While preparing for the upcoming VALORANT season, teams have been changing their structures of rosters. One of the strongest representatives of Europe, FunPlus Phoenix, completed its squad by signing Kazakh player Dmitry “dimasick” Matvienko as the fifth player.
In the beginning of December, FunPlus Phoenix parted ways with Meddo, who was Cypher player of the team, and the team has been searching for someone to replace him since then.
The announcement has come through FPX’s Twitter account saing: “Please give a warm welcome to Dimasick, who will now serve as a member of our VALORANT division. As an experienced former CS:GO player, we believe he will help us get more trophies in the future.”
After VALORANT’s launch, there were many former CS:GO players who switched their main game to VALORANT, and Dimasick isn’t the last of them. The 24-year-old player competed in the competitive scene of CS:GO between 2017 and 2020. He started his career in famous Kazakh club AVANGAR, where Dimasick won most of his titles. At the end of 2018, FunPlus Phoenix’s newest member carried on his journey to Gambit Esports, but it didn’t go well. Then, Dimasick headed to his latest stop in CS:GO, pro100, and ended his relatively short CS:GO career.
The Kazakh player has played both games as competitive after VALORANT’s closed beta debut, but it’s not an easy task to carry on with. He completely focused on VALORANT after August and succeeded in attending First Strike CIS main event as a member of One Breath Gaming. Even though OBG was knocked out from the tournament, it was enough for Dimasick to make his way to FunPlus Phoenix.
FunPlus Phoenix has finalized its roster while there is nearly a month for VALORANT Champions Tour’s start. FPX’s roster is:
- Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow
- Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky
- Tobias “ShadoW” Flodström
- Pontus “Zyppan” Eek
- Dmitry “Dimasick” Matvienko