supamen's addition comes after he temporarily filled in for Rise following the departure of Abdo "c4Lypso" Agha just a week prior to the start of Stage 3 Challengers 1. Prior to joining Rise, he played on Dignitas from August 2020 up until being benched in mid January 2021. He later found his way onto beastcoast and played with them from late March until the roster disbanded in late April.
Despite not making any appearances in official Riot tournaments prior to Stage 3 Challengers 1, Rise have been a lurking presence within the top ranks of the North American rankings. In May alone, the team secured two first place finishes and a second place finish in the Nerd Street Gamer Summer Championship Open 4, Knights May Monthly gauntlet, and Nerd Street Gamers May qualifier respectively.
Most recently, in Stage 3 Challengers 1, the team upset Cloud9 Blue in the round of 16 to qualify for the main event of a stage that saw multiple upsets in the round of 32 and round of 16. Rise's first match in the Stage 3 Challengers 1 main event will be against XSET, and will begin at 7:30 PM Eastern.