MDR 2 was formed prior to the start of the Fall 2016 Open Circuit. Its founding members were Simon "SolaR" Racher, Christoper "KrYsTaLiXx" Madeleine, "Shaady" and "Nurix". After emerging as the 2nd place team in the first week of the circuit, MDR 2 replaced Nurix with "Sica". After another week in second place, they finally broke the barrier in Week 3 by winning the third Legendary Cup. Following the disbandment of #1 ranked The Unwanted, MDR 2 assumed the #1 seed in the Open Circuit and won the fourth cup. Going into Week 5, MDR 2 made a final roster change, replacing KrYsTaLiXx with Stuart "WarLord" Graham. They won the 5th Legendary Cup and qualified for the Open Circuit Finals as the #1 seed. Looking to strengthen the roster, MDR 2 replaced Sica with rising German star Dave "Anima" Gross, who had recently played in the Pro League under VwS Gaming. In the Open Circuit Finals, MDR 2 breezed through the competition, dropping only a single game en route to finishing 1st and qualifying for Relegation. Shortly after their victory, it was announced that MDR 2 had been acquired by BitterSweet.