Movistar Riders bench loWel; add larsen and shokz
On July 28 Rajohn "EasTor" Linato announced he was moved to Movistar Riders’ bench, leaving a spot on the lineup unaccounted for. Initial reports by Dust2.dk pointing towards larsen being the player to take over the Big Green have now been confirmed as he will join the squad ahead of the FunSpark ULTI 2020 Europe Qualifier. The Danish AWPer, who taught youths Counter-Strike for a living before his move to Riders, was last seen playing for Sigma in several local tournaments.
Movistar Riders have also announced that loWel is being moved to the bench. The 23-year-old Spaniard had been on the roster since last October, when he returned to the Madrid-based organization after spending half a year with HellRaisers. Since rejoining Riders, loWel was part of the team that attended DreamHack Open Sevilla and qualified for the ESL One Rio Europe Minor, going on to play the two first RMR tournaments, ESL One Road to Rio and cs_summit 6, which the Spanish squad ended in 11th and 12th place.
Substituting loWel in the starting five will be shokz, the Estonian 22-year-old rifler who was last plying his trade for SMASH, with whom he ended up reaching two Home Sweet Home Cup finals and more recently finished the first Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup in 3-4th place.
Movistar Riders have announced the new roster within the context of it being the team that will compete at the FunSpark ULTI 2020 Europe Qualifier, where they will face Endpoint in their first Group A upper bracket match on Saturday, although the squad is expected to remain the same moving forward, HLTV.org has learned.
The two sidelined Spanish players remain contracted to Movistar Riders, but have been allowed to look for interested parties to enter negotiations with for their possible exits.
Movistar Riders are now:
Galder "bladE" Barcena (coach)