junior to stand in for Bad News Bears on loan*
junior has been on the sidelines since stepping down from FURIA's active roster in June, stating at the time that he needed a break to reset and recoup as his "mental [was] shot." His performance had taken a steep downturn on the Brazilian lineup, where communication issues and building pressure played a part in junior averaging a 0.92 rating — a far cry from his performance the previous year (1.13 rating).
The move will mark a reunion between junior, Shakezullah and Spongey, who all played together on Triumph in 2020, and massively bolster the firepower of the team ahead of their appearance at ESL Pro League.
junior will stand-in for the roster at the event, which is set to play out online in Europe and will kick off on August 16, with Bad News Bears residing in Group A alongside the likes of Heroic, Astralis, and Vitality.
Nathan "madcow" Retterath (coach)