Team Vitality Team Vitality Europe Rank #13 have added four new players to their roster in the forms of Santeri "BONECOLD" Sassi, Kamil "baddyG" Graniczka, Joona "H1ber" Parviainen, and Nathan "nataNk" Bocqueho.
As the previous in-game leader for Acend Acend Europe Rank #3 , BONECOLD and his former team attended two of the three international LANs of the 2021 VCT circuit, Masters: Berlin and Champions. Acend stumbled in Berlin as they finished among the top eight, but breezed through the playoffs of Champions to defeat Gambit Esports Gambit Esports Inactive in the grand final and become the first ever world champions. Upon their return from the international stage in the 2022 VCT competition year, Acend struggled in the group stage of EMEA Stage 1: Challengers, and ultimately failed to qualify for Masters: Reykjavik. Shortly after their elimination from Challengers, BONECOLD was benched as the team searched for a new in-game leader.
Vitality's next addition, baddyG, most recently stood-in for FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #11 during their group stage and playoffs run in EMEA Stage 1: Challengers. After emerging as Group A's first seed, FPX defeated Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #2 , Fnatic Fnatic Europe Rank #6 , and G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #7 with the help of baddyG to secure a spot at Masters: Reykjavik. However, FPX were unable to attend 2022's first international LAN due to travel restrictions, forcing them to watch from the sidelines as Team Liquid represented them as EMEA's third seed.
The next new face to join the roster, H1ber, played with KOI KOI Europe Rank # up until Masters: Reykjavik, where he joined Fnatic as a substitute player. However, Fnatic struggled against their international opponents, and fell to Ninjas In Pyjamas Ninjas In Pyjamas Brazil Rank # and ZETA DIVISION ZETA DIVISION Japan Rank #2 in their group stage matches, concluding their first international appearance. The team's final newcomer, nataNk, joins Vitality from Anorthosis Famagusta Esports Anorthosis Famagusta Esports Europe Rank #194 , a team that finished third in the East Regional League, guaranteeing them a spot in the next season.