Team expert revives Team Acer, signs Scarlett and Bly

by Daniel Rosen Aug 17 2016
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Team expert has signed StarCraft pros Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn and Aleksandr bly" Suvusuyk, the two stars from the defunct Team Acer.

Team Acer shut down in March, releasing Scarlett and Bly, along with their TrackMania, FIFA and League of Legends rosters. At the time, the sponsor stated that its "strategies changed" regarding esports.

According to former Team Acer editor-in-chief Will Judd, Team expert is primarily staffed by former Team Acer employess, including the CEO. The organization is Tweeting from Acer's old account, with a new logo and new name. Other tweets from the organization state that they are entering FIFA, TrackMania and LoL as well, though no players were named.

Bly has been teamless since Acer disbanded, while Scarlett joined Dead Pixels in June. Neither Scarlett nor Dead Pixels have made an official statement about the move.

Since Acer disbanded, Scarlett placed second at HomeStory Cup XIII and 3rd-4th at the NEO Star League 2016 Invitational, while Bly placed 9th-16th at DreamHack Austin and 17th-32nd at DreamHack Valencia.

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.