Both riku and Ange have been teamless since August, moving over to Valorant from CS:GO following careers in ESEA's MDL division. The duo were previously seen together in James "Nurfed" McFadden's Big Frames, playing in the closed qualifier for the Pittsburgh Knights Gauntlet Series.
The introduction of riku and Ange is the culmination of several roster changes Rise has undertaken in the past week. Earlier in August, the organization announced the transfer of Justin "Ksiaze" Goszczynski to Luminosity before later parting ways with Rahmin "ShoukR" Shoukoohi.
Ange is a former player of Team Underrated, playing in the Trovo Challenge and Fight Night Arenas with the un-sponsored roster prior to their disbandment at the start of August. After subbing for Renegades in the Pittsburgh Knights Gauntlet Series, both Ange and riku played with Rise in the Pulse Series, prior to them officially joining the roster.
Rise are one of the ten teams that were invited to the 30Bomb Invitational Series #2, with the first week of competition set to begin soon. Their first two matches of the league will be set against Mamba Mode Gaming and Genesis.
Rise are now: