Into the Breach sign Bymas, NEOFRAG
ITB are back to five players ahead of their IEM Cologne Play-in charge.
Into the Breach has announced Aurimas "Bymas" Pipiras and Adam "NEOFRAG" Zouhar as its signings going into the fall season. The European team had lost two of its players this summer, Cai "CYPHER" Watson and Sebastian "volt" Maloș, after breaking out in the spring with a quarter-final finish at the BLAST.tv Paris Major.
Bymas will have much to celebrate as it marks his return to competition a year after his final LAN, IEM Cologne, where he and his former MOUZ teammates made the quarter-finals before the Lithuanian rifler was moved to the bench in favor of Dorian "xertioN" Berman from the academy squad.
The 19-year-old will now start off the season revisiting the German city on the banks of the Rhine with his new team as they ready up for the IEM Cologne Play-in.
The other half of the equation is the acquisition of NEOFRAG, one of the affected players in OG's summer revamp. The Czech rifler, who became a hot prospect while averaging a 1.18 rating with his SINNERS countrymen in 2020-2022, failed to materialize that potential in the international squad.
"After the departures of volt and CYPHER we had to look for international replacements with enough experience to finalize our roster ahead of IEM Cologne and the CS2 release," Marvin "Punico" Matthes, ITB's Head of CS:GO, told HLTV.
"We are more than happy to welcome NEOFRAG and Bymas as two young and promising players to our team. With this new roster we aim to maintain a place within the top 15 and continue to attend EPT and all other Big Events in the future."
Into the Breach, who are now preparing for IEM Cologne, have already recorded their first match on HLTV with the new constellation in the second Gamers8 open qualifier, a 10-16 loss on Inferno to MelBet.
Coming up for the international squad will be the ESL Pro League Season 18 NC Europe Qualifier starting July 14. They will play their opening match against the winner of ECLOT vs. ex-Genk for a spot in one of the two final qualifying matches.
Into the Breach is now:
Gustavo "Juve" Alexandre (coach)