shox set to join Vitality - Report
The two organisations have reportedly agreed terms for a transfer after initially being far apart when it came to shox's valuation, with the move expected to be officially confirmed in the coming days.
The 27-year-old, who made every top 20 player of the year list between 2013 and 2016, will replace Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt in Vitality's starting line-up, reuniting with his former G2 teammates Cédric "RpK" Guipouy and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire.
Vitality also had free agent Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey on their shortlist as a back-up option in case of a breakdown in negotiations with G2 before an agreement - believed to be worth between $350,000 and $450,000 - was finally struck.
shox is expected to make his first appearance for Vitality at DreamHack Masters Malmö, scheduled for October 1-6. Sixteen teams will be attending the Swedish event, including G2, who have not yet made an announcement regarding their team despite reports crediting them with an interest in CR4ZY duo Nemanja "nexa" Isaković and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač.
Rémy "XTQZZZ" Quoniam (coach)
Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt (benched)