The 20-year-old arrives as a replacement for Benita “bENITA” Novshadian, who stepped down from the roster in May to focus on VALORANT.
CLG Red briefly enlisted the services of Chris “riku” Piasecki as a stand-in while they were in search of bENITA’s replacement in May, opting to add Juliana “Juli” Tosic on a trial basis in early June. With her help, the team made up for a turbulent start to the season, managing to retain their spot in ESEA Advanced for Season 35 with a 7-9 record.
“I’m really excited for the future,” Juli said when contacted by HLTV.org. “Playing with the girls has been an amazing experience. I’m really thankful for the people that have supported me to get to this point, and I’m grateful for the opportunity from CLG.”
In the first of a two-part interview conducted by Alexey “OverDrive” Birukov for HLTV.org, NAVI’s Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov shares some details about his private life and how he’s dealing with the current global health crisis.
Boombl4 burst onto the global stage in early 2018 when he led Quantum Bellator Fire to a playoff run at ELEAGUE Major Boston — you can read more about that unlikely journey here. He then went off the grid as results turned sour and the team went through a period of reconstruction before finally getting back on his feet in May 2019 when he was offered the chance to join NAVI as a replacement for Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev.
The 25-year-old will have his first top-flight experience in Brazil after impressing in the lower tier.
paiN have completed the signing of 25-year-old AWPer Rafael “saffee” Costa, according to the player’s organisation, Paquetá, who told Globoesporte on Tuesday that the transfer has been finalised.
saffee, whose contract with Paquetá would have expired at the end of this month, will step into the shoes of Paulo “land1n” Felipe, who has been on paiN’s books since February 2019. The 26-year-old’s inability to obtain a visa to enter the United States is reportedly the key reason for his departure.