paiN agree deal to sign saffee
The 25-year-old will have his first top-flight experience in Brazil after impressing in the lower tier.
saffee, whose contract with Paquetá would have expired at the end of this month, will step into the shoes of Paulo "land1n" Felipe, who has been on paiN's books since February 2019. The 26-year-old's inability to obtain a visa to enter the United States is reportedly the key reason for his departure.
saffee has no such issues, having lived in the United States last year, when he represented New England Whalers. He exploded after returning home as he became a key performer for Paquetá, averaging a 1.27 rating during his time with the team.
paiN were supposed to move to Canada in April, but their plans were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The team, who enjoyed an eventful year in 2019 with six domestic titles and one Big Event attendance (StarSeries i-League Season 7), failed to secure a spot in the first Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament in South America, ESL One: Road to Rio, after losing to Imperial in the Play-in Stage.
With this addition, paiN will have:
Bruno "ellllll" Ono (coach)