The roster includes Vincent " Happy " Schopenhauer, Daniil " pipsoN " Mesheryakov, Aaro " hoody " Peltokangas, and Ričardas " Boo " Lukaševičius all from the Orgless roster represented by the Prodigy Talent Agency. Their fifth player, Meddo, was previously a member of the loaded FPX roster.
Giants' new core, the Orgless roster, were one of four unsigned teams to make it to the main event of First Strike: Europe. Prior to that, the squad made it to the grand finals of the GLX Elite Series.
The one player from that Orgless squad not to join Giants is Niki " delezyh " Sutinen. He said on Twitter in late December he was splitting from the rest of the team because he wasn't comfortable filling the role the team needed.
His replacement, Meddo, left FPX in early December. He had been with the team during their strong performances throughout the Ignition Series and their top four finish in First Strike: Europe. This will be the first team he has played on without Tobias "ShadoW" Flodström and Pontus "Zyppaan" Eek since the latter joined Meddo and ShadoW on FABRIKEN in June.
This will also cement a change for Giants Gaming. The Spanish organization has previously fielded all-Spanish rosters, and are thus making a clean break from that history by signing a pan-European roster without any Spanish players.
Giants' new lineup will make their debut with this weekend's qualifier of LVP Rising Series before taking on the region's top competition near the end of January with the launch of the Valorant Champion Tour.