Veteran coach announces Leviatán departure

Written By Doğukan Sarıdemir Writer
Last UpdatedAugust 5, 2023 at 12:23AM
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After 1 and a half years as Leviatán's head coach, Rodrigo "Onur" Dalmagro announced his departure from the organization after failing to participate in VALORANT Champions 2023. The 36-year-old coach also said that he is looking for offers as Head Coach or Strategic Coach.

Onur’s rich esports career

When Rodrigo was 13 years old, he started playing games like Counter-Strike, Starcraft, and League of Legends. He gained notoriety between 2003 and 2009 for his work with the Rosarino team Area51, with whom he won the Copa Tacs 2003 competition in Cordoba, Argentina, where they defeated g3x.Martin "BeTony" Bourre is leading g3x.Ar. After discovering SMITE sometime later, he was eager to compete at the greatest level possible. In 2014, he began playing professionally. He represented Isurus Gaming at the 2016 Smite World Championship. Also, Rodrigo formerly served as the head coach of the League of Legends squad for Isurus Gaming for one split and Furious Gaming for two splits.

Onur started his professional VALORANT coaching career in 2020 as the coach of Estral Esports with VALORANT's debut in the esports arena. Here, he won regional tournaments such as First Strike Latin America South with Estral Esports. In January 2021, he signed with KRÜ Esports' Here, he took part in many tournaments at the head of the team and spent about 1 year. With KRÜ Esports, he managed to finish in 3-4 place in VALORANT Champions 2021.

Leviatán failiure to participate VALORANT Champions 2023

After KRÜ Esports adventure, Onur joined the Argentina-based organization Leviatán in February 2022. Later, Onur, who also had the chance to participate in VALORANT Champions 2022 with Leviatán, did not have much success here and his team said goodbye to the tournament in the first round of the playoffs. In the first major VALORANT tournament of the year, VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, his team reached the quarterfinals, but lost 2:0 to NAVI and back home. As a coach of the Leviatán, his team finished in 5th place in the VCT 2023 - Americas League, missing out on a ticket to VALORANT Champions 2023 and leaving the chance for a seat in Champions to LCQ. Finally, Onur led his team to the finals of the VCT 2023 - Americas League - Last Chance Qualifier . In the final, the team lost 3:1 against KRÜ Esports and failed to participate in VALORANT Champions 2023.

Dalmagro's coaching prowess combined with the raw talent and dedication of the players has catapulted Leviatán VALORANT to unparalleled heights in the world of competitive gaming. Their achievements in regional and international tournaments, major championships, and contribution to the VALORANT community stand as a testament to their excellence. As they continue to evolve and etch their mark on VALORANT's history, Leviatán VALORANT remains a team to watch, an epitome of teamwork, determination, and success.

Leviatán current roster:

Chile Fabian "Shyy" Usnayo Chile Francisco "kiNgg" Aravena Chile Vicente Ignacio "Tacolilla" Compagnon Quintar Argentina Agustin "nzr" Ibarra Chile Roberto "Mazino" Rivas

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