Team Heretics have decided to almost expunge their Valorant roster. The organization has removed Patryk “paTiTek” Fabrowski and Amine “Amilwa” Saidi from the active roster. The players will join fellow teammates Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks and Dustyn “nieSoW” Durnas on the bench. Heretics have also moved coach Ivan “Johnta” Shevtsov into an inactive position with immediate effect.
The Spanish organization were one of the best teams in Europe, winning First Strike: Europe and finishing second at the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 1 Masters: Europe. However, the performances soon dipped, with Heretics not even making it to the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs in the EMEA region. The performances of fellow EMEA teams in Berlin meant Heretics were also unable to lock down a spot at the Valorant Champions EMEA Last Chance Qualifiers.
This is a second attempt at a roster overhaul from Heretics, who had to undergo a major shuffle back in the middle of 2021 as the likes of Melih “pAura” Karaduran, Auni “AvovA” Chahade and Zygimantas “nukkye” Chmieliauskas departed along with former coach Tanish “Tanizhq” Sabharwal. Tanizhq and pAura ended up at SuperMassive Blaze while AvovA and nukkye ultimately found their way to Acend and G2 Esports respectively.
Heretics have allowed all three members to look for offers in the Valorant scene. Among the players that are already on Heretics’ bench, ardiis already seems to be on his way out, with reports linking him with a move to FunPlus Phoenix.
With this move, Heretics will now be down to just three members, Ondrej “MONSTERRR” Petru, Felix “al0rante” Brandl, and Christian “lower” Garcia Antoran. lowel is likely to take back the reins of being the in-game caller for Heretics after Amilwa’s benching.
It will be intriguing to see how the new Heretics Valorant roster will shape up, especially with the organization taking such a drastic step in revamping their lineup. Their active roster is currently down to three members following this announcement.
Ondrej “MONSTERRR” Petru
Felix “al0rante” Brandl
Christian “lower” Garcia Antoran