2021 Valorant World Champion Vladyslav “Kiles” Shvets will be removed from the Acend roster and placed on the bench, sources have told Dexerto.
The 24-year-old Ukrainian-Spanish player got an incredible start to his adventure at Acend when the European team won the 2021 VCT: Europe Stage 1 Masters. This came as a big surprise to many at the time as the main favorites were FunPlus Phoenix and Team Heretics, the European First Strike winners. Acend’s greatest achievement, however, was winning the VCT Champions last year.
A big surprise was Acend’s failure to even make the playoffs in Group B, a huge disappointment for a team of this caliber. After an unsuccessful run in the VCT 2022 Phase 1: EMEA Challengers, Acend is making changes to the current list.
Kiles are benched by Acend
After more than a year together, Acend decided to bench two players.
On March 23, Santeri “BONECOLD” Sassi was officially benched and Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt took the lead in the game. This wasn’t the last change, however, as Kiles is now also set to move to the touchline.
As we evaluate the next steps for our Valorant team, we will be relocating @BonecoldVAL to the bank. We are grateful for the role he played in our success and have no doubt he will thrive on a new team!
Bonecold remains under contract but can explore new opportunities.
— Acend (@AcendClub) March 23, 2022
This also fits with a Report from Dot Esports that Acend trains without Kiles.
Over the past few days, Ondřej “MONSTEERR” Petrů, Vakaris “vakk” Bebravičius, Yiğithan “DeepMans” Kesici, Tautvydas “hype” Paldavicius, and David “Fizzy” Figueiredo, among others, have reported to Acend for training. However, some of these players have already ended their participation, such as 16-year-old Turk DeepMans, who has returned to training with Wave Esports.
- Aleksander ‘zeek’ Zygmunt
- Patryk “starxo” Kopczyński
- Mehmet Yağız ‘cNed’ İpek
- Vladyslav “Kiles” Shvets (Bench)
- Santeri “BONECOLD” Sassi (Bench)
- Laurynas ‘Nbs’ Kisielius (Coach)
- Milan ‘Milan’ de Meij (Analyst)
https://www.dexerto.com/valorant/sources-acend-bench-kiles-from-valorant-roster-1797723/ Sources: Acend Bank Kiles from Valorant Roster