Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team BESTIA made a minor change to their roster on Friday, replacing Luca “Luken” Nadotti with former Boca Juniors player Tomas “tomaszin” Corna.
The move is BESTIA’s first roster change since the Argentinian organization joined Counter-Strike in February. The team entered the esports scene with the ex-Isurus core and had gone on to establish themselves as one of the best in their country and South America.
BESTIA notably won regional tournaments like the Champion of Champions Tour South America Series 7 but are yet to break into the international scene. The Paris Major Americas RMR provided them a chance to make an international impact; however, the team were eliminated.
After securing a win against Nouns, BESTIA were beaten out of the tournament following losses to MIBR and Fluxo. The team left with a 1-2 record.
Tenemos nueva BESTIA, y es @tomaszincs 😈
Presentamos a nuestro lurker, que nos estará representando en este nuevo camino 💪
— BESTIA (@bestia_corp) May 26, 2023
Luken leaves BESTIA after only four months on the lineup. He joined them in February as the only player outside the ex-Isurus group and consistently put out great numbers. Luken recorded a 1.12 rating during his time with BESTIA.
Prior to his time with the team, the player was a part of 9z where he established himself as one of the best CS:GO players in the country. Alongside Martin “rox” Molina, Luken became the first Argentinian players to attend a Major when they joined 9z at the PGL Antwerp Major.
Despite his limited experience, Luken’s replacement, tomaszin, has shown himself to be a prodigy. He previously played with Boca Juniors, standing with the team on several iterations of the CCT South America Series.
tomaszin also played an important role in the squad’s local Gamergy 2023 championship. He has played 84 maps in total professionally and averaged a 1.12 rating this year.
BESTIA currently include tomaszin, Nicolás “Noktse” Dávila, Marcos “deco” Amato, Ignacio “meyern” Meyer, and Luciano “luchov” Herrera.
tomaszin will make his debut on BESTIA at the 1XPLORE Latin America Cup 1 during their match against ex-Corinthians Academy.