Into the Breach announce draken and RuStY signings

The British core will now be partnered with an experienced Swedish duo.

Into the Breach have officially secured the signatures of William "⁠draken⁠" Sundin and Alfred "⁠RuStY⁠" Karlsson to complete their roster ahead of the new season. The new pair will permanently fill the hole left by the departures of Kirk "⁠Tadpole⁠" Stephens and Yaroslav "⁠isk⁠" Issakov in March and put an end to the instability which forced the squad to employ several stand-ins since.

The team temporarily hosted players such as Thomas "⁠Thomas⁠" Utting and Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk, while Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield was signed on a trial basis in March. The arrival of the Swedes consequently means that the 22-year-old sniper will not be part of the squad's long-term aims.

The new lineup already took part in a few official matches together, most notably at ESEA Summer 2022 Cash Cup 2 Europe, where the squad managed to grab first place.

draken has officially joined Into the Breach

draken needs no introduction. The 26-year-old is an explosive but notoriously inconsistent AWPer that made his name in 2017-2018 during his stints with Ninjas in Pyjamas and fnatic, Sweden's biggest teams. Following his departure from the squad in black and orange, draken spent the following two years bouncing around different Swedish teams before making the temporary switch to VALORANT.

Meanwhile, RuStY has mostly competed in the lower tiers of Swedish Counter-Strike, representing GamerLegion for nearly three years, and even teaming up with draken between 2019-2020.

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"Everyone within the squad is highly motivated to break ground and prove once again that the Swedish + UK combo is an excellent one," read the statement from Sam Macedonio, owner of the organization. "We’ll be throwing our full weight and support behind these guys and have full confidence they’ll do great things in the future," it continued.

"We are happy to have a stable team again. With the many tournaments ahead of us, our goal is to slowly but surely improve steadily and move higher in the rankings," added Marvin Matthes, Into the Breach's team manager.

The new lineup will have its LAN debut at Assembly Summer 2022 in Finland and will see Into the Breach battle it out against seven other teams for the lion's share of a €15,000 prize pool.

Into the Breach are now:

United Kingdom Adam "⁠Adam9130⁠" Ahmad
United Kingdom William "⁠dobbo⁠" Dobson
United Kingdom Cai "⁠CYPHER⁠" Watson
Sweden William "⁠draken⁠" Sundin
Sweden Alfred "⁠RuStY⁠" Karlsson

Portugal Gustavo "⁠Juve⁠" Alexandre (coach)

United Kingdom William 'dobbo' Dobson
William 'dobbo' Dobson
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
302
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Alfred 'RuStY' Karlsson
Alfred 'RuStY' Karlsson
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1101
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
United Kingdom Kirk 'Tadpole' Stephens
Kirk 'Tadpole' Stephens
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.68
United Kingdom Cai 'CYPHER' Watson
Cai 'CYPHER' Watson
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
247
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
United Kingdom Adam 'Adam9130' Ahmad
Adam 'Adam9130' Ahmad
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
471
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.72
Ukraine Yaroslav 'isk' Issakov
Yaroslav 'isk' Issakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
140
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.60
Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
283
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
#2
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Canada SparklMastr
did smooya dirty
2022-07-23 18:06
1 reply
apparently he was just in the team to help out until they find an awper cuz isk left because of ukraine, now isk is on edwards new team
2022-07-23 18:32
nice
2022-07-23 18:06
dobbo still there ??
2022-07-23 18:07
#6
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Sweden nevz26
It all started with the fact that he said that all cis teams are garbage
2022-07-23 18:07
As things should be welcome back to csgo draken
2022-07-23 18:07
Breach good but Kayo better
2022-07-23 18:07
2 replies
+1 kayo goat
2022-07-23 18:33
#82
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England Triturn
not on fracture
2022-07-23 20:09
smooya career is a fakin joke, you can do better than this man
2022-07-23 18:08
4 replies
He can... Definitely an attitude problem
2022-07-23 18:18
#69
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Argentina fribergoat
But he was a standing
2022-07-23 19:34
2 replies
no he was sitting most of the time i think
2022-07-24 16:16
1 reply
I would have messed with him too, if not for his name and fan of, respect ;)
2022-07-25 13:29
#10
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Europe Aki_WHO
who
2022-07-23 18:08
Stop writing “Valorant” in all big letters, is this site paid by Riot Gaming? Odd.
2022-07-23 18:09
14 replies
Because the name of the game is "VALORANT" and not "Valorant".
2022-07-23 18:10
13 replies
Go back to school and learn basics.
2022-07-23 18:14
12 replies
#13. Stop crying about it. Just dont play VALORANT and ignore it, its that simple. Thats what i do.
2022-07-23 18:16
11 replies
Yea kid, stop crying, and also stop projecting your insecurities and nonsense onto others. #18 otherwise. And who said I dislike Valorant? Hahahaha so dumb
2022-07-23 18:18
9 replies
2022-07-23 18:19
8 replies
#24 + enjoy your L and bye /ignored
2022-07-23 18:20
7 replies
9yo moment lol
2022-07-23 18:33
6 replies
Yea that’s you, as per usual most people are just projecting while I just pointed out a literal inconsistency. Nobody says “VALORANT” to Valorant aside from Riot gaming and the one instructed by them. You have no clue
2022-07-23 18:35
5 replies
2022-07-23 19:00
Source: Trust me bro
2022-07-23 19:34
It is easier to type in non caps, that is why people call it Valorant/valorant/valo not VALORANT. It's Riot's game and they named it VALORANT, who are you to judge or decide what the game should be called lmao. In my opinion, Valorant and VALORANT both are the right way to write it, shouldn't be a big deal.
2022-07-24 12:33
2 replies
And you can’t read just some other wannabes here who think they can discuss shit with me. First of all my complaint goes to author not to you wannabes. Secondly, again, for the third time, learn to read perhaps, Counter Strike is also written like ALL other games in bold letters, so why isn’t it written in bold letters here? Ah interesting, we have different standards here it seems. The discussion is over and I’m right, just go and talk to someone else, you can’t push your ego here. COUNTER-STRIKE -> Counter-Strike VALORANT -> VALORANT It’s just marketing. Why does the author feel the urge to do marketing for Valorant here? Nobody writes it like that aside from product pages. Edit: who am I? Apparently someone, cause you’re just jealous, and also where did I discuss what it should be called? It’s just about the weird way he is writing it. Lol, go back to school, dude. Flag checks out, a Indian being jealous. XD so not surprising.
2022-07-24 17:22
1 reply
Csgo on steam- 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive', val on riot client- 'VALORANT' You're the male equivalent of the 'women ☕' meme. Grow a pair and learn to be respectful and accept when you're wrong. /closed
2022-07-25 00:10
Im up for playing VALORANT, of you were to gift it to me.
2022-07-25 13:26
smooya >>>>>>>> draken
2022-07-23 18:09
2 replies
name checks out
2022-07-23 18:11
#65
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Poland moistu
you think he fucking would like to stay on the tier 5 xd team he was helping them until they found a new awper
2022-07-23 19:19
EZ4ITB
2022-07-23 18:11
downgrade for draken, from better game to cs again kekw
2022-07-23 18:11
#19
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Poland Terlikkk
Smooya D:
2022-07-23 18:15
#21
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Pakistan LoOuU2
what about Savage then ?
2022-07-23 18:16
8 replies
#23
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Probably disbanding, they almost got relegated in Advanced and did fuck all elsewhere
2022-07-23 18:17
7 replies
#25
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Pakistan LoOuU2
thats sad , i remember there were a string of events a couple of months back when Savage were doing pretty good . Lost some final to HEET in a big event qualifier or something.
2022-07-23 18:17
6 replies
#26
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United Kingdom tomtom94
losing twist and PlesseN did them no favours unfortunately
2022-07-23 18:18
5 replies
#28
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Pakistan LoOuU2
true but it did elevate Finest to some level. Well at least Draken has himself another team , i wish he finds some success !
2022-07-23 18:18
4 replies
Herself*
2022-07-25 13:23
3 replies
#149
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Wat
2022-07-25 13:34
2 replies
Was just messing with you :D
2022-07-25 16:37
1 reply
#155
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Pakistan LoOuU2
ah , ok
2022-07-25 18:10
#22
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Into the Swedech
2022-07-23 18:16
3 replies
You take all the help you can get right?
2022-07-25 13:22
2 replies
#150
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Exactly
2022-07-25 14:40
1 reply
"You take all the help you can get right?" So.. Get_right?
2022-07-25 16:39
UK :handshake: Sweden Business as usual in the 2020s CS scene
2022-07-23 18:18
Sm omegalul omegalul ya ain't even good enough for Into the breach 😂😂 that guy's career is finished
2022-07-23 18:21
2 replies
he left...
2022-07-23 18:23
1 reply
He's a bum
2022-07-23 19:01
Nice to see draken!
2022-07-23 18:21
kekw
2022-07-23 18:21
#35
JK | 
Asia flipflop
draken over smooya!! lmao
2022-07-23 18:22
1 reply
smooya is a cancer
2022-07-23 18:51
d r a k e n i s back
2022-07-23 18:31
smooya kicked again deserved
2022-07-23 18:34
Nooo where is smoooooooooooooya
2022-07-23 18:36
1 reply
playing cash cup atm
2022-07-23 18:37
Time to watch Into the Breach accomplish absolutely nothing and be sent into the bench like usual.
2022-07-23 18:41
thats a great upgrade i understand that with -rusty and the -zero announced not that long ago in GamerLegion someone will replace them or they disband?
2022-07-23 18:43
1 reply
Regali TMB and jL will join Gamerlegion
2022-07-23 18:57
unleash the draken
2022-07-23 18:47
SMOOYA couldn't even cut it in this Faceit cup mix lmao
2022-07-23 18:51
#57
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Italy Skye620
Expected, Smooya revealed this a few days ago now
2022-07-23 18:56
#59
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United States ILOVEFEET
Imagine kicking the two best talents to ever hail from UK in Smooya and Thomas for THIS LMAOOOOOOOO
2022-07-23 18:58
2 replies
prob is cause of salaries imo
2022-07-23 19:11
illiteracy is a real problem in the States then
2022-07-23 19:14
#63
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Finland AliSabid
Niice
2022-07-23 19:12
#68
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Sweden Cveta
I think this can work good because there is no Smooya. Fnatic failed because of Smooya not because uk swe don’t work.
2022-07-23 19:29
3 replies
smooya was there as a stand in until they find an awper can you not read?
2022-07-24 01:12
2 replies
#113
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Sweden Cveta
Not in fnatic I’m talking about fnatic not itb can you not read?
2022-07-24 08:27
1 reply
He was on trial, they won a tournament without dropping a map
2022-07-24 12:03
holy damn smooya is only 22, what the fuck
2022-07-23 19:40
1 reply
#118
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
yea my thoughts too... maybe by the time he gets 26 or so he starts becoming mature enough for teams.
2022-07-24 12:25
Back to cs after doing nothing in valo lmao
2022-07-23 19:41
Killjoy >>> cypher
2022-07-23 19:44
#75
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Chad kdorek
smoooooooobye
2022-07-23 19:53
It's gonna be like that Coalesce team. Play a little bit of ESEA Ladder, cash cups, a couple of open quals and disband
2022-07-23 19:53
30 degree :D
2022-07-23 19:55
EZ EU&CIS RMR for Draken , lul
2022-07-23 19:55
Draken god
2022-07-23 19:57
yes lets go
2022-07-23 19:59
1 reply
Why are you happy with this? This team should be a career low for draken and Rusty..
2022-07-25 13:19
smooya could have been solid T1 material but he needs personal growth like s1mple
2022-07-23 20:03
Maybe
2022-07-23 20:17
garbage washed up players draken and jw
2022-07-23 20:17
1 reply
The news are about Rusty and Draken.
2022-07-23 20:51
#85
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Belgium RobinDG
30 degree window, cant wait
2022-07-23 20:32
sadge smooya bettor
2022-07-23 20:32
#87
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Hungary szia
So this basically confirms smooya to g2
2022-07-23 20:45
Smooya prob has a better team now..
2022-07-23 20:52
#92
joel | 
Portugal 70maz
30 deggre window is back
2022-07-23 20:54
Interesting but I dont like this, I'd rather Into The Breach either go full Swedish or stay full British.
2022-07-23 21:05
#94
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Chile 1cristiaan
ez4smooo
2022-07-23 21:08
Total BS, Smooya gets robbed again! He needs to start his own team.
2022-07-23 21:17
So this team is now budget fnatic?
2022-07-23 22:39
#102
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
Smooya really got trialed by into the breach and did not get signed?
2022-07-23 23:05
Disband in max. 3 months
2022-07-23 23:44
Only player with +1 rating is a washed AWP who misses straight shots, nice.
2022-07-24 01:18
1 reply
Rusty 1,05. This not +1?
2022-07-25 13:17
#110
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Sweden flippig
tier 999
2022-07-24 03:00
1 reply
xD
2022-07-24 05:33
30 degree window LOL
2022-07-24 06:59
Even washed up draken and rusty are too good for this team lol why they decided to join xD
2022-07-24 09:34
remove smooya add draken xdddd
2022-07-24 10:25
7 replies
yeah man its not like smooya was a standin or something.
2022-07-24 10:33
6 replies
#125
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United Kingdom Blainey
I think a few people don’t understand how a stand in works…
2022-07-24 18:26
5 replies
Maybe smoya and thomas has something planed with alex. Its not such a weird thought.
2022-07-25 13:15
4 replies
#151
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Would be fun but I'm pretty sure Smooya and ALEX's bridges are well and truly burned after Fnatic
2022-07-25 14:41
3 replies
They didnt seem to have a problems with eachother to me. What makes you say that?
2022-07-25 16:40
2 replies
#156
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Smooya getting kicked?
2022-07-25 19:09
1 reply
Alex got kicked too, that means him and mezii got problems?
2022-07-25 20:33
Lezzzzz gooo bianconeri
2022-07-24 13:21
i am gay for draken
2022-07-24 13:55
hell yes
2022-07-24 17:33
those ratings in T5 cs...
2022-07-24 20:13
draken is one of the biggest 'what ifs' of our scene.. him and maikelele.. if only they had a stable team around them.. they could been such great AWPers..
2022-07-24 20:19
#137
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Italy Rynam
lies
2022-07-25 01:28
#139
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Europe dip6o
Lol, signing Draken in 2022
2022-07-25 13:11
1 reply
Whatever you say boy. He is way better then they deserve.. same goes for smooya.
2022-07-25 13:14
Such a lackluster team for draken to join.. Too good for this wack team..
2022-07-25 13:11
F for Smooya he even gets kicked off this shit tier 2-3 team like wtf he is meant to play tier 1 what in the world is going on anymore lol. i really hope he can somehow find a good new team that he fits well with.
2022-07-28 04:08
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