British organization TENSTAR has signed Fnatic substitute player Domagoj “Doma” Fancev to its VALORANT roster, multiple sources told Dot Esports on Jan. 10.
Doma will replace British player Tramaine Stanley on the starting roster. TENSTAR has already begun practicing with Doma, according to multiple sources. An announcement of his arrival is expected to be imminent.
The former Fnatic player will compete with TENSTAR during the upcoming European VCT, which is set to begin with the open qualifier today. The team, having secured a successful record last year, automatically earned a spot in the closed qualifier alongside G2, Alliance, and Team BDS.
TENSTAR proved to be one of the best teams in Europe following their rise in 2021. During VCT Stage Three Challengers Two in July 2021, TENSTAR finished in fourth place, just below Fnatic. TENSTAR defeated Team BDS and Rix.GG during their run but fell to European giants Team Liquid and Fnatic.
Doma was removed from Fnatic’s active roster on Dec. 14. Prior to his removal, Doma had played alongside the European team during VALORANT Champions, the most anticipated event of the year.
Fnatic finished in the top eight at Champions following a successful campaign in the group stage. Fnatic beat North American team Cloud9 and Korean team Vision Strikers to qualify for the knockout stages through the upper bracket.
Fnatic was knocked out of Champions by Latin American team KRÜ Esports, who finished in the top four of the end-of-year tournament.
Doma is expected to play alongside Jack “Br0die” Emmott, Calum “KRAY” Knight, Alexandre “xms” Forté, and Niko “polvi” Polvinen on the new TENSTAR roster.