Acend finalize roster with L1NK
The former Team Liquid player Travis "L1NK" Mendoza has joined Acend ahead of the Last Chance Qualifier in EMEA.
L1NK switched to VALORANT from CS:GO in 2020. He started to play under tag fish123, which famous esports organization Team Liquid then signed. In this team, Travis played for almost two years. During this time, he and Team Liquid won multiple tournaments, qualified for three LAN events, and finished in the top 4 at VALORANT Champions in Berlin last December.
Acend, the winners of the first VALORANT Champions in history. Before this season, all team and coach stuff re-signed their contracts with a club for one year. The first problem came when the roster didn't qualify for Masters 1. As a result, after failure BONECOLD and Kiles left the team. MONSTEERR and vakk joined the team. Acend took only 5th-6th place at VCT 2022: EMEA Stage 2 Challengers. After that, the polish player zeek also left the team. L1NK replaced him in the active roster of Acend.
Acend are now:
Mehmet "cNed" Yağız İpek
Patryk "starxo" Kopczyński
Ondřej "MONSTEERR" Petrů
Vakaris "vakk" Bebravičius Travis "L1NK" Mendoza
Aleksander "zeek" Zygmunt (benched)
In the first match at LCQ EMEA, Acend will play against M3Champions. The winner of this qualifier will secure the spot for VALORANT Champions 2022.