O PLANO become 00Nation
The team around Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe have found a home after months without an organization.
00NATION, a new esports organization that recently merged with Nordavind and that has Juventus footballer Arthur Melo and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens among their investors, has announced the signing of the Brazilian O PLANO lineup around kNgV-.
The signing sees the roster find backing after playing for months without support, having parted ways with their former organizations throughout the first few months of 2021 to officially form the six-man team under the O PLANO banner at the beginning of May.
"We had multiple opportunities from all over the world, but after truly getting to know zero zero nation, the team, their short and long term goals, vibe and identity made this a no brainer," kNgV- said in a statement about joining the organization.
"We look forward to continue building on the foundation established by the players and to be a part their journey towards the top," 00Nation's Head of Esports, Bruno Santos, added, "and in doing so develop a winning sports culture that allows them to reach their full potential while simultaneously allowing them to express themselves as entertainers and to keep telling their story."
Despite Valve's decision to change their approach to players who received VAC bans dating back at least five years, which effectively made Vinicius "vsm" Moreira eligible to participate in Majors and RMR events, the Brazilian side has continued to field a six-man roster in recent times. Alencar "trk" Rossato has been the least active of the six in terms of maps played, but he has still been seen stepping in and out of the lineup in their matches.
The team is currently ranked 43rd following a successful qualification for Funspark ULTI Europe Regional Series 3, which is set to kick off on September 13. Their official debut under the new banner will come in the Nordic Masters Fall tournament, which serves as a qualifier for the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, with the first match of Group B pitting them against fnatic on Saturday at 13:30 .
00NATION boast the following roster:
Raphael "cogu" Camargo (coach)