BLINK have officially added Flatron “juanflatroo” Halimi and Dionis “sinnopsyy” Budeci to their active lineup, the Albanian organisation announced on Wednesday. The experienced pair, who step into the shoes of Ernest “xhoci” Xhoci and Jon “b0r1” Nuredini, had been standing in for the team since the start of the current ESEA Advanced campaign.
Both players were part of the m1x lineup that was signed by Secret in November 2019. juanflatroo parted ways with the team in July 2020, while sinnopsyy stayed on until the organisation released the entire roster in November 2020.
“The main reason we decided to join an Albanian roster is the communication, which makes everything easier,” juanflatroo told HLTV.org. “There’s also the friendship aspect and the good energy that we share together since we have known each other for a long time.
“We believe that communication is key when it comes to competing at a high level, and we do believe that we have got the right experience to reach the highest peak with this lineup. Reaching the top 30 is the first goal that we have at the moment, and it’s just a matter of time.”
BLINK currently sit fourth in ESEA Advanced with a 6-1 record after victories over the likes of Sinners and Finest. Securing promotion to ESEA Premier to compete against better teams is the team’s priority, according to sinnopsyy.
“Our main focus is competing internationally,” the 25-year-old said. “We are eager and motivated to give our best as a team, and the support from the organization is key for us to achieve our goals. This is our time.”
BLINK have the following roster:
Klesti “stikle-“ Kola (coach)
Zvonimir “Professeur” Burazin contributed to this story.