This announcement marks the first roster change since the Tarren Mill Tarren Mill Inactive core was signed by TENSTAR in late May. Prior to being signed, the team had been steadily climbing the ranks of the European Valorant scene despite not having a full roster of five. After being signed by TENSTAR, Niko "Polvi" Polvinen joined as a permanent member.
In their first few months under the TENSTAR banner, the team continued to improve despite not making any appearances in VCT EU. In fact, the only stage they participated in was Stage 3 Challengers 2, where they finished in the top four, claiming wins over Team BDS and Rix.GG Thunder before being eliminated by Fnatic.
Outside of the VCT, TENSTAR have made multiple appearances in LVP Rising Series tournaments, taking second place in the third and fourth editions of the series. Most recently, they finished in the top four of the Red Bull Home Ground #2.