According to sources close to VLR.gg, French organization Team Vitality Team Vitality Europe Rank #45 is in the process of finalising the signing of Thomas "kAdavra" Johner and Tobias "ShadoW" Flodström.
The first iteration of the team with Lukas "feqew" Petrauskas and Ouali "M4CHINA" Manset lasted only three months before the duo was benched to make room for Théo "LoWkii" Téchené and Jesse "JESMUND" Terävä. However, this new lineup would last only until the the end of VCT Stage 3 with the exit of JESMUND and LoWkii.
Since then, the roster has only made one official appearance — in the Open Tour France with two replacements: Povilas "roxie" Krivelis and Marius "l0udly" Žilinskas. The two Lithuanians played solely as stand-ins, as Team Vitality did not consider them long-term prospects.
Kadavra, previously of Alliance Alliance Inactive , and ShadoW are now expected to join the French organization. The Swede, who played for FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive , has been one of the architects of the European team's strength throughout the year, despite the roster's inability to win a tournament. Both of Team Vitality's new players have been benched from their respective rosters since the last VCT qualifier and have had their contracts bought out.