Ascension winners Gentle Mates Gentle Mates Europe Rank #21 TakaS Jonathan Paupard kAdavra Thomas Johner beyAz Beyazit Körpe nataNk Nathan Bocqueho Wailers Wailers Locart logaN Logan Corti have signed Thomas "kAdavra" Johner ahead of VCT EMEA Stage 2. As confirmed by coach Ex6TenZ in a YouTube vlog, kAdavra is currently working as a sixth player, but the starting roster is not set in stone.

Before his time in France, kAdavra was a part of multiple notable European organizations. He was first noticed by Alliance Alliance Inactive , helping them qualify to Masters Europe in 2021. He next joined Team Vitality Team Vitality Europe Rank #20 trexx Nikita Cherednichenko Kicks Kimmie Laasner runneR Emil Trajkovski ceNder Jokūbas Labutis Sayf Saif Jibraeel as part of their late 2021 rebuild, where he won the org's first Valorant trophy. In 2022, the team reached the top three and top four of the EMEA Challengers qualifiers, merely one win away from qualifying to the main event.

After failing to qualify to VCT EMEA, kAdavra continued playing in French tournaments, where he became one of the most consistent and flexible players in the T2 scene. Upon joining Mandatory Mandatory Europe Rank #25 CyvOph Clement Millard SoOn Terence Tarlier HyP Damien Souville thebigfiz Julien Auberton AKUMAAAAA Alex Lo Bello Goaster Tony Richard in 2023, he helped the team reach the grand finals in both Splits that year, but fell short to Gentle Mates on both occasions. In terms of rating, he has featured among the top ten players since May 2022, including a top five and top two appearance in 2023.

With this acquisition, Gentle Mates look to kAdavra's flexibility and experience in Europe to help turn around their season. In terms of the overall standings, Gentle Mates are currently ninth, with only two championship points to their name.

Gentle Mates Gentle Mates Europe Rank #21 TakaS Jonathan Paupard kAdavra Thomas Johner beyAz Beyazit Körpe nataNk Nathan Bocqueho Wailers Wailers Locart logaN Logan Corti will next play against GIANTX GIANTX Europe Rank #17 purp0 Semyon Borchev Redgar Igor Vlasov Fit1nho Adolfo Gallego hoody Aaro Peltokangas Cloud Kirill Nehozhin on June 20: