Giants sign ALEX; drifking steps down

eZlo
April 23rd, 2018 17:06

Giants have announced that they have added Alejandro "ALEX" Masanet to their active roster.

Alejandro "ALEX" Masanet joins Giants' roster after leaving Movistar Riders last week, stepping into the shoes of Miguel "drifking" García Bermell, who has been transferred to Heretics.

The 22-year-old spent nine months with Movister Riders, helping the team to a semi-final run at ESL Clash of Nations and to a first-place finish at ESL Masters Season 2. 

ALEX is now part of Giants

This will be the first roster change for Giants since the Spanish shuffle in January, which saw Portuguese duo Joao "KILLDREAM" Ferreira and Francisco "obj" Ramos link up with Ricardo "rmn" Oliveira, Omar "arki" Chakkor and drifking in the team.

"As of today, I'm a part of Vodafone Giants, and I have a lot of desire to help the team and a lot of motivation to achieve the goals that we set for ourselves," the new player said in a statement.

"I want to thank the club for all the trust invested in me, and I hope I will not disappoint the team's fans. We are Giants!"

With this move, Giants' roster looks as follows:

Portugal Ricardo "rmn" Oliveira
Portugal Joao "KILLDREAM" Ferreira
Portugal Francisco "obj" Ramos
Spain Omar "arki" Chakkor
Spain Alejandro "ALEX" Masanet

Portugal Ricardo "AIm" Almeida (coach)

Portugal Joao 'KILLDREAM' Ferreira
Joao 'KILLDREAM' Ferreira
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
344
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Portugal Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveira
Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveira
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
390
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Spain Alejandro 'ALEX' Masanet
Alejandro 'ALEX' Masanet
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
392
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Spain Omar 'arki' Chakkor
Omar 'arki' Chakkor
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
245
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Portugal Francisco 'obj' Ramos
Francisco 'obj' Ramos
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
94
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Portugal Ricardo 'AIm' Almeida
Ricardo 'AIm' Almeida
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
57
KPR:
0.44
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
Spain Miguel 'drifking' García Bermell
Miguel 'drifking' García Bermell
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
42
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.17
Lol
2018-04-23 17:06
#3
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United Kingdom Bowsette 
POGGERS EZ4ALEX
2018-04-23 17:11
#14
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Hungary kNnc 
Well, congrats
2018-04-23 17:08
#29
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Austria shaakeh 
Giant ALEX
2018-04-23 17:23
#35
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Germany AdiZen 
HLTV still reporting about Spanish CS even though not even one spanish team reached anything
2018-04-23 17:36
#43
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Spain JustNo 
you say it like you won more things than this guy
2018-04-23 17:52
#45
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Germany AdiZen 
i dont think its important what happens in spain for the users
2018-04-23 17:57
It's not important to many of you, but we've got Spanish ppl on hltv and it's important to them.. So respect the others br0
2018-04-23 18:34
#80
nex | 
Germany Fanzy2 
+1 respect everyone even uk cs
2018-04-24 11:42
Even Greek cs 😂
2018-04-24 19:21
#92
nex | 
Germany Fanzy2 
Do you know if there are any decent Greek teams?
2018-04-24 20:21
we've got an awesome team on mount olympus! THe captain is zeus!
2018-04-24 20:37
#95
nex | 
Germany Fanzy2 
:D
2018-04-24 21:01
+1
2018-04-24 14:56
#54
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Spain JustNo 
for a lot of ppl thats true, but theyre a global news web, so they have to say all the news
2018-04-23 19:13
#62
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Spain dabehx 
expected nazi thoughts from nazi country
2018-04-23 19:42
#72
SpawN | 
Latvia Einarslv 
+1 expected from germanistan. If its not about them then its irrelevant XD
2018-04-23 22:26
Don't click / comment the news then.
2018-04-23 20:17
german cs died with cyx in 2010
2018-04-24 04:14
#97
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United Kingdom Bowsette 
DAMMMMMMMMMNM DUDE
2018-04-24 22:59
#7
s1mple | 
North America Kropsinz 
Nice move!
2018-04-23 17:07
#8
QRUSH | 
Ukraine b1azed 
Fuck i thought alex from ldlc wtf
2018-04-23 17:07
#12
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Cyprus davkin 
Yee me2
2018-04-23 17:08
#21
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
ikr xD
2018-04-23 17:09
#59
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Spain G3CK0 
With Spanish flag??
2018-04-23 19:36
#94
QRUSH | 
Ukraine b1azed 
so giants from spain yea?
2018-04-24 20:55
#96
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Spain G3CK0 
Alex from Spain. Giants from Spain too (org from Spain and they talk in spanksh)
2018-04-24 21:27
#11
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United States nickyjha 
expected
2018-04-23 17:07
#55
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Spain migueel_ 
Lel no xddd
2018-04-23 19:14
#13
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United Kingdom SLurSs 
I thought it was UK Alex and I got worried as fuck
2018-04-23 17:08
#22
kennyS | 
United Kingdom Pex15 
xD LDLC one
2018-04-23 17:09
#23
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India grinchxd 
xd
2018-04-23 17:09
#17
Sweden ldcz 
Uff.. You almosted give me earth attack, I think a UK ALEX.
2018-04-23 17:08
#19
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India grinchxd 
+1 quality meme
2018-04-23 17:09
n1
2018-04-24 11:44
#24
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Spain hopolapa 
I hope the addition of ALEX will boost V.Giants's strategy.
2018-04-23 17:12
#33
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Portugal MaikiCS 
Which role does Alex play?
2018-04-23 17:32
#89
s1mple | 
Portugal Dr_10 
IGL
2018-04-24 16:47
Pro usernames really should be a first come first get basis, so annoying when two pros have the same name.
2018-04-23 17:37
#78
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Korea XigNw0w 
Look at the flag, it's clear which ALEX they mean.
2018-04-24 06:27
HLTV aren't consistent with the flags, when smooya joined big they used a German flag, UK Alex joining a Spanish team would have made them use a Spanish flag.
2018-04-24 10:30
#82
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Korea XigNw0w 
I think it has a lot to do how the title says it, for example, Taco had Brazilian flag and it said Taco... And in this case, it started Giants sign ALEX...
2018-04-24 14:29
Possibly yeah, still, makes it confusing when pros use names that existing pros already have, there are so many names out there yet people decide to be unoriginal.
2018-04-24 15:08
#85
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Korea XigNw0w 
Well, probably they don't think about already existing pro nicks when they create their own.
2018-04-24 15:21
It's not hard to change your nickname if another established player is already using it, the fact that we have 2 nikos, 1 Nico, 2 steels, 2 Dennis' is just dumb. It's confusing even for casters when they play against each other.
2018-04-24 16:27
#87
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Korea XigNw0w 
Denis and Dennis* and used to be two adrens and I think casters are used to it by now. It might be confusing but I don't think any of them will change their nicks.
2018-04-24 16:31
They won't change their names but I think valve should step in and force the difference, I know a lot of people wouldn't agree but in my opinion I hate seeing the lack of creativity.
2018-04-24 16:45
#39
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
nice move, alex give more experience and firepower. But will last for a while only, because obj, rmn and killdream will group up with mutiris and horvy again. Giants with all spanish maybe, with +soker and +blastinho. Alex, Arki, Soker, Blastinho and +1.
2018-04-23 17:43
It's unlikely that soker moves to a national squad, although it can happen. Blastinho won't move from Mad Lions as they are better than GIants rn and he has been for some time with almost all ofthem and they all have good relationship because almost all of them were part of Infinity. Btw drifking has got the same or even more experience with alex.
2018-04-23 20:50
#73
RIZZZ | 
Portugal andrem34 
Who do you think is the best portuguese player on spain?
2018-04-23 23:28
Zelin, he is really good an nice to watch in general how KPI plays, although im x6 fan.
2018-04-24 18:51
#40
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
LUL nice toxic player, nice move
2018-04-23 17:46
#44
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Sri Lanka khorkalba 
tfw you're not even the best player named "ALEX" in the scene and people immediately think of some UK noob who's better than you.
2018-04-23 17:54
#49
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Kazakhstan PutinAkbar 
why no fox? he is so bad ?
2018-04-23 18:07
#56
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Portugal Stifmyster 
obj is the awper,he is the 2nd best awper from Portugal
2018-04-23 19:25
lul
2018-04-23 19:25
#58
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Portugal Stifmyster 
And i have my profile signed by DriftKing xD R.I.P
2018-04-23 19:26
#68
ALEX | 
Spain ezivnisi 
lul.... unexpect4ed
2018-04-23 21:07
#69
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Spain all_in 
from winning against big, gambit.... to compete again in Spain :S
2018-04-23 21:19
#74
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Brazil JB98 
GL
2018-04-24 01:01
hltv deleted all the comments saying "who?" and pointing out how this is not news.. lol...
2018-04-24 06:11
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