North American organization Andbox has practiced without Aleksandar “ALEKSANDAR” Hinojosa and is set to trial multiple new players on its VALORANT team, multiple sources told Upcomer on Nov. 30.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai is set to practice with the team as he explores options in VALORANT and CS:GO. He is under contract with EXTREMUM and resides in Europe but is willing to relocate, he posted on Twitter earlier this month. Gratisfaction has competed in CS:GO for around six years following his introduction with Vital Gaming.
I'm on the bench and LFT if anyone's lookin for a good man!
Open to offers in CS or Valorant
Currently in Europe but I'll relocate wherever I'm needed 🤓
— Gratisfaction (@Gratisfaction) November 12, 2021
Earlier this month, Andbox signed former Envy player Anthony “mummAy” DiPaolo to the starting roster following a successful trial period. But, the organization has made several roster changes this year. The transfer of Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker to Envy in August is the most notable.
Andbox’s recent VALORANT performances
Andbox recently competed in the VALORANT Elite Showdown, which concluded on Nov. 15. The team were defeated by Cloud9 Academy and Built by Gamers to end their short run at the event.
Andbox have been relatively unsuccessful during the VALORANT Champions Tour this year, also. During the VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 Open Qualifier, the team were defeated by TSM to knock them out of contention for Challengers 2. TSM would later defeat DarkZero and finish in first place following a grand final victory against FaZe Clan.
Also, Andbox failed to qualify for the Nerd Street Gamers Winter Championship – Open 3 main event, which took place from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3. Andbox finished third in their group following two defeats by Project A and Guns for Hire, respectively.
The team will compete in the upcoming VCT 2022, which begins next year.