Sharks confirm Luken signing

Sharks have confirmed the signing of Argentinian star Luca "⁠Luken⁠" Nadotti from 9z.

The 22-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Portuguese organisation and will travel to Lisbon later this week to link up with the rest of the team as they will begin preparations for the new tournament season before traveling to North America next month to further their development.

Luken is widely regarded as one of the most talented players in Latin America. Earlier in this year, he was named as one of the players to watch at the WESG Finals, where he would lead Furious to a playoff appearance with a 1.25 rating.

Luken completes Sharks' roster

In Sharks, he will play alongside fellow Argentinian talent Ignacio "⁠meyern⁠" Meyer, who was signed from Isurus at the start of the month after impressing with Isurus, earning an entry into HLTV.org's "One for the future" series.

With these two additions, the Brazilian team hope to get the firepower that they lacked at the recent Americas Minor, where they came in fourth place. After the event, Sharks parted ways with Renato "⁠nak⁠" Nakano and benched Rodrigo "⁠RCF⁠" Figueiredo, ending one of the longest standing lineups in the scene.

"Signings like this are never easy because they are sought-after players," team coach Hélder "⁠coachi⁠" Sancho said in a statement. "But we had to try to have the best with us and fortunately we did it.

"Luken is a big Argentinian talent, who brings in a lot of individual skill and many different tactical options. We are betting on Jhonatan [as an in-game leader] because he can read the game really well, he really studies Counter-Strike and he has the complete trust from all of his team-mates."

Sharks now have:

Brazil Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda
Brazil Leonardo "⁠leo_druNky⁠" Oliveira
Brazil Jhonatan "⁠jnt⁠" Silva
Argentina Ignacio "⁠meyern⁠" Meyer
Argentina Luca "⁠Luken⁠" Nadotti

Portugal Hélder "⁠coachi⁠" Sancho (coach)

Brazil Rodrigo "⁠RCF⁠" Figueiredo (transfer listed)

Brazil Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveira
Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveira
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
447
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
416
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Portugal Hélder 'coachi' Sancho
Hélder 'coachi' Sancho
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.72
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.14
Brazil Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
450
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.11
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakano
Renato 'nak' Nakano
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
492
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Argentina Luca 'Luken' Nadotti
Luca 'Luken' Nadotti
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
203
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
unexpected
2019-08-27 00:05
#15
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Kazakhstan JPDragao
it was expected af
2019-08-27 00:10
indeed expected
2019-08-27 00:36
#26
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United States Frotha
Unexpected
2019-08-27 00:24
nice
2019-08-27 00:05
#3
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Argentina IFK
nice
2019-08-27 00:05
decent
2019-08-27 00:05
#5
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Mexico xPeke
say walla
2019-08-27 00:05
#6
broky | 
Latvia De1Co
NICE
2019-08-27 00:05
who?
2019-08-27 00:07
In which language do they communicate ? Espanol or Portuguese ?
2019-08-27 00:07
#14
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Brazil lortBR
Portuguese, probably
2019-08-27 00:10
Espanuguese
2019-08-27 00:10
#21
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Myanmar xdcc
brazilian
2019-08-27 00:13
Portuguez.
2019-08-27 00:39
Portuñol
2019-08-27 00:42
#46
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Brazil wdks
portugues and spanish is very similar xd
2019-08-27 00:49
#100
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United States stotte
Everytime I say that, Spaniards and Portuguese alike always tell me it isn't
2019-08-29 01:13
#101
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Brazil wdks
Latin American Spanish with Brazilian Portuguese are similar, Spanish from Spain with Portuguese from Portugal I don't know, we play here with Argentine Chileans and we can communicate easily is not very complicated
2019-08-29 01:59
Italian
2019-08-27 02:46
Maori Language
2019-08-27 03:54
which dialect?
2019-08-27 07:50
#90
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA
the one where people does weird dance moves to talk
2019-08-27 16:00
Japanese
2019-08-27 11:52
#86
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Brazil SecondKS
taipei chinese
2019-08-27 15:25
#9
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Sweden KattiZ
looks abit like tarik or is that just me?
2019-08-27 00:08
if tarik was three times as hot
2019-08-27 00:14
Tarik after steroids
2019-08-27 02:46
#10
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Brazil lortBR
n0ice! Let's help our hermanos!
2019-08-27 00:08
whomstvej
2019-08-27 00:09
Nice, but i dont see lukn igling...
2019-08-27 00:09
"AS NOVIDADES CHEGARAM!@LuknCSGO é a mais nova contratação do yng Sharks e @jntcsgo é escolhido como novo IGL da equipe."
2019-08-27 00:12
lei para la mierda, thanks
2019-08-27 00:32
Good, because he won't xD
2019-08-27 00:15
who
2019-08-27 00:09
I guess I'll stop saying "fuck Sharks" now, unless they keep playing the SA qualifiers...
2019-08-27 00:11
They're going to play NA qualifier..
2019-08-27 00:13
POGCHAMP
2019-08-27 00:15
IM SUPER HANDLE about watching luken trash NA players
2019-08-27 00:48
#19
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Argentina p1nguinit0
N I C E
2019-08-27 00:12
Jnt is going to underperform as always. Maybe he can hide behind the igl thing now, I don't know why is he so irregular.
2019-08-27 00:19
#29
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Faroe Islands DJ8
he is an adapted awper so maybe that?
2019-08-27 00:29
#61
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Brazil P4uloVisk
+hen1 - jnt ?
2019-08-27 01:57
#87
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Brazil SecondKS
who is igl after this moviment?
2019-08-27 15:27
noktse pog
2019-08-27 18:48
#94
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Brazil SecondKS
wtf
2019-08-27 21:33
#93
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Brazil P4uloVisk
Luken
2019-08-27 19:17
#95
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Brazil SecondKS
no, but maybe leo_drunky
2019-08-27 21:34
#27
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Europe LoookATme
LULKEN
2019-08-27 00:26
#28
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Philippines stiwa5k
Tell me this, spanish and portuguese are similar? Or can the speakers comprehend each other??
2019-08-27 00:29
#33
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Faroe Islands DJ8
its similar but you have to learn (its easier for the portuguese/brazilian learning spanish than the other way around) for example with giants their lineup its 4 portuguese players and 1 spanish but they´re comunicating in spanish because the players are already used to it "rmn" for example has been playing in spainsh teams for a while and he told in an interview that took him like a month to get used to speaking spanish
2019-08-27 00:35
#81
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Switzerland x676
lul, interesting. My respects for the whole team for doing that.
2019-08-27 10:26
Yes.
2019-08-27 00:35
they have a lot in common. i learnt to speak it fluently-ish just by playing CS
2019-08-27 00:49
After you study wording and accent (harder) it's pretty similar.
2019-08-27 00:51
#53
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Brazil xacinero
Yes, but with portuguese accent (from Portugal) sounds really horrible.
2019-08-27 01:19
Nice! good luck to meyern and luken
2019-08-27 00:31
#59
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Brazil P4uloVisk
+1
2019-08-27 01:55
#31
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Poland Blindilek
Who?
2019-08-27 00:32
+10000000
2019-08-27 00:36
#37
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Brazil Skrol
Ok
2019-08-27 00:36
LOL New champions of Gamers Club.
2019-08-27 00:45
Go Sharks!
2019-08-27 00:46
#42
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Albania SKbugi
wow what a shocking news,how will the cs scene adapt to this crazy roster change and crazy team?
2019-08-27 00:46
#43
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Paraguay darthkaazi
SA Super Team
2019-08-27 00:48
Luken and meyern, two of the betters aim in the scene
2019-08-27 01:04
#57
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Brazil P4uloVisk
+1 good luck minito ! ez4sharks
2019-08-27 01:54
Tamo junto manitooo
2019-08-29 01:11
#49
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Finland 0lter
sharks next top 1 sa
2019-08-27 01:04
DREAM TEAM
2019-08-27 01:12
#58
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Brazil P4uloVisk
+1000
2019-08-27 01:54
there is enough good argentinian players to make a superteam now
2019-08-27 01:17
gl lukeN
2019-08-27 01:17
Nice
2019-08-27 01:33
#55
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Indonesia Maspiyuuu
This Team > Mibr
2019-08-27 01:39
+1
2019-08-27 02:06
#56
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Brazil P4uloVisk
wow ! nice ! lets go sharks
2019-08-27 01:53
nice, good luck for the boys. Pelé and Maradona together = ez game
2019-08-27 01:56
+1000
2019-08-27 02:49
#62
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Argentina damik1ng
Nice! Luken and Meyern again together! Meyern is just a kid but plays like a monster!
2019-08-27 01:58
#64
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Argentina Dibague
skere
2019-08-27 02:08
luken chad
2019-08-27 02:21
next major is ours (?)
2019-08-27 02:29
#70
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Brazil hugoooo
Awesome! This lineup looks way better than the previous one... I expect a fast evolution from them
2019-08-27 03:15
-jnt +cold
2019-08-27 03:28
Next step: hen1
2019-08-27 05:12
#74
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Denmark Zorrondo
-jnt -drunk -exit +Isurus players and there you go, a decent SA team.
2019-08-27 06:00
#88
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Brazil SecondKS
+nikom +1962 +noktse
2019-08-27 15:31
nice
2019-08-27 06:27
Luken #1 hltv soon trust me. GO Luken, go my cs idol !
2019-08-27 06:49
They prob will speak Indonesian together. Unexpected asd
2019-08-27 06:51
#79
EliGE | 
United States fyi
Argentinian cs xD
2019-08-27 08:07
#80
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Switzerland x676
Meyern and LukeN should have signed for x6tence.
2019-08-27 10:24
#89
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Brazil SecondKS
and 1962 too
2019-08-27 15:32
nice add Sharks. GO SHARKS
2019-08-27 11:40
useless
2019-08-27 15:22
Nice men)))
2019-08-27 15:23
#91
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Sweden Shirone
Good!!
2019-08-27 18:26
n1ce men :)
2019-08-28 06:22
GO MY CS IDOL Luken, GO !
2019-08-28 09:51
#99
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Portugal Agricultor
Sharks will go legends next major
2019-08-29 01:12
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