Acend have completed their Valorant roster with the signings of Vakaris “vakk” Bebravičius and Ondřej “MONSTEERR” Petrů, the European organization confirmed in an announcement today.

The duo replace Vladyslav “Kiles” Shvets and Santeri “BONECOLD” Sassi, both of whom were benched within two weeks of each other.

The reigning Valorant champions are coming off a disappointing run in VCT EMEA Stage 1, where they notably failed to qualify for Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik. They finished in fifth place out of six teams in their group, after losses to Guild Esports, Fnatic, and BBL Esports.

The rebuilt roster represents a fresh start for the organization, who will be looking to reclaim their spot at the top of global Valorant.

Acend add Vakk and MONSTEERR to Valorant roster

Vakk joins Acend from Team Vitality, which recently parted ways with four of its players, including the 21-year-old. The Lithuanian player spent most of 2021 competing in the VCT Europe qualifiers, and helped his team to a first-place finish at the Open Tour France Main Event.

He will now step into the role of in-game leader, after the departure of BONECOLD.

MONSTEERR played for LDN UTD and Team Heretics, before joining Giants Gaming in January. He swaps places with Kiles, who was recently added to the Giants roster.

On Giants, MONSTEERR came close to qualifying for the VCT promotion tournament in the Valorant Regional League Spain: Rising, but fell short in the semifinals to Case Esports.

Acend Valorant roster

  • Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt
  • Vakaris “vakk” Bebravičius
  • Ondřej “MONSTEERR” Petrů
  • Mehmet “cNed” Yağız İpek
  • Patryk “starxo” Kopczynski

The new roster will compete in the VCT EMEA Stage 2 Challengers group stage on May 13, alongside other top teams in Europe.

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