FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #11 SUYGETSU666 Dmitry Ilyushin Zyppan Pontus Eek ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov Shao Andrey Kiprsky ardiis Ardis Svarenieks have announced the signing of Ardis "ardiis" Svarenieks, rounding out their roster in preparation for the 2022 circuit.

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FPX Valorant roster update:
We are so excited to announce that @ardiis will be joining our Valorant division.
Please join us in giving him a warm welcome to the FPX team!
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Previously known as icepaperhands, ardiis started his Valorant career in the British fish123 fish123 Inactive Kryptix James Affleck ScreaM Adil Benrlitom L1NK Travis Mendoza ec1s Adam Eccles soulcas Dom Sulcas , which quickly rose in prominence and was later signed by Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #2 Jamppi Elias Olkkonen Nivera Nabil Benrlitom L1NK Travis Mendoza soulcas Dom Sulcas ScreaM Adil Benrlitom . His skills with the operator and usage of Jett's abilities to find favourable fights shaped the early meta, as he and his team won many tournaments, including the COOLER Cup, the first Mandatory Cup, and the Solary Cup.

When G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #7 keloqz Cista Wassim hoody Aaro Peltokangas Meddo Johan Renbjörk Lundborg AvovA Auni Chahade nukkye Žygimantas Chmieliauskas began scouting for players for their initial roster, ardiis quickly became a prime candidate as their Sova and was signed shortly after. G2 quickly rose to the top of the scene, winning all six Ignition Series events leading up to Riot's first set of events, First Strike, where they again stomped through their opposition and became one of the first teams to secure a spot in their regional main event. After a close series against the eventual winners, Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #9 al0rante Felix Brandl TENZKI Jesper Mikalski Bromas Jose-Antonio Ramos Gonzalez mertz Daniel Mertz lowel Christian Garcia Antoran , they fell in semifinals, marking the end of G2's reign as king of EMEA.

Despite starting 2021 off with a win in the Red Bull Home Ground, G2 began to falter in the Valorant Champions Tour, missing out on the first Masters and Stage 2 EMEA playoffs. The string of bad results ultimately led to the release of ardiis and also Patryk "paTiTek" Fabrowski.

Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #9 al0rante Felix Brandl TENZKI Jesper Mikalski Bromas Jose-Antonio Ramos Gonzalez mertz Daniel Mertz lowel Christian Garcia Antoran , a team on the decline since the end of 2020, quickly signed the duo, but ardiis soon took a step back from the roster due to health issues.

Since returning from his medical leave, ardiis has been trialing with FPX, debuting in the second installment of the Red Bull Home Ground, where the team fell out of the group stage after losses to Fnatic Fnatic Europe Rank #6 MAGNUM Martin Penkov Derke Nikita Sirmitev Boaster Jake Howlett Mistic James Orfila and Giants Gaming Giants Gaming Europe Rank #4 russ Batuhan Malgaç Jesse Adam Čtvrtníček MONSTEERR Ondřej Petrů Quick Fabián Pereira Fit1nho Adolfo Gallego .

With ardiis' signing, FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #11 SUYGETSU666 Dmitry Ilyushin Zyppan Pontus Eek ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov Shao Andrey Kiprsky ardiis Ardis Svarenieks is now: