Valiance swap NENO for jayzaR
In-game leader NENO has been released from his contract with the organization and thus became a free agent. The Macedonian had been part of the team since January 2017, when they were known as iNation.
In his time with Valiance, he led them to several domestic titles and helped them qualify for DreamHack Masters Marseille, the squad's first experience at a big event.
However, since their appearance at the French tournament, the Balkan squad have been dropping in the rankings, as they're now sitting in 48th place, having fallen from 26th place over the course of the last three-and-a-half months.
Leadership has passed to Nestor "LETN1" Tanić, according to a statement from coach Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović, who also stated that the team will continue to communicate in their mother tongue, as jayzaR speaks Serbian.
"Super happy to be apart of Valiance. It's a dream come true to finally represent a "Balkan team". I'm in a great environment with really good talented players and I'm sure we will achieve great things and show the rest of the competition what we are made of!"
"This was something we had decided as a team before the break. We all sat down together and agreed that we need a different approach going into the new season. With LETN1 now leading the team and jayzaR coming in as our fifth, we will swap a few roles but overall our communication will remain in Serbian."
Valiance's roster now looks as follows:
Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)