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 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.
"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:
Gustavo "Juve" Alexandre (coach)