KOLER's release was inevitable following NRG's signing of Ryan " Shanks " Ngo and Gage " Infinite " Green to return the starting roster to five players. KOLER, having already been benched, was he odd person out in an organization that had six players signed in total.
He had been tasked with playing duelists for NRG during First Strike but returned to Cypher, a character he had played previously on Immortals, during the Nerd Street Gamers November Monthly, his last tournament with the team. He also had experience playing smoke characters Omen and Brimstone while he was on Immortals.
This will be KOLER's first foray into free agency since he joined Immortals during the game's beta in May. He was signed directly from Immortals to NRG in October.