Fnatic has confirmed the two names that will complete their VALORANT roster, signing Nikita ‘Derke’ Sirmitev and Martin ‘Magnum’ Peňkov. The roster had been reduced to three earlier this month with the benching of Muhammed ‘Moe40’ Hariff and Kostantinos ‘tsack’ Theodoropoulos.
Hailing from Finnish Counter-Strike, Derke will be taking over Jett and Sova for the black and orange. Even though the 18-year-old left CS in mid-2020 to pursue his studies, he seems to be back full-time to chase a new project on a different title.
Magnum will be taking over the Sentinel role, taking over Killjoy and Cypher duties. The Czech player was last seen playing under the orgless team HOMELESS, having been eliminated in the Round of 32 at the VCT Stage 2: Challengers 1.
Our vision for Fnatic VALORANT remains the same now as it will be in the future: to challenge at the very top, and compete for the biggest titles that the game has to offer. We know Derke and Magnum have the talent to help us achieve this mission.Fnatic via Statement
Having entered Riot’s shooter with the signing of SUMN FC, the team failed to archive any trophies under the new jersey, despite consistently being present at big events.
After two months together, the Fnatic VALORANT roster announced its first departure on April 3rd, with tsack announcing on Twitter that he had just been benched. A day later, Moe40 confirmed that he would also depart the UK-based organisation.
The team will have a hard challenge ahead, as they will have a single Challengers event to lock in one of the two European spots available at the larger EMEA qualifier that will determine who will make it to Reykjavík.
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