Vladislav #Krad Kravchenko has been signed by ForZe on a free transfer. The newcomer fills one of the roster vacancies created by the benching of Aleksandr #KENSI Gurkin and Evgeny #Norwi Ermolin in October.
Meanwhile, Peppe #Peppzor Borak, a member of #Fnatic Rising, has been with the organization for a year and eight months. During that time, he primarily played on the academy roster but was occasionally called up to the main team.
Forze Gaining Force
Andrey #Jerry Mekhryakov and his team were eliminated from the Major in Antwerp despite starting with a 2-0 record in the Challengers Stage. When they were unable to qualify for the most recent Major, IEM Rio, internal problems that had been simmering since then finally erupted, and forZe moved both players to the inactive roster.
Krad has previously worked with Entropiq for almost 18 months and had an overall rating of 1.03 during that period. Although he wasn’t the best player, his steadiness allowed others to emerge, such Aleksei #El1an Gusev and Igor #Forester Bezotecheskiy. At its best, the team even advanced to the Legends Stage of the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 and took first place in a number of online competitions, including the CCT North Europe Series 1 and the Malta Vibes Knockout Series 2.
Due to the team’s failure to qualify for the previous two Majors and visa concerns that prohibited the lineup from competing in tournaments, Entropiq transfer-listed its primary roster in October. Later, in November, the most of the players were dismissed, leaving only Forester and head coach Dmitry #hooch Bogdanov on contract.
After filling in at CCT North Europe Series 2, where several other stand-ins for the Russian team, including Timur #clax Sabirov, Eugene #Aunkere Karyat, and Guy #anarkez Trachtman, also competed for the Russian team, Krad was able to secure one of the two slots open in forZe.
Fnatic Waves Peppzor
Peppzor most recently filled in for fnatic’s main roster at Elisa Masters Espoo in November, where he displayed excellent potential and a desire to advance in his career. Peppzor declared, “I feel like I’m ready. It would be amazing for me to move from an academy squad to another team.
Throughout his stay with fnatic, Peppzor participated in two games with the first squad. The first was in 2021 when he participated in a few more tournaments and the 15th season of the ESL Pro League. After fnatic failed to qualify for the PGL Major Antwerp Europe RMR A due to the 20-year-old rifler’s inability to make an impression, he was sent back to the academy team.
While in the B team, Peppzor experienced greater success on an individual level. In the WePlay Academy League Season 5 he achieved a notable rating of 1.20, and fnatic Rising became the first team other than MOUZ NXT to win the development league.
His achievement in fnatic Rising gave him the chance to play with the starting lineup at Elisa Masters Espoo once more. He had a 1.16 rating in the competition this time, and he even came to life on the second map of the final to give fnatic the victory over BIG.
Peppzor will play the final ESL Challenger League matches of this season with fnatic Rising before leaving the organization, and more information about the team is anticipated soon.