European esports organization Acend has revealed its new VALORANT roster that will be taking part in the upcoming VALORANT tournament Superdome in Egypt, trying to snatch a chunk of the $30,000 prize pool.
Acend has revealed its lineup for the VCT 2022 off-season event Superdome held by BME eSports in cooperation with Riot Games. Superdome is an offline competition that will take place in capital of Egypt Cairo from Sunday, October 16-22. The event will feature eight invited VALORANT teams including Acend, Fnatic, and Team Falcons.
According to the announcement, Acend will enter the competition with an international roster coached by Milan “milan” de Meij and Laurynas “Nbs” Kisielius. However, it’s still unclear whether these five players will stay together as the First Strike Brazil Closed Qualifier approaches.
Here's the Magnificent Seven that will carry our flag in 🇪🇬 Cairo!
— ACEND CLUB (@AcendClub) October 5, 2022
Acend plays with roxie
The youngest member of the new lineup, the 20-year-old Lithuanian Povilas “roxie” Krivelis, will have a chance to prove himself as the new season kicks off. The young player has already played for teams such as European Wave Esports, IVY, and Spanish Case Esports in his career. Most notably, he put on a great performance with his former team in the VRL finals, finishing the tournament in third place after losing in the Upper Bracket finals.
Acend will compete in the tournament with the following players in their lineup:
- Evening “vakk” Bebravičius
- Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek
- Povilas “roxie” Krivelis
- Ondřej “MONSTEERR” Petrů
- Patryk “starxo” Kopczynski
- Laurynas “Nbs” Kisielius (Coach)
- Milan “Milan” de Meij (Coach)
What kind of event is the Superdome?
Superdome is scheduled to start in just a few days, next Sunday on October 16th. The event taking place in Cairo is an off-season tournament hosted by BME Esports and will feature eight invited teams from across the EMEA region. The prize pool is $30,000, with the prize distribution yet to be announced.
The competition will bring a clash clash between European and MENA VALORANT teams. More specifically, the top two teams from Europe — Fnatic and Acend — will face off against the top six teams from the MENA region, namely NASR Esports, Piercer Esports, Team RA’AD, Team Falcons, YaLLa Esports, and Geekay Esports.
The event’s format will see all eight teams battling in a best-of-one round-robin group stage, with the top four teams advancing to the Grand Final.
While the Grand Final will be played in front of a live audience at Cairo Stadium’s Indoor Hall, all matches will be live-streamed on BME’s Twitch channel.
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