G2 Esports has announced that Patryk "paTiTek" Fabrowski, Ardis "ardiis" Svarenieks, and Aleksander "zeek" Zygmunt have been released from their Valorant roster, moves that are expected to start a merry-go-round of roster moves across the European region.
Both paTiTek and ardiis were with the roster when they dominated the early stages of Valorant winning every European Ignition Series event, a distinction that made them the undisputed champions of Europe.
That dominance came to an end though, with their performance in December's First Strike tournament - where they were knocked out of the semi-finals by eventual winners Team Heretics - precipitating a decline in their standing.
David "Davidp" Prins was the casualty from that showing with Aleksander "zeek" Zygmunt brought in to replace him.
Performances did not improve though with the team failing to qualify for Masters 2 - Reykjavík after poor showings in both Challengers 1 and 2.
Rumours and transfer gossip has swirled in the weeks following Challengers 2 with a number of moving parts - featuring some of the region's biggest teams and players, and G2 flicking the first domino today is expected to set in motion a number of moves that will give European rosters a very different look come Stage 3 of the Valorant Champions Tour.
The first of which is likely Jose "koldamenta" Luis Aranguren Herrero who was officially released from Acend today.
Today, we say goodbye to @koldamnt— Acend (@AcendClub) June 2, 2021
As a cornerstone of building up this great roster, he was a formative member from day one.
We say thank you for everything and wish him great success on the next part of his journey as a pro player! pic.twitter.com/YKlG1LFlom
Zeek is expected to go in the opposite direction.