Andbox officially signs aleksandar

The former Evil Geniuses young star has found a new home.

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North American VALORANT player Aleksandar Hinojosa has joined Andbox following a trial period, the organization announced today.

The 20-year-old has been playing for Andbox in some smaller tournaments since August. He was a part of Evil Geniuses’ mixed-gender lineup until June, where he was one of their best players. Before he joined EG, he played for Moon Raccoons and Built By Gamers Academy.

Andbox has been rebuilding its VALORANT roster since August when it parted ways with Noah “jcStani” Smith and sold star player Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker to Envy. They missed out on qualifying for VALORANT Champions because they didn’t gather many points and don’t hold a slot in the North American Last Chance Qualifier, so all they have to look forward to for the end of the year is third-party tournaments. The organization’s best result in the official circuit was a fourth-place finish in NA VCT: Stage Two Challengers Two in April.

Getting aleksandar on a full-time basis is a great sign if he can live up to the form he displayed on EG. The rest of Andbox’s lineup features Daniel “vice” Kim, Adam “mada” Pampuch, and coach Matt “Warden” Dickens. The North Americans played their last tournament with former CS:GO pro Austin “Cooper” Abadir and Michael “neT” Bernet, but they haven’t been signed—at least not yet.

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Leonardo Biazzi
Staff writer and CS:GO lead. Leonardo has been passionate about games since he was a kid and graduated in Journalism in 2018. Before Leonardo joined Dot Esports in 2019, he worked for Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte. Leonardo also worked for between 2020 and 2021 as a senior writer, until he returned to Dot Esports and became part of the staff team.

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