SAW bid farewell to JUST; add arrozdoce
SAW have announced the addition of Rafael "arrozdoce" Wing, adding the 20-year-old to take the place of JUST. The change comes a week after the Portugese team crashed out of BLAST.tv Paris Major EU RMR A in last place following losses to Virtus.pro, MOUZ, and OG.
JUST was one of the roster's longest-tenured members, joining in January 2020 alongside Christopher "MUTiRiS" Fernandes and Ricardo "roman" Oliveira. He recorded a 1.06 rating while with the team and took part in a plethora of online competitions and a handful of LAN events, helping them win Elisa Invitational Fall 2022, ESL Challenger League Season 43 Europe, and achieve runner-up finishes in REPUBLEAGUE Season 1 and DreamHack Open December 2020.
"JUST played an essential role in virtually all key moments and, alongside us, achieved unprecedented feats and feats for esports in Portugal," the organization said in a statement. "With him, we reached the RMR, the Pro League and the world top 20 three times. We experienced the best of our times and overcame challenges that seemed impossible. We vibrated in each clutch, in each frag, in each game.
"Unfortunately, and by decision of the team together with the organization, the time has come to make changes to the CS:GO roster, so that we can continue to evolve and grow, keeping our focus on reaching the next level."
To fill JUST's spot, SAW have added arrozdoce on transfer from FTW. The 20-year-old has played for the Portuguese organization since June 2021, and has averaged a 1.00 rating while under their banner.
"The most recent warrior will certainly bring dynamism and great moments to the national scene and, as a team and organization, we have great expectations for the future and for all the goals that we have aligned for the near future," SAW said in a statement about their new addition.
Their new roster can be found below:
Daniel "NABOWOW" Brito (interim coach)
Tiago "JUST" Moura (bench)