One of the largest European esports organizations, OG, has made changes to its VALORANT roster at the expense of two players.
OG’s VALORANT team was set to sign Portuguese player David “Fizzy” Figueiredo and Finnish player Jani “shéd” Marjanen before OG pulled out of the deal. They signed Thomas “Destrian” Linikas and Nikita “Trexx” Cherednichenko instead, according to sources close to Upcomer and confirmed by VLR.gg and journalist neL.
Both Fizzy and shéd were informed repeatedly that they would be joining the OG roster. The squad would be the first major team both of them.
OG pulls out of VALORANT player signings
Shéd was told by his Agency, Prodigy, that they were finalizing the details of the deal. He sent his photos to the media team at OG, was asked to inform the organization of his jersey size and was set to provide him with equipment from SteelSeries on behalf of the organization, according to sources close to Upcomer.
Fizzy was treated in a similar manner. He was signed with Portuguese team FTW Esports at the time when he was approached by OG. Following a successful month-long trial, he was told he would join the team and to send his details to the organization for merchandise and apparel. This deal meant Fizzy had to leave FTW Esports to join OG. Since the organization pulled out of the signing, Fizzy has subsequently been left without a team.
Yesterday the transfer of Destrian and Trexx was reported by journalist Arran “Halo” Spake. Both Fizzy and shéd were not aware of the deal because they were told multiple times they would be acquired by the organization. The rumor was denied by members of the organization before OG informed the players they would not be joining the team the next day, according to one source.
Upcomer has requested a comment from OG.