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The Japanese-owned organization DetonatioN Gaming made the announcement on June 11 to sign the previous Apex Legends team of Tatsumi “t23tatsu” Hasegawa, Miko “1tappy” Isegi, and Lucky “JIGEN” Takeyama.

Those players, having secured a spot at the Split 2 playoffs in Stockholm and making it to the grand finals, will now represent their new team at the July Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) Championship. Having finished in 20th place at the Stockholm LAN and fourth in the APAC North Split 1 playoffs, the team qualified for the last tournament of the ALGS season.

It must be noted that the move is a step up for the former V3 squad. DetonatioN’s League of Legends squad, DetonatioN FocusMe, has amassed a large audience in recent years, establishing the organization’s reputation. Over the past four years, the team has won many LoL Japan League (LJL) championships and earned the privilege of representing Japan at numerous LoL World Championships.

Today, the company is expanding into Apex, which has a substantial number of supporters in Japan. The new DetonatioN squad will aim to do well at the ALGS Championship to get their new company off to a strong start.

Considering the team’s unsatisfactory 20th-place performance in the Stockholm finals, DetonatioN performed admirably to qualify regardless for those finals, given the strength of several teams that did not make it. North American heavyweights such as G2 and powerful EMEA teams such as ex-Gambit team Players, iG International, Acend, SCARZ, and K1CK, among others, were eliminated from the competition early.

Given their LAN experience, DetonatioN will want to demonstrate in Raleigh they are capable of doing more than qualifying for the finals. The team will fight other teams from around the world for a share of US $2 million in prize money and the title of ALGS champions.

The ALGS Tournament will begin on July 7.

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