A week before the last Europe-only Challengers tournament of the inaugural year of the VALORANT Champions Tour, Team BDS has recruited Guillarme “GatsH” Kalka to its roster as a sixth man.
Team BDS didn't indicate GatsH would be the sixth member in their release, but rather that the team "would convert to a six-man lineup for upcoming VCT tournaments." Team BDS qualified for Challengers Two after failing to finish in the top four in Challengers One. They will compete in the Challengers Two main event against Team Liquid, Fnatic, Rix.GG Thunder, and four qualifying teams, with two seats in the EMEA Challengers Playoffs on the line.
GatsH previously played entirely on Jett for the French squad Edelweiss Esports. According to VLR.gg, he's put up some excellent figures as Jett during the past 23 encounters, including a 1.42 KD ratio, an ACS of 268.1, and a first kill/first death differential of +38. Edelweiss and GatsH were one series win away from reaching the closed qualifier of EU Stage Three Challengers One, but Wave Esports defeated them in two maps in the final open qualifying round.
The French orgless roster Opportunists was signed by Team BDS, a French eSports organization with successful endeavors in Rocket League and R6 Siege, in April. Before falling victim to a Team Liquid, Opportunists, who formerly competed under the umbrella of DfuseTeam, had just qualified for their second straight Challengers event of Stage Two and were only one series away from the EMEA Challengers Final. Only a few months later, the Team BDS organization gained a spot in another Riot-run eSport, the LEC, by purchasing the Schalke 04 Esports slot.
From July 20th to 24th, open and closed qualifiers for EU Stage Three Challengers Two will be held. In the main tournament, which starts on July 28th, 2021, Team BDS will debut their six-man squad.