Cologne, Germany – May 8th, 2022 – After a tumultuous season in the VALORANT DACH Evolution with many ups and downs, we analysed our performances to improve our team. Although we had a promising start, we fell short of our own expectations. The roster itself showed great promise but there was an element we felt was lacking. We started to experiment with different kinds of players to see what would help us to unleash the full potential of the team. After trialing numerous top players, we decided to pick someone who wasn’t on most people’s radar.
Krzysztof “starki” Lewandrowski is a former CSGO pro player, who played for teams such as x-kom, ESC Gaming and AVEZ. He brings the experience of playing on T1-LANs such as the V4 Future Sports Festival. In his six year long Counterstrike career, Starki (23) managed to beat teams such as Sprout, Alternate Attax, Vega Squadron and even the legendary Polish Virtus.Pro.
Krzysztof “starki” Lewandrowski
“People were sleeping on me for far too long. I want to use this chance to show a bigger audience what I’m capable of. I wasted a lot of time streaming ranked but that time is over now. I’m grateful for this chance to show that I'm ready to play with the big boys.”
Krzysztof brings a lot of energy and confidence into the team, he joins from us from the Polish team Incognito. In the roster he will play the role of the main controller. He is committed to invest his heart and soul into the team to show the VALORANT community what he is capable of.
Michał “MOLSI” Łącki (OG LDN UTD Pro and VCT Player)
“I’m happy you picked starki. He deserved this chance for a long time. He has proven his potential countless times. I will be cheering for him and for you guys.”
Given our practise schedule and his real life and school responsibilities, it was the logical choice for CGN to move René “Shazeon” Cappel to a substitute position. He was not moved out of the roster due to a lack of performance or effort, but the addition of another player in his stead, will enable the team to spend more time on the server and work harder and more efficiently on their goals. He will remain an active member of the team, taking part in the training sessions and being a stand-in whenever another player isn’t available.
Sebastian “Sebe” Kruft (Head of Valorant)
“I wasn’t originally planning to give starki a trial, because I had a lot of great options that I wanted to see first. Due to one trial falling ill the day of his trial, starki jumped in and got a chance. He instantly surprised Kapio and me with his smart and decisive decision making. Starki knows what he wants to do and what he wants to achieve. His instincts are outstanding. Not a lot of people will know his name, but I’m confident that will change quickly.”
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VALORANT is a fast-paced competitive & tactical first person shooter, involving two teams of 5 players each. The first team that manages to win 13 in-game rounds, wins. This means that a game of Valorant can take up to 25 rounds. Players can choose their unique in-game characters, which are called agents, at the start of the game and buy different weapons at the start of each round. When a player dies, they will not respawn until the next round starts. This makes VALORANT a game in which even the smallest decision counts: good reaction times, aiming skills and knowledge are all key elements required to master VALORANT on a competitive level.