standy’s relationship with the reigning Major III champions ended four days ago when the organization published that they were parting ways by the decision of both parties. However, it should be noted that the 21-year-old did not participate in any of the Ultra’s games in Major III, not even in the qualifiers, as the player was benched in February.

About Standy

Standy played for several teams in the Challengers scene before jumping to Triumph, where he won the 2020 CDC finals in the NA region. After this great performance, Standy signed with Minnesota RØKKR in March 2021 and was one of the main pillars of his team’s victory in the Major Stage 5 of Black Ops: Cold Ward against the Toronto Ultra.

Ultimately, Standy underperformed in the first half of 2022, leaving Minnesota to join Toronto. While the team and the player got off to a great start this 2023 season, the Ultra signed Charlie “Hicksy” Hicks to replace him, sending him straight to the bench.

Hicksy turned Toronto Ultra’s level of play completely around, as they took third place in the Major III Qualifiers and then went on to win the Major III Champions trophy by defeating OpTic Texas by a score of 4-2.

If we look at it that way, the decision to bench Standy was not entirely wrong. It is disappointing to watch a talented and potential player go unutilized.

Standy’s future

While the player was not quiet and played several Challenger tournaments while on the Toronto Ultra bench, he now has a chance to prove his high level with Las Vegas Legion.

Las Vegas urgently needs to take advantage of all the skills Standy has with SMG. In addition, they still have enough time for the players to harmonize and get on the same page before the start of the Major IV qualifiers that will take place starting March 31.

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