Credit: Extra Salt
Extra Salt has according to sources signed the 22-year old rifler Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado, who previously has represented Chaos Esports Club. The rifler will take Ian "motm" Hardy’s place on the roster, as the North American organization decided to bench motm prior to the signing.
MarKE will join the former Cloud9 core in Johnny "JT" Theodosiou, Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek, Josh "oSee" Ohm, who all three joined Extra Salt in December last year, when the org decided to acquire the ex-Cloud9 roster.
MarKE hinting towards a potential transfer on Twitter
MarKE, who is a Mexican International, has previously played at Swole Patrol and eUnited as a lethal entry-fragger, but it was at his time at Chaos where the 22-year old became a well-known figure on the CS:GO scene. Alongside the newly-confirmed Cloud9 player Erick “Xeppaa” Bach, MarKE won two prestigious events with Chaos, in their victories at IEM Beijing NA and DreamHack Masters Winter NA.
The promising rifler has already debuted on his new team, as he featured on Extra Salt's roster in their most recent matchup at ESEA Premier Season 36. A match, Extra Salt won 2-1 against Rise, and where MarKE ended the match with a 0.91 Rating and a 42-50 K-D.
Extra Salt | Roster
Johnny "JT" Theodosiou
Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek
Josh "oSee" Ohm
Justin "FaNg" Coakley
Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado (Trial)