Heretics complete lineup with Nivera signing
The 18-year-old Belgian effectively replaces Jérémy "jeyN" Nguyen in the French roster, after the 22-year-old player's contract with the organization was officially terminated on Friday because of character traits that did not align with the rest of the team.
Nivera was last seen playing alongside Vitality's new member, Kévin "misutaaa" Rabier, in Legends in January's IEM Katowice open qualifiers, where the team made it to the top-16 stage in the first qualifier.
Although the Belgian has previously been the main AWPer in his teams (with 41% of his kills recorded across ten maps on HLTV being with the sniper rifle), it is expected that Bryan "Maka" Canda will stay in that role in Heretics.
HLTV.org has learned that the team will be able to add their newest member to their Europe Minor lineup ahead of the roster deadline in late March despite making it to the Rio tournament with jeyN via the closed qualifier.
Should the Rio de Janeiro event go on as planned, Nivera will make his notable LAN debut in at the Minor in Brazil from April 26-May 2, which is the only upcoming tournament in Heretics' schedule at the moment.
Heretics have the following team:
Morgan "B1GGY" Madour (coach)