emi to step in for GODSENT in BLAST Showdown, DHM Winter
The former c0ntact member has been trying out for the team and will get the chance to prove his worth in two official competitions.
Luka "emi" Vuković will be GODSENT's fifth player in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown and DreamHack Masters Winter, the Swedish organisation announced on Thursday. The 27-year-old will fill the gap in the squad left by the benching of Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend.
HLTV.org reported two weeks ago that emi was one of the players on GODSENT's shortlist to replace kRYSTAL and that he had begun playing for the team as soon as it was decided that the German would be replaced. He has been without a team since August, when c0ntact signed Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer to lead the squad, with his contract being terminated two months later.
emi played for Balkan teams like iNation, Binary Dragons and Valiance earlier in his career before taking up coaching in November 2018. He guided CR4ZY during the team's Legend status run at the StarLadder Major, returning to a player role shortly afterward in the wake of the transfers of Nemanja "nexa" Isaković and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač to G2. In January 2020, the team was sold to c0ntact in a deal worth over $1.5 million, according to a report from 1pv.fr.
GODSENT will face mousesports on November 25 in the opening round of the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, in which two spots in the Fall Finals will be on the line. The two teams have also been placed in Group B of the DreamHack Masters Winter event alongside Astralis, Liquid, G2, Sprout, FURIA and North.
The team will play their next two tournaments with the following lineup: