Kiles was recently released from Acend, alongside Santeri “BONECOLD” Sassi, as the reigning Valorant champions struggled to find success in the 2022 VCT circuit. They notably missed out on VCT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik 2022, after a dismal performance in the VCT EMEA Stage 1 Challengers group stage.
He replaces Ondřej “MONSTEERR” Petrů, who recently signed with Acend.
Kiles joins Giants from Acend
Kiles brings with him a wealth of experience at the highest levels of Valorant, with appearances at both Masters Berlin and Champions last year.
Acend reached the very top of international Valorant, becoming the first team to lift the Champions trophy in December.
Giants are an up-and-coming Tier 2 team in European Valorant. They made a deep run in the Valorant Regional League Spain: Rising, coming close to qualification for the VCT promotion tournament. They lost to Case Esports 3-0 in the semifinals.
Giants Gaming Valorant roster
- Vladyslav “Kiles” Shvets
- Batuhan “russ” Malgaç
- Adam “Jesse” Čtvrtníček
- Fabián “Quick” Pereira
- Adolfo “Fit1nho” Gallego
Kiles and MONSTEERR filled similar roles on their old rosters, playing mostly sentinel agents.
The new Giants roster will debut in VRL Spain Stage 2, with an eye on the VCT promotion tournament.