Erick "aspas" Santos, star duelist player for LOUD LOUD Brazil Rank #1 , has announced his free agency due to his contract with LOUD expiring. He further mentioned he speaks Portuguese and English in a video he shared on Twitter/X, opening the doors to an international signing.
LOUD had signed aspas 18 months ago, and he took the scene by storm. He was a critical factor in LOUD's 2022 successes, including a second-place finish at Masters Reykjavik 2022 and hoisting the Champions 2022 trophy.
2023 saw LOUD find some success by qualifying for every international event, though they would fail to win a second trophy this year. After a close-run second place finish at VCT LOCK//IN, they dominated the Americas league to qualify for both Masters Tokyo and Champions 2023. At Tokyo, they were eliminated early in the playoffs after losses to Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses North America Rank #1 and EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #1 , netting a top-8 placement.
LOUD had a major redemption arc at Champions, to take down FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #1 twice and eliminate them from the event. They would place third overall after losing to Paper Rex Paper Rex Asia-Pacific Rank #1 and Evil Geniuses.
LOUD is now: