Movistar Riders are reloading for the next season of Counterstrike: Global Offensive competition.
The Spanish Counterstrike: Global Offensive organization Movistar Ridersmade moves today to increase the level of talent it can field on the server with the signings of long-time Brazilian Lurker/IGL Lucas “steel” Lopes and the return of Christian “loWel” Garcia Antoran to the active roster.
Lucas “steel” Lopes and Christian “loWel” Garcia Antoran Sign To Movistar Riders Ahead of
According to reports, Movistar Riders signed a deal with Lopes a mere twenty days after he left ex-Luminosity gaming roster. In a simultaneous signing, Movistar Riders bought out Spanish entry-fragger Antorna from a bench spot on HellRaisers, bringing him to the Spanish organization after the player spent over a month and a half on the HellRaisers' inactive roster. This will be the second time Antorna teamed up with the Movistar Riders organization, having played under the team for almost an entire year between July of 2018 and March of 2019.
Supppp guysss! I’m so happy and excited to be announcing that I will be playing for Movistar Riders. It’s gonna be so amazing to be playing with and versus Europeans for a all season, bro, what a good feeling for this new phase and I can’t wait to start playing, we will destroy https://t.co/SPsmhd8T6x
— steelega ? (@steelegabr) October 19, 2019
According to Lopes, he has high hopes for what the roster can accomplish together, saying, "I'm looking forward to working with European players, learning their CS: GO culture and leave our mark on the international scene ."
PuNi and Rubii Moved to Inactive Roster
In order to make room on the active roster, Moviestar Riders has benched both Alejandro “PuNi” Navarro Fajardo and Rubén “Rubii” to make room for Lopes and Antoran. In addition to his lurker rule, Lopes has vast experience as an in-game leader, so the roster move poses a question as to whether there’s a possibility that Alejandro "ALEX" Masanet Candela will continue his IGL duties under the new-look Moviestar Riders.
As of today, the Spanish organization's top finish to date was a fourth-place trophy at the ESEA Season 31: European Premier Division in June of this year. Their next match will take place on October 22nd in the ESEA European Season 32 division against Illuminar at 12:30 PM EDT.
With these moves now confirmed, Moviestar Riders roster is currently as follows:
- Alejandro “mopoz” Fernández-Quejo Cano
- Alejandro “ALEX” Masanet Candela
- Rajohn “EasTor” Gregory Gumangan Linato
- Christian “loWel” Garcia Antoran
- Lucas “steel” Benedito Lopes
- Galder “bladE” Barcena (Coach)
- Rubén “Rubii” Ferrándiz (Benched)
- Alejandro “PuNi” Navarro Fajardo (Benched)
Image VIA: Moviestar Riders