Valiance snap up trio

Valiance have confirmed an overhaul of their CS:GO squad with the signings of Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas, Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković and Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo.

EspiranTo and nexa have been both recruited from Imperial, while ottoNd has been snatched from HAVU after being close to joining the DreamHack Summer champions.

Making way for the trio will be longtime member Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković, who will transition to an analyst role within the organisation, and the team's previous recruits, Aleksandar "⁠jayzaR⁠" Zarkovic and Aleksa "⁠Impulse⁠" Stankić, who have been moved to the bench.

EspiranTo is one of Valiance's newest recruits

With these changes, Valiance hope to establish themselves "as one of the top 16 teams in the world". The Serbian side peaked at 26th in the world in April after qualifying for DreamHack Masters Marseille but have since dropped more than 30 spots in the ranking.

During their eight-month stint under Imperial, EspiranTo and nexa won Copenhagen Games and DreamHack Summer, helping the team to cement a place in the top 30 for ten weeks.

ottoNd, on the other hand, had been with HAVU since September 2017, when he was recruited from iGame.com. He helped the team to win several tournaments, most notably back-to-back Nordic Championship and Finnish eSports League seasons.

With these changes, Valiance now have:

Serbia Nestor "⁠LETN1⁠" Tanić
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač
Serbia Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković
Lithuania Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas
Finland Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo

Sweden Aleksandar "⁠jayzaR⁠" Zarkovic (backup)
Serbia Aleksa "⁠Impulse⁠" Stankić (backup)

Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1132
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1111
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Serbia Aleksa 'Impulse' Stankić
Aleksa 'Impulse' Stankić
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
559
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Sweden Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
792
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
Good luck!!!
2018-11-03 20:27
expected trash comment from trash user
2018-11-03 20:27
#11
JoJo | 
Finland Gogito
ez for Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo
2018-11-03 20:28
+1
2018-11-03 20:28
Ez for HuiChul "Garfield" Jung
2018-11-03 20:43
#103
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Sweden c1gart
ez for Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett
2018-11-03 21:09
Ez for Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer
2018-11-03 21:13
Ez for Manuel “SolEk” Zeindler
2018-11-03 21:41
Ez for Kenny "kennySaveme" Schrub
2018-11-04 08:00
EZ4Walkover
2018-11-10 09:28
#22
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Germany Youngnibba
Just jealous that he is fame and you not
2018-11-03 20:29
+111111111
2018-11-03 20:31
expected trash comment from another trash user ntnt
2018-11-03 20:37
#60
allu | 
Liechtenstein mary69
mad
2018-11-03 20:41
+(-1)
2018-11-03 20:52
#90
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Germany Youngnibba
Expected from would like asian
2018-11-03 20:53
nt
2018-11-03 20:56
#94
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Germany Youngnibba
nt hitler
2018-11-03 20:56
cmon thats not fair :D
2018-11-04 13:37
There is only one chance i can play the hitler card xD
2018-11-04 14:13
#77
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Poland Unluko
Ok
2018-11-03 20:47
+1
2018-11-03 20:51
#4
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Afghanistan eXplosiv3
Always first.
2018-11-03 20:27
expected trash comment from trash user
2018-11-03 20:28
fan of SK XD
2018-11-03 20:28
SK was a good team when it had eu roster. Big was never a good team
2018-11-03 20:32
big is a good team right now, sk doesnt even have a roster nt
2018-11-03 20:35
+1 rekt this noob xD
2018-11-03 20:37
#55
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Germany MaxGamiing
0/8
2018-11-03 20:39
#129
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Portugal mrsc
they were fucking bots xD
2018-11-03 21:53
nice
2018-11-03 20:35
Man, this line-up have future, they have very skilled players, especially ottoNd, EspiranTo and HunTer. I would say they’re better tha MiBuur
2018-11-03 20:35
+1 but to be fair, mibr is the worst team in the world at the moment XD
2018-11-03 20:35
MiBR Pro team Pick one
2018-11-03 20:47
+111111111
2018-11-03 20:49
WHY bench impulse?
2018-11-03 22:15
I was thinking exactly the same.
2018-11-04 05:15
me too
2018-11-04 17:15
Gl Hope they'll make better that what imperial did (even they did pretty well)
2018-11-03 22:46
#2
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Poland anton1oo
Gl
2018-11-03 20:27
#5
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Poland NAR1
Imperial V2
2018-11-03 20:27
#6
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Denmark V1kss
ok
2018-11-03 20:27
#7
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Germany simonmy
SS
2018-11-03 20:27
ofc
2018-11-03 20:27
gj
2018-11-03 20:27
Nicee
2018-11-03 20:28
Ez
2018-11-03 20:28
#16
NEO | 
Sweden 444SEN
time for espiranto to kill another team
2018-11-03 20:29
#19
NEO | 
Sweden 444SEN
other guys are decent pick ups though
2018-11-03 20:29
+1
2018-11-03 20:35
#17
apEX | 
Israel YoavAZ
holy shit
2018-11-03 20:29
glgl
2018-11-03 20:29
#20
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Russia LeonWong
budget option Faze
2018-11-03 20:29
#21
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Serbia KaLuOP
-ottond +anyone on bench
2018-11-03 20:29
Best player on the tiem
2018-11-03 21:19
#23
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Finland dokudanny
who&why?
2018-11-03 20:29
gl with espiranto diva
2018-11-03 20:29
Ez Man's Not Hot v2
2018-11-03 20:30
NOOOOOO
2018-11-03 20:30
thats random
2018-11-03 20:30
#29
steel | 
Belarus Ruble
hmm not so sure about -impulse
2018-11-03 20:31
should be good, dont know about LETN1 but other players so much talanted
2018-11-03 20:32
#33
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Malaysia byaIi
Serbia Nestor "LETN1" Tanić Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja "huNter" Kovač Serbia Nemanja "nexa" Isaković Lithuania Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas Finland Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo LEGIJA NiKo nex Kvik allu mouz v2 lol
2018-11-03 20:32
but nex is german?
2018-11-03 20:51
#89
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Malaysia byaIi
i know but nexa is one of the best players in serbia so i couldnt find another player so i checked his nick in game and without "a" his nick is nex
2018-11-03 20:53
poggers roster
2018-11-03 20:33
Whos gonna take the role of 'bad' player?
2018-11-03 20:33
#88
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Denmark Lassy
better question is who is gonna take the role of “good” player
2018-11-03 20:52
How's that mr wise guy
2018-11-03 23:08
#157
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Denmark Lassy
dont really think the team will work with these players, most of them seem inexperienced, but my bet will be otto taking the L and hunter being good
2018-11-04 00:01
nexa's probably willing to take the L. Ottond has also been an igl in the past i think he's also willing to take some challenging positions for the team.
2018-11-03 23:09
still tier 3
2018-11-03 20:33
#38
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Denmark Alphamon
ROFL
2018-11-03 20:33
#39
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Bulgaria BlindBG11
RIP Serbian CS
2018-11-03 20:34
3 Serbs in team still though i dislike espigayanto
2018-11-03 20:36
2*
2018-11-03 20:40
3, i guess you are autistic
2018-11-03 20:41
can u name 3?
2018-11-03 20:42
Hunter is Serb
2018-11-03 20:42
2 nationalities? and how about NiKo? btw love how you call someone autistic for not knowing someone and say that EspiranTo is toxic :DDDDDDDD
2018-11-03 20:46
Bosnia is Serbia, Serbian land NiKo is serbian ye u are
2018-11-03 20:56
huNter is not a bosnian liquipedia.net/counterstrike/HuNter NiKo and huNter are Serbians form Bosnia.
2018-11-03 20:43
#97
NEO | 
Macedonia balich
Wow you are smart dude Like im fighting with some american dude that doesnt know europe history at all
2018-11-03 21:01
#113
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Myanmar xdcc
it says Bosnian of Serbian descent. so is Tabsen Polish then?
2018-11-03 21:22
1. Bosnians are muslims, I dont think Nemanja is a muslim name 2. write "Republika Srpska" in google you will find that There is a country in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its Republika srpska (Polulation: 1.3 Milion, land mass" 50% of Bosnia and Herzegovina) huNter is from Bejeljina its 2nd largest city in Republika srpska (5th in Bosnia)
2018-11-03 22:13
#62
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Bulgaria AboveYall
isnt he like super toxic? gl to him beeing toxic with balkan ppl i guess LUL
2018-11-03 20:41
Yeah I agree, kick espiranto asap, no matter his skill, hes just cocky bitch I agree
2018-11-03 20:42
he has loba on his side no problem :DD
2018-11-03 20:43
Thanos?
2018-11-03 20:34
Nice
2018-11-03 20:35
Impulse > ottoNd
2018-11-03 20:35
#48
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Russia Sur10n
nice
2018-11-03 20:36
#50
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Finland eMBeJaana
Rip imperial :D
2018-11-03 20:36
So basically Diva EspiranTo destroyed Imperial first just to leave the team a few weeks later? Good job, kiddo!
2018-11-03 20:36
#52
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Poland (bartek)
-espiranto
2018-11-03 20:36
ooo good lineup
2018-11-03 20:39
valiance t1/2 now
2018-11-03 20:40
#58
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Finland Smoonah
desperado haha
2018-11-03 20:40
#67
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Serbia aXilelele
This team has potential. But im sad about impulse he is really good awper and he can use rifle good aswell
2018-11-03 20:43
#91
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Malaysia byaIi
DJoXiC was also good maybe they gonna create another team with NANO,Imp and Dj
2018-11-03 20:54
Lol that ain't happening. They hate each other.
2018-11-03 21:13
#114
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Malaysia byaIi
damn :(
2018-11-03 21:24
You don't know about the drama? Damn. There was a beef between all of them (except huNter), saying that NENO was not attending practises, not being on time and that he was toxic. On the other side, NENO said that he tried everything as an IGL but things didn't work out as he planned and he dropped the IGL role to LETN1 (I believe), but things got worse, until he got kicked, by which he found out via HLTV/Twitter. TLDR: They will never play again together (probably), and if they do, they'll suck major ass, because they're all toxic cunts. That's the Balkan - South EU scene for you. Probably the region with the most talent (not enough money to find and develop it tho), but also one of the most toxic.
2018-11-04 01:17
#159
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Malaysia byaIi
so rip then but some big potencial's can go into EU mix squad
2018-11-04 01:31
#70
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Bulgaria RzE
hahah wut Impulse is a beast
2018-11-03 20:44
ye but they had to make space for ottonD awp
2018-11-03 20:50
#100
NEO | 
Macedonia balich
In balkan teams are about personal relationship between player. I think nexa doesnt like him. Thats the only reasonable way to explain his choice.
2018-11-03 21:05
'his choice'? I don't really think he would just go 'sorry you have to bench this guy if I'm joining' and somehow valiance going 'oh ok everything for you mr nexa'
2018-11-03 21:43
#132
NEO | 
Macedonia balich
he is the best serbian player atm and that's how the things are going here :D
2018-11-03 21:58
with hard work maybe can reach top20~
2018-11-03 20:44
who plz? go buyout niko so u can fail twice hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahahaahahhah
2018-11-03 20:44
Espiranto to make Yugoslavia great again
2018-11-03 20:44
GL to them.
2018-11-03 20:45
ez for nemanjas
2018-11-03 20:46
Is otto decent? Someone? Jay was an ok i guess. Also, this is by far best lineup for serbian players to build
2018-11-03 20:48
decent for tier3 level, not sure that he will show same performance on t2 level
2018-11-03 20:50
ok
2018-11-03 20:50
top 30 team nice
2018-11-03 20:51
Holy shit. This might actually be a really good team. Tier 2 ofc tho.
2018-11-03 21:00
-LET1N +jayzar
2018-11-03 21:02
LET1N IGL and good player
2018-11-03 21:57
Good coach and decent top 10 team complete
2018-11-03 21:03
Unfortunately kassad left to go back to renegades
2018-11-03 21:29
i quite like this line up there is potential is espiranto isnt a cunt the whole time
2018-11-03 21:08
is it me or that move makes no sense whatsoever?Espiranto and nexa both have great potential and are making step backwards with those guys..jeez
2018-11-03 21:13
Impulse is probably as good as ottond, quite stupid move. Now they will communicate in English and suck
2018-11-03 21:15
#115
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Myanmar xdcc
ah yes the serbian espiranto
2018-11-03 21:25
such a skilled lineup
2018-11-03 21:18
i give it 3 months max
2018-11-03 21:20
gl
2018-11-03 21:25
nice lineup
2018-11-03 21:28
so what do you think, does this roster have the potential to reach top16 ?
2018-11-03 21:30
#148
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Myanmar xdcc
probably depends if they do well early on or full tilt since their expectations are high. for imperial roster they wanted top 20, reached it and started making roster moves to go higher. biggest question is ottond since he's more aggressive awper but atleast this roster is stronger on paper than the one with pronax and hadji.
2018-11-03 22:20
I would put my money on it, all they need is not to burn out from pressure to do it to early. top10 potential for sure
2018-11-03 22:25
#121
Zeus | 
Finland Olter
Wtf espiranto Lithuanians are all snakes
2018-11-03 21:30
Omg wtf just happened
2018-11-03 21:32
yea fuck this roster
2018-11-03 21:32
NeKo
2018-11-03 21:42
and imperial ?
2018-11-03 21:52
disband
2018-11-03 21:58
#151
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Myanmar xdcc
0 players because hadji was released and these 2 sold. neil_m (their coach) stayed with org in a different position (probably management). I guess they could sign scream's team
2018-11-03 22:31
Get rid of the Finn.
2018-11-03 21:59
#136
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Finland jUPPE!
racist
2018-11-03 22:02
he meant karrigan
2018-11-03 22:10
#145
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Myanmar xdcc
finn can make serbian cs great again!
2018-11-03 22:13
since otton is finnish that means that it is 1/5th ez for valiance
2018-11-03 22:23
JayzaR their best player, nice one!
2018-11-03 21:59
+1
2018-11-03 22:05
it is also known that many swedish teams when looking for talent overlooked him although he puts up very good stats, even in tier3 (old fnatic academy)
2018-11-03 22:06
He has had a lot of problems with his attitude, no one wants to play with him. At his best he really is very good, can't deny that.
2018-11-04 05:40
#144
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Myanmar xdcc
hunter > jayzar espiranto > jayzar nexa > jayzar letn1 igl, ottond awp.
2018-11-03 22:11
#135
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Asia mocity123
WTF?
2018-11-03 22:01
#138
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Lithuania Tocha
now 2 Nemanja`s?
2018-11-03 22:04
No comment mentioning they'll have to start communicating in English, gonna take a couple of months to see their true potential
2018-11-03 23:15
ha its true.. thats a weakness :) But Nexa and Espiranto bring enough to make the switch. Nexa knew its impossible to make a powerful team only from Yugoslav scene so thats why.
2018-11-04 05:48
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2018-11-04 02:01
Wtf
2018-11-04 07:43
so good team. Let's go huNter Kovac.
2018-11-04 08:18
#167
cype | 
Europe dip6o
Rip another pronax project
2018-11-04 08:57
Solid teem, top 30, maybe top 20 if luck.
2018-11-04 23:10
Oink? Imperial disbanding after not making the minor again i guess
2018-11-05 00:21
WTF is this shit JayzaR gets replaced after a month with the team by a guy that just got signed by another org.
2018-11-05 07:31
16:0 pact, good start
2018-11-05 07:33
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