Sources with knowledge of the transfer have confirmed to BLIX that British organization Into The Breach are set to announce former Virtus.pro player, Alexey "Qikert" Golubev, as their new fifth in short order. The upcoming signing sees the IEM Rio 2022 Major winner return to activity after being benched by the Armenian-Russian organization in late August in favor of Nikolay "mir" Bityukov.
Likewise, the addition of Qikert comes after Into The Breach's former IGL Thomas “Thomas” Utting recently benched himself, and follows on from the arrival of Kevin “misutaaa” Rabier in the wake of Adam "NEOFRAG" Zouhar’s departure. It is the second rebuild of the team in as many months following the departures of Major quarter finalists Cai "CYPHER" Watson to TSM, and Sebastian "volt" Malos to GamerLegion.
BLIX understands that Qikert will come in to be the team’s new IGL, a role he has previously undertaken in earlier stages of his time with the Virtus.pro lineup on AVANGAR.
With Qikert, Into the Breach's lineup will consist of:
- Joey “CRUC1AL” Steusel
- Karol “rallen” Radowicz
- Aurimas “bymas” Pipiras
- Kevin “misutaaa” Rabier
- Alexey "Qikert" Golubev
- Thomas “Thomas” Utting (Substitute)
- Martin “trace” Heldt (Coach)
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