Kio was announced by Heretics on Sunday, with the message in Spanish explaining that he will be representing the organisation for the next two years. He replaces promising talent Jérémy "jeyN" Nguyen who is continuing his studies, a master's degree at Sorbonne University in Paris.
Bienvenue @kiocsgoo!— Team Heretics (@TeamHeretics) October 6, 2019
Con 2 Majors ganados y 11 disputados llega a Heretics para luchar por todo.
La leyenda francesa defenderá nuestros colores durante los próximos 2 años.#HeretiCSGO pic.twitter.com/z3Wafm1jyr
Gaetan "JiNKZ" Jamin is the player Lucky replaces, with the organisation today stating that his addition 'closes the template with which [they] will seek to reach the top'.
Welcome @LuckyCSGO_!— Team Heretics (@TeamHeretics) October 8, 2019
Lucas se reencuentra con @davidpCSGO y @Makazin_ tras su paso por G2 y cierra la plantilla con la que buscaremos llegar a lo más alto.
Lucas joins our CSGO roster where he will meet again Davidp and Maka to work their way to the top alongside Kio and Logan. pic.twitter.com/V0TvVB61JL
This will not be the first time Kio and Lucky play together. Kio stood in for G2 during the ESL One Beijing online qualifier, with the team bootcamping at the G2 offices, before flying to ESL One New York in the final tournament for all-French G2. Despite kio previously stating that he wanted to join G2 and Vitality being interested in the two-time Major winner before picking up shox instead, he was not considered as G2 went international with CR4ZY duo Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač and Nemanja "nexa" Isaković.
While Lucky was benched after nine months on the team to make way for the Serbian-Bosnian pair, he has made a quick jump to Heretics compared to the lengthy downtime Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt endured when they were removed from the active roster supposedly due to high buyouts of $800,000.
It is possible Heretics make yet another change in the near future, with reporter neL stating that Logan "LOGAN" Corti may be replaced by David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljević, who has been seen playing with Heretics in a number of qualifiers over the last month.