Hours after parting with Tanishq "Tanizhq" Sabharwal, Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #6 have enlisted the duties of Ivan "Johnta" Shevtsov, who had recently been released by FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #4 earlier in the week.
As the coach of FunPlus Phoenix, Johnta was enlisted by the roster in the days preceding First Strike: Europe, spearheading the team's rise in the rankings leading into the Valorant Champions Tour, contending against the rising Acend Acend Europe Rank #3 . The Ukranian was released by the Chinese organization earlier this week, with FABRIKEN alumni Erik "d00mbr0s" Sandgren being promoted from analyst to coach.
Johnta's signing with Heretics appears to have happened in the spur of the moment, following his public release by FunPlus Phoenix, with the Ukranian coach tweeting mere moments following the announcement from FPX.
See you all on servers soon 😈
Johnta's addition marks Heretics' first major change as the organization begins the first steps of a massive roster overhaul, with Arran "Halo" Spake reporting the organization to be in talks to acquire multiple players. According to the report, Heretics will only retain Christian "lowel" Garcia Antoran should all the moves come to fruition.