Valiance has completed the signing of Rokas ‘EspiranTo’ Milasauskas and Nemanja ‘nexa’ Isaković from The Imperial. They have also signed free agent Otto ‘ottoNd’ Sihvo.
The trio will join Nestor ‘LETN1’ Tanić and Nemanja ‘huNter’ Kovač on the starting roster. Previous Valiance player Luka ’emi’ Vuković will be retained as an analyst.
In a press statement, Valiance said: “Although this turn of events came in like a flash, we truly do see it as that little push we needed to finally make the impact we always wanted to make.”
With the last two open qualifiers for the EU Minor Championship closed qualifier looming, Valiance will be hoping to hit the ground running and secure their place at the minor.
This news came a few weeks after The Imperial announced the departure of Žygimantas ‘nukkye’ Chmieliauskas and Eimantas ‘pounh’ Lazickas. When he left, pounh tweeted: “Sad that things went this way. Feels like the team was never made to last. Without a natural igl in the team changes were inevitable.”
Oli Adams, CEO of The Imperial, echoed his former employee’s statement. He said: “This was the best outcome for a team that was struggling to find a long term IGL.” Adams also announced that he intends to return to CSGO and has offered previous coach Neil ‘NeiL_M’ Murphy a “more senior role” within his organisation.