Riley “rDeeW” Wilkinson and co. are now seeking a new organization to represent after ORDER could not trade its way out of disaster.
AUSTRALIA – The former lineup under ORDER are set to search for a new place to call home following a period of uncertainty surrounding the now-defunct organization. The company behind ORDER is one step away from liquidation due to the failure to locate a buyer for the Melbourne-based organization, which is in debt to the tune of six figures.
The announcement by the players comes less than a month after it entered voluntary administration to avoid total collapse. All backend staff and players had their contracts terminated as of September 2.
The appointed administrators stated that 17 parties were interested in saving ORDER from collapse; however, Dexerto reports that only one or two of these parties seriously considered acquiring the organization before backing out due to “market volatility” and the global health crisis. After exhausting all available options to resolve the financial problems, the second conference of creditors later this month could consider company liquidation as the last resort.
The former members of ORDER have announced their intention to remain together as they await offers from an organization. “Any organizations without a roster who are currently in the [VALORANT APAC League 2023] selection process, feel free to contact us,” rDeeW announced on Twitter.
The core of the team, Matthew “Texta” O’Rourke, Cameron “disk0” Mac, and coach Oliver “DickStacy” Tierney, had been part of ORDER since the team’s inception back in August 2020 before the latter shifted into a coaching position and the remaining three players joined one by one over the course of the following years.
In their time with one of Australia’s most renowned organizations, Texta and co. are mostly known for their two-time champions at the VALORANT Oceania Tour Championship, for which they qualified for the 2021 North America LCQ and the 2022 APAC LCQ although they could not participate in the former tournament due to last minute travel complications.
VCT APAC Last Chance Qualifier became the last tournament they donned the black and purple jersey, picking up wins against the likes of Fancy United Esports and CERBERUS Esports, while falling to teams ONIC G and Team Secret.
The ex-ORDER lineup, who are now on the market, is:
- 🇦🇺 Matthew “Texta” O’Rourke
- 🇦🇺 Cameron “disk0” Mac
- 🇦🇺 Elvin “Maple” Sun
- 🇦🇺 Riley “rDeeW” Wilkinson
- 🇱🇦 Michael “WRONSKI” Wronski
- 🇦🇺 Oliver “DickStacy” Tierney (Coach)
Cover photo courtesy of ORDER