Wednesday, the Chicago Huntsmen Twitter page announced the addition of Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson to their roster. Prestinni is a former player for the Florida Mutineers but has not made a professional appearance for that team since early March during the Atlanta FaZe Homestand weekend. Prestinni rejoins his former teammate Arcitys, who he competed with during his time in the Cod World League team, eUnited.
Prestinni’s exit from the Mutineers had started at the LA Home Series in early March. He had stepped out from the Series due to personal reasons and was substituted by Maurice “Fero” Henriquez. While this was expected to be a temporary fix, Prestinni was stuck on the bench. Fero found himself to be a perfect fit for the main roster, and it didn’t look like Preston would make a return. Prestinni had even joined the scrim team, Pine. Pine is a squad made of CDL players who were not on the main roster of their respective teams. This had caused a bit of unease on Prestinni’s status as a Mutineer, but he reassured fans he was still on the team.
Before people start coming at me about scrimming with a new team, it’s just a team for fun to pass the time. I’m still playing for mutineers.
Of course, we know this isn’t true since he is in the Huntsmen today, but what exactly caused the rift between Prestinni and the rest of his squad? It is no question that he is a solid player. He is a former world champion, winning the CoD World League Championship in 2019 with eUnited. He led the Mutineers to beat the Huntsmen at the Atlanta Home Series, who were undefeated at the time. Prestinni also had a hand in bringing the squad to the finals of that home series. They lost 0-3, however that was against FaZe, an unstoppable force in the league right now.
Whatever the cause may have been, it is clear that management saw Fero as a better fit for the team than Prestinni. Now, with his transfer to the Huntsmen, he and Arcitys are reunited. Could the chemistry that made them world champions come back? It is entirely possible that this will push the Huntsmen over the edge and back to the top. The Huntsmen will be taking on Paris in the first match of the Seattle Home Series this weekend. This is the perfect opportunity for Prestinni to make his comeback to the league. He will not face his old team until the Minnesota Home Series in early June. With Prestinni’s transfer to the Huntsmen, Pierce “Gunless” Hillman has been dropped from the roster and will be transferred to another team.