The squad includes former CS:GO players that made the transition to Riot's tactical shooter soon after its release back in June. The members of the roster are:
- Dmitriy "dimasick" Matvienko
- Igor "Lee" Lee
- Artem "Lightning" Lysenko
- Vladislav "minse" Kuzminykh
- Mikhail "s3mig0d" Lakhvich
(Picture: Riot Games)
The now-former THEX squad secured its spot for the First Strike CIS main event during Qualifier B after narrowly missing in Qualifier A, where Team forZe edged them out 2-1 in a match that had a playoffs spot up for grabs.
As it turns out, forZe will be their initial opponents during the single-elimination bracket for the CIS regional finals. If you want to check them out, their debut is set to happen 3rd December at 4:00 pm GMT.
All the action will be broadcasted on Valorant's Russian Twitch channel as teams fight for a piece of that $52,000 prize pool.
A question plenty of fans have been asking is whether Killjoy will be available for players to utilise during First Strike events, as Riot had to disable the Agent due to a game-breaking bug, with no official date for her return.