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FPX confirm former CSGO pro dimasick as final Valorant roster member

Published: 4/Jan/2021 11:56 Updated: 7/Jan/2021 16:57

by Lauren Bergin


FunPlus Phoenix have announced the final member of their European Valorant roster, former CSGO pro Dmitriy ‘dimasick’ Matvienko. 

Valorant esports fans have been waiting with bated breath to see who FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) had chosen to replace Johan ‘Meddo’ Lundborg.

When FPX announced that Meddo would not be sporting the FPX jersey this year, fans all across the globe were stunned. The Swedish Sentinel main had popped off many a time throughout the First Strike Europe tournament, but parted ways with the iconic franchise soon after.

FPX have finally found the last piece of their Valorant puzzle though, and that’s former CS:GO pro dimasick.

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The CS:GO legend has made his way onto the FPX Valorant roster.

Dimasick signs to FPX Valorant squad

The former CS:GO pro, who has represented Gambit and AVANGAR previously – including at CS:GO Majors, has become the final member for the FPX Valorant European roster.

An announcement of January 4 asked FPX fans to “give a warm welcome to dimasick, who will now serve as a member of our VALORANT division.”

After an impressive run with CIS squad One Breath Gaming, who achieved placed in the 5th to 8th bracket of the First Strike tournament, scoring a shot at glory with FPX is exactly what the FPS star deserves.

His Duelist skills on Reyna and Raze are pretty insane, but his flexibility has seen him rock Sage to her maximum potential as well during the CIS leg of First Strike.

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It seems like he’s exactly what the Chinese based organization needs in terms of Valorant stars. The team narrowly missed out on the European First Strike finals, leaving fans and analysts alike underwhelmed when they were demolished by orgless team SUMN FC.

With a whole host of gold medals under his belt in CS as well as a pretty stellar Valorant history, we can’t wait to see what the Russian brings to the already fearsome franchise. Will he help the team rise like a triumphant phoenix from the ashes? The Valorant Champions Tour will be the real test.


Can BlameF stop Complexity’s CSGO crash? BLAST Global Finals preview with Richard Lewis & SPUNJ

Published: 19/Jan/2021 11:46 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 11:47

by Ava Thompson-Powell


2021’s run for the best players and teams within the CSGO space has already begun. With some fierce competition, is Benjamin “blameF” Bremer able to swoop in and stop Complexity gaming from falling?

With BLAST Premier’s Global Finals just around the corner, Richard Lewis​ & Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill discuss the top talking points going into one of CS:GO’s biggest events. The pair delve into the nightmare scenario Complexity find themselves in with Jakob ‘JUGi’ Hansen standing in for the injured Valentin ‘poizon’ Vasilev.

The two sit down and debate whether Team Vitality will make quick work of Complexity, or if BlameF’s struggling side will shock Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut and co, also touching on Team Liquid’s new signing and Na’Vi’s form going into the event.

BLAST’s event is huge for the CSGO scene, and Complexity’s current struggles are sure to become apparent during the event. With a phenomenal roster of teams that are playing for the win in 2021’s first major event, AWPer poizon recently underwent emergency surgery on December 18th, 2020. Unable to compete, how will the team fare without the vital piece of the team’s puzzle?

In comparison, Vitality had a great end to the year, even monetarily holding the top 1 spot before Astralis was able to get ahead in the last week of 2020’s competitive season. Winning IEM Beijing, the team is in an incredibly sweet spot that will no doubt provide some fantastic plays.

Our preview also goes in to cover in further detail Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo joining Liquid, NAVI possibly starting BLAST with Bruno ‘bit’ Lima, and G2 as an upcoming dark horse to watch out for.

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