Tristan "PowerOfEvil" Schrage is joining Origen as their sixth man, the organization announced Friday.
PowerOfEvil will be competing with Origen as their sixth member, playing mid when Xpeke doesn't feel he's practiced enough to compete, or has too much administrative work to do for Origen.
"There were times during the split I couldn't play as much because I had to do some stuff for Origen. At the same time, I was not doing everything I could for Origen because I was focusing on playing," Enrique "Xpeke" Cedeno Martinez said in the announcement video. "And I realized if we were to have six players, a real sub, we could be much better, and it could pretty much give me the freedom to play when I'm feeling really good."
"I am proud to be a new member of Origen," PowerOfEvil said. "I expect is leaning new macro play, new strategies, how to approach and handle things because all the Origen crew and players have a lot of experience and are high skilled individuals and I can learn a lot from them.
"To all the Unicorn fans I hope you guys will keep supporting me in Origen, to the Origen fans I will try to do my best to make you guys proud. "
Origen's Maurice "Amazing" Stuckenschneider took to Twitter to explain what may be a confusing team composition to some.
In the video, Xpeke explained that the decision came from needing a substitute for IEM.
"I realized I was not going to perform properly at IEM," he said. "I was feeling I wouldn't be able to put in the same amount of time that I did as Worlds, or as someone else could.
He says he suggested a substitute for the team, but then felt it wouldn't be a permanent enough solution to his problem. Xpeke also suggested that that is where rumors of his retirement came from.
"It was hard for me to make this decision. Retiring or not retiring for example was something I can not decide on" he said. "I can not completely say I'm retiring because I really love the game and I really enjoy playing with the guys. But at the same time I felt I had to decide what was the best for Origen and what was the best for me."
PowerOfEvil finished the Summer Split with a 4.26 KDA playing for Unicorns of Love. His team finished fourth in the regular season and playoffs, and were knocked out of the Regional Qualifiers by Origen in the final round. Origen went to Worlds and finished 3-4th after making it out of the group stage only to be knocked out by SK Telecom T1 in the semi finals.
PowerOfEvil's first event with Origen will be IEM San Jose, from Nov. 21 to 22 in San Jose, California.
Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore eSports. He prefers the Power of Love, but that's just him. You can follow him on Twitter.