Leviatan Sign Luken To CS:GO Roster

Leviatan Sign Luken To CS:GO Roster

Argentinian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Leviatan have announced the signing of Luca "Luken" Nadotti on Tuesday, June 28.

Argentinian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Leviatan have announced the signing of Luca “Luken” Nadotti on Tuesday, June 28. The 25-year-old joins the team from 9z and will reunite with his former teammate Ignacio “meyern” Meyer.

Leviatan Round-Up CS:GO Roster

With the signing of Luken, Leviatan completed its CS:GO roster and finalized the rebuilding process, which began in April. At the time, Leviatan parted ways with Gabriel “1962” Sinopoli and Facundo “fakzwall” Guzman amid poor results and unsatisfactory performances across the first months of the year.

Shortly after, Leviatan also lost Fillipe “pancc” Martins, who retired from professional CS:GO in mid-May and left the team, leaving Leviatan with only two active members on the roster. However, the team did not need long to start adding new pieces.

Just a day after pancc’s departure, Levitan announced the signing of Jonathan “JonY BoY” Muñoz and the re-installment of Tomas “tom1jed” Rivero into the active lineup. Yet the changes did not stop there.

A week later, Leviatan parted ways with Ignacio “nacho” Rodriguez, who served as a temporary stand-in, leaving the organization with four active players. And now, a month later, Leviatan finally found the final missing piece in Luken, who completed the lineup as the fifth and final member of Leviatan’s CS:GO division.

Luken is the sixth signing Leviatan have made throughout this season, albeit one of the most exciting additions. By joining Leviata, Luken will also reunite with meyern, who he played with over two and a half years ago at Sharks.

A Promising Signing

Luken is a 25-year-old CS:GO player and one of the most experienced members of Leviatan. He started his professional career in 2017, when he played for some lesser regional teams, before making his professional debut with Ivyaert E-Sports in December 2017.

He has since played with many of the region’s top teams, including Malvinas Gaming, Furious Gaming, 9z Team, and Sharks, who he played for between August 2019 and October 2020. Most recently, Luken was competing with 9z Team, but was let go from the team on May 30 after 9z rebuilt its roster with international talent.

Since entering the free agency, Luken has been one of the most sought-after CS:GO players, largely due to his past success and experience competing in international events. Moreover, his skillset is exactly what Leviatan needs as a team that lacked a veteran figure and firepower to succeed throughout 2022.

Even though Luken has yet to win any Big Events throughout his long career, he had achieved plenty inside the region. Most notably, he helped Sharks claim a silver medal at ESL Pro League Season 12: South America, collected two top-four finishes at ESL LA League with Furious Gaming and 9z, and made semis at ESL Challenger #48 earlier this year.

Exciting Future For The Team

By signing Luken, Leviatan not only completed its CS:GO roster but assembled a fearsome lineup that should help the team reach new heights. However, no matter how the new lineup does, it would be difficult for them not to achieve more than what Leviatan had over the first six months of the year.

Leviatan actually got off to a solid start to the year, placing top-four at ESEA Cash Cup: South America – Winter 2022 #2, and have managed to emulate that success in March at FiReLEAGUE Latin Power Spring 2022. However, those remain Leviatan’s only notable achievements of 2022.

Elsewhere, Leviatan consistently fell flat at the GL Major Antwerp 2022: American RMR, where they finished 15th-16th, thus missing out on the Major. Since May, Leviatan also appeared in DreamHack Valencia open qualifiers, but they couldn’t place higher than the top eight.

Similarly, Leviatan couldn’t achieve much at CBCS Elite League, having crashed out of two open qualifiers last month, although they had bounced back with a top-four finish at ESEA Cash Cup: South America – Spring 2022 #5.

Leviatan’s next competitive endeavor is slated for next week, when they’ll attend FiReLEAGUE 2022: Argentinian League. The tournament will feature 16 LATAM CS:GO teams, a $3,000,000 ARS prize pool, and invitations for Latin Power and FiReLEAGUE 2022 Global Finals for the top-two teams.