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Team Sampi picks up cicka123 VALORANT roster

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The European First Strike VALORANT tournaments are just around the corner, and everyone will have to go through qualifiers. That’s why we have seen organizations picking up VALORANT rosters to compete in the competitive scene. One of the latest to join is Sampi, picking up the cicka123 squad. Team Sampi is a professional esports team based in Prague, with teams competing in FIFA, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, and Brawl Stars.

The roster consists of Štěpán "Ambi" Beránek, René "Rias" Pitrun, Daniel "MACHYY1" Machalíček, Petr "Pjotr" Janiš, Radim "Nemám vlasy" Haša, and Jakub "Berry" Beránek as team coach. As cicka123, they reached the Round of 64 of the Valorant Contenders Cup and participated in the fourth qualifier for the Nicecactus Summer Trophy #2, but failed short in the Round of 32. Locally, they finished 3rd in the AORUS AMD Valorant série. All of them share previous experience in multiple shooter titles.

Ambi played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive semi-professionally on a domestic level in Czech Republic for Revital.GAMING. His VALORANT career started with Vikingekrig Esports, who were directly invited to the group stages of Absolute Masters and Liquid Academy. MACHYY1 is another domestic CS:GO semi-professional with respectable LAN experience under his belt.

Štěpán 'Ambi' Beránek (second on the right) at Quietus Day 2017, © REViTAL
Štěpán 'Ambi' Beránek (second on the right) at Quietus Day 2017, © REViTAL

Pjotr and Rias aren’t strangers to each other, since they played Rainbow Six: Siege together semi-professionally for around a year. During that time, they managed to participate in a number of CZSK LAN events, getting 4th place in the Czech Nationals 2019.

Last but not least, Nemám vlasy a promising VALORANT talent on the rise, and Sampi is putting their faith into the youngster. Jakub Faul, COO of Sampi, shared with THESPIKE.GG a comment on how they picked up the team and their expectations for the future.

“We were scouting VALORANT players for quite some time and these guys came out as the best pick for our team. Not only are they really active and hard-working players, their ambition to gradually improve and eventually step into the biggest European tournaments were the key elements of recruiting them. Nowadays, these guys are Top 2 in the Czech Republic, together with Entropiq.Bravo and the goal is to become number one before the end of 2020,” said Jakub Faul.

He continued to share his excitement towards the upcoming First Strike competitions and the support Riot Games are showing to their tactical shooter. How do you think they will perform against top teams?

Sampi’s official lineup consists of:

René "Rias" Pitrun Daniel "MACHYY1" Machalíček Petr "Pjotr" Janiš Radim "Nemám vlasy" Haša Štěpán "Ambi" Beránek

Jakub "Berry" Beránek (Coach)


they are not even top5 in czsk, their manager has to be on strong drugs.
2020-10-22 08:21
firecrazy | Firecrazy
how are they not top5 xddd
ig, eiq bravo, enterprise, KoS and them are the top5 for sure
2020-10-22 12:00
kvetinky MonkaS
2020-10-22 22:35
firecrazy | Firecrazy
are u like baiting or are u trying to be serious xddd
2020-10-23 19:56
and you cant say that when they didnt even play any local tournament lol
2020-10-22 22:36
maybe not top 2 atm, but definitely top 5 :) tell me one team except for those that were already named by Firecrazy that you think should be above Team Sampi
2020-10-23 04:37
2020-10-23 12:35
firecrazy | Firecrazy
they did? Aorus AMD by Alza on playzone, they even won against iG 13:11 and then lost to EIQ.Bravo, and on NGL Sage cup they nearly lost to KoS 14:12 so i dont know man xd
2020-10-23 19:58
firecrazy | Firecrazy
and they also won once vs KoS in the qualifiers 13:7 for the AMD Aorus by Alza on pz so yeah xd
2020-10-23 19:59
with different jett, saying that they won against ig when ig had 3 different players its nonsense, showing result that were month ago is irrelevant lol
2020-10-24 10:09
You mean the cheater?
2020-10-24 10:39
are we talking about miki or about team sampi?
2020-10-24 10:47

you know who i mean ?
2020-10-24 11:24
yea but we are talking about sampi you monkey
2020-10-24 12:34

As you can see, any team with a miki (cheater) will be good, but there will come a time when they will no longer be able to play :)
2020-10-25 08:04
yeah sure, we played with miki and i'm not gonna lie, he did carry us, but not by having an impactful performance, but thanks to his gamesense. He has a very unique way of shotcalling and strategizing, but now iG has miki in their roster and imo it's the same like with us, without him they wouldn't be where they are now :)
2020-10-25 18:51
lol so why you were not top 30eu with him? i guess ig has better players in overall than sampi
2020-10-26 09:29
because we had him in our team for about a week? and he has been playing with iG for over a month already? atleast think about it before you write something down
2020-10-26 12:20
maybe thats true but anyways you didnt win shit even with him, show yourself in europe then talk shit, you cant consider yourself top2 in czsk, max top5 :)
2020-10-26 13:46
sure, but still you're the one who's hiding his real identity.. atleast don't be a coward when you start talking shit ;)
2020-10-26 18:44
im not talking shit, im happy that organizations are signing rosters, but saying that you are top2czsk made me mad, sorry about that, you might be but you guys need to prove it :)
2020-10-27 12:34
btw yes, I don't consider us top2, nevertheless all top 5 teams in CZSK are on about the same level, everyone has a good chance to defeat one another, and that is a fact you'd be very stupid to question ^^
2020-10-26 18:49

You say that because you play for IG pepego xD How do you think IG has a better lineup? When we talk about a rank, a sampi leads there
2020-10-26 13:15
dude, after shit that you said about higher ranks loooooool, ignoring you from now, you have like 15iq dude
2020-10-26 13:44

angry IG player ?
2020-10-26 17:58
humlik | Dumbo
who dis
2020-10-22 10:24
Who dis
2020-10-24 10:36
2020-10-23 17:06
Who dis ?
2020-10-24 10:36
Hello guys :) miki is insane player, but u cant say u have better lineup. Look on Jesse or Dext they can hunt u easily.

2020-10-26 13:59
2020-10-26 17:54
humlik | Dumbo
2020-10-26 18:05
no one said that tbh <3 haven't played against you yet, so time will tell who has better lineup ^^
2020-10-26 18:46

I really have nothing to do with him, but I enjoy how IG players cry here, because no one writes about them and no one cares :D
2020-10-26 17:57

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