Reformed lineup of Project SW join Souldazz

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Last UpdatedNovember 10, 2020 at 01:07PM
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Souldazz are a Spanish organization currently fielding teams in Rainbow Six: Siege and NBA 2K, among other games. Souldazz have recently entered VALORANT, with the relatively high-profile signing of Project SW.

Souldazz’s lineup is made up of Jeremy "hqrdest" Danton, Adam "Khegasi" Benaouadi, Sammy "iDEX" Van de Weghe, Leo "Leodeddz" Nilsson, and Julien "PetitSkel" Marcantoni, as well as coach Quentin “Wrath” Sevegner. The roster has a mixed background of Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

hqrdest is the most well known of the Overwatch players, having been a player for Team LDLC and GamersOrigin. In 2018, he won European Contenders Season 3 with Eagle Gaming, and in 2019 he represented his country at the Overwatch World Cup, helping France to a fourth-place finish. Khegasi and Leodeddz also are former European Open Division/Contenders players: Khegasi most notably with Samsung Morning Stars, while Leodeddz eventually switched games to play for that same organization in Apex Legends. Wrath was a coach in Overwatch, helping Angry Titans win European Contenders 2019 Season 1 and coaching hqrdest’s France in 2019, before moving to North America and coaching the Overwatch League team Toronto Defiant’s academy squad, the Montreal Rebellion. PetitSkel and iDex come from CS:GO - PetitSkel previously played for Team LDLC and Team Envy, achieving several good results along the way.

hqrdest at OWC 2018 Europe Season 3 Finals, © Blizzard Entertainment / Robert Paul
hqrdest at OWC 2018 Europe Season 3 Finals, © Blizzard Entertainment / Robert Paul

In VALORANT, the players have had mixed experiences slowly coming together. hqrdest and Khegasi were part of the original Project SW lineup that nearly surprised FunPlus Phoenix in the qualifiers for Allied Esports Odyssey, and were nearly signed by Angry Titans, actually representing the organization in the LVL VALORANT Clash 2, before the deal fell through. iDex has represented various teams, from Orgless to Team BDS to GIANTX. Leodeddz was part of the original FABRIKEN lineup that went toe-to-toe with some of Europe’s best during the Ignition Series, though he was released when the lineup joined SKADE. Lastly, PetitSkel was a longtime member of HypHypHyp, but has been juggling rosters since much of the lineup joined Ninjas in Pyjamas. The current lineup has been playing together since mid-October, and have, as of the time of writing, won their first match in the First Strike Europe: Open Qualifier A to advance to the Round of 64.

Souldazz have a promising mix of players that have proven themselves in some of Europe’s biggest events. The roster will be looking to find good success in First Strike as well, and must be considered to have a shot at qualification for the main event.

Souldazz’s roster is:

France Jeremy “hqrdest” Danton France Adam “Khegasi” Benaouadi Belgium Sammy “iDex” Van de Weghe Sweden Leo “Leodeddz” Nilsson France Julien “PetitSkel” Marcantoni

France Quentin “Wrath” Sevegner (Coach)

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