Both Shanks and c4lypso have experience playing with major organizations. Shanks mutually parted with NRG earlier this week, whereas c4lypso played with Envy last year before he was released in October.
This move marks the reunion of brothers Shanks and POISED for the first time since their brief time together playing on the Dignitas roster. Dignitas announced the release of POISED and the end of Shanks' trial simultaneously back in September.
The new additions are making their debut for Rise in today's Nerd Street Gamers Monthly matches. The team played with Todd "anger" Williams on the bench in the team's opening round against the Pittsburgh Knights.
Rise is continuing their run in today's NSG March Monthly today.