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After failing to qualify for the Berlin Major, Team BDS has opted to make a roster change as Adrien "RaFaLe" Rutik has exited the team. This comes just one day after BDS' coach, Arnaud "BiOs" Billaudel, announced he has also officially left the team.
RaFaLe has been one of the top French players in R6S since Season 1 of the ESL Pro League on the Xbox as he qualified for the Season 2 and 3 Finals and the Six Invitational finishing as the runners-up during Season 3.
From here, he moved to the PC, where he continued to team alongside Bastien "BiBooAF" Dulac for a total of almost three years. After Vitality was relegated at the end of Season 8 he spent a few months in tier-three leagues before joining BDS on September 3rd, 2019, just ahead of their Challenger League campaign.
Since joining BDS, the roster won Europe's Challenger League and the ESL Pro League promotion on their first attempt and subsequently attended six global events in a row from the 2020 Six Invitational to the Charlotte Major, peaking with a top-four exit at both SI 2020 and the Mexico Major.
Most recently, while the team did win the Gamers8 tournament, they failed to qualify for the Berlin Major, as they finished sixth in Stage 2 of the EUL with a notable defeat to Team Secret on the final game of the stage.
RaFaLe has now left the team after almost exactly three years on the lineup.
This leaves BDS missing both a fifth player and a head coach with Stage 3 starting in 10 days' time.