Spanish esports organization Giants Gaming has announced their new VALORANT squad for the 2022 VALORANT Champions Tour, which includes a roster full of players from different backgrounds.
The new team consists of Spanish players Adolfo “Fit1nho” Gallego and Fabian “Quick” Pereira Gomez, Czech players Adam “Jesse” Čtvrtníček and Ondřej “MONSTEERR” Petrů and Turkish star Batuhan “russ” Malgaç. However, such a mix of nationalities may force the team to make further changes to its roster. Due to European VALORANT Regional Leagues requiring three players to have the same nationality of the league they’re competing it, Giants would need another Spanish player to compete in the Spanish VRL.
Ya está aquí la nueva generación. pic.twitter.com/QGuyyq9oAW
— Giants (@GiantsGaming) January 7, 2022
Giants rose to prominence late last year in VCT Stage 3 when the squad, then then lead by former G2 Esports player David “Davidp” Prins, made the Challengers 3 main event. The team placed second, which was enough to qualify them for the Challengers Playoffs. Giants’ VALORANT squad were one series win away from qualifying for Masters 3 Berlin at Challengers Playoffs but fell short to G2. The only player to continue their tenure with Giants from 2021 is Fit1nho.
Get to know the 2022 Giants VALORANT roster
Fit1nho has been with Giants since early 2021 but has been inactive on the roster and even had a short stint on 19esports before returning to the roster. His fellow Spanish teammate, Quick, was last seen on Movistar Riders in 2021. He has bounced around the Spanish scene since 2020 with teams like Team Queso and S2V Esports.
Jesse was last seen on UCAM Esports Club as a stand in back in November. He competed in the 2021 VCT circuit on LDN UTD and amateur squad, unsigned. MONSTEERR is a teenage VALORANT player who also played on LDN UTD and Team Heretics in 2021. He has also made appearances for Avenue Esports and Enterprise Esports.
Finally, russ was last seen playing for SuperMassive Blaze in Turkey.