HEET to reform without JACKZ; set to add Maka - Report
The French team will part ways with its latest signing after just five months and bring on another known name in the form of Bryan "Maka" Canda, while Lucas "Lucky" Chastang is set to make his return to the active roster.
HEET's rebuild will not include Audric "JACKZ" Jug, according to the latest report from 1pv.fr. In his place, Lucky will make his return to the squad after a stint on the bench, joined by TGJ's Matthieu "Razzmo" Mellot and Maka of Falcons.
1pv.fr do not specify the reasons why JACKZ has been sidelined ahead of the team's rebuild, but it includes details about the player's complicated relationship with the organization. According to the report HEET has yet to fully repay the 30-year-old for the buyout from G2, an operation in the region of $75,000, which he advanced when the transfer was agreed.
Lucky's return to the squad will be straightforward as the Frenchman is still under contract with HEET. The 24-year-old was benched from the squad in August, but recently featured for the team at ESL Challenger League Season 43 Europe Relegation as bodyy took a short break from competition.
Maka spent the last three months on Falcons' bench following Kenny "kennyS" Schrub's return to Counter-Strike with the Saudi Arabian organization. The move would effectively result in him and bodyy swapping positions, as the ex-HEET in-game leader is rumored to join Falcons and reunite with Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and kennyS.
Razzmo will round out the new roster ahead of the 2023 season. The 21-year-old has competed with TGJ since March and only has one event registered on HLTV, ESL National Championship France Autumn 2021, where he registered a 0.64 rating against HEET's core competing under DBL PONEY.
The rumored HEET lineup will be:
Matthieu "matHEND" Roquigny (coach)