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Leviatan Sign Aspas Ahead Of VCT 2024 Season
- South American Valorant team Leviatan announced the signing of Erick "aspas" Santos
- Aspas was previously a member of LOUD
- For the 2024 VCT season, aspas will play for a former rival team
Aspas Leviatan (credit: via YouTube (@LeviatanEsports))
On Tuesday, October 12, South American esports team Leviatan announced the signing of ex-LOUD member Erick "aspas" Santos. Aspas is Leviatan's first new signing of the offseason after the team has released two of its players since September.
Even though aspas was expected to remain with LOUD for the 2024 Valortant Champions Tour (VCT) season, the 20-year-old announced his free agency on September 11, confirming that he will not continue with LOUD in the 2024 season. Aspas has since not commented on his future home until this Tuesday when Leviatan announced the Brazilian as the team's new member.
Aspas joining Leviatan is quite surprising, considering he could've ended up in any team in the world but landed at LOUD's biggest rivals.
The star duelist signing with Leviatan marks his first move since February 2022, when aspas joined LOUD from SLICK. During his stint with LOUD, aspas won VALORANT Champions 2022, placed second at VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, claimed VCT 2023: Americas League and ended the 2023 season with a bronze medal from VALORANT Champions 2023.
Aspas joined LOUD as one of the biggest prospects in the region and now joins Leviatan as one of the best Valorant players in the world, with plenty of accolades to show for. That includes the MVP title from the VALORANT Champions 2022 grand finals.
Leviatan weren't as successful in 2023. The team placed fifth-eighth at VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, finished the VCT 2023: Americas League in fifth place, ended the year by losing the VCT 2023: Americas Last Chance Qualifier finals, and missed out on VALORANT Champion 2023.
However, despite the team's lacklustre season, Leviatan can look ahead at VCT 2024 optimistically. The Argentinian-Chilean team has already parted ways with two of its players this offseason, acquired one of the best Valorant duelists in the world, and are now just one member short of finalising the roster.
It remains to be seen who will be Leviatan's no.5, but the team is just one solid signing away from entering the 2024 VCT season as one of the strongest teams in the Americas region.
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