The roster consists of the core of the former eUnited eUnited Inactive squad, which was quietly dropped by the organization in late May. Following their release from eUnited, Lucas "fiziq" Blow, Jason "jmoh" Mohandessi, and Sky "scourge" Kages joined forces with former beastcoast and Dignitas player Chad "Oderus" Miller to make FPL-C, and have been competing in various Nerd Street Gamers summer championship tournaments. Among their most notable finishes are a top 4 finish in Open 9 and a 2nd place finish in Open 7.
This leaves Logan "skuba" Jenkins as the newcomer to the team. He previously had a stint on NSIC NSIC Inactive alongside Oderus and fiziq back in February, but does not have any other previous high-tier Valorant experience prior to joining FPL-C and now the Pioneers.
Notably absent from the announcement is coach Daniel "fRoD" Montaner. The former T1 head coach was released from the American-Korean organization in January, but has recently been coaching the FPL-C team without pay, according to the report by George Geddes.