Erick "aspas" Santos of LOUD at VALORANT Masters Tokyo Features Day on June 8, 2023 in Tokyo, Japan.

Former LOUD player aspas joins Leviatán

By George Geddes


Oct 12, 2023

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Former World Champion Valorant player Erick “aspas” Santos has left Brazilian team LOUD to join Leviatán following weeks of speculation surrounding his future, the organization announced last night. 

With the move, Leviatán has developed a solid roster on paper prior to the VCT Americas season next year, where nine other teams will compete to become crowned the best team in the region. 

The organization is set to finalize the roster with Ian “tex” Botsch as the final player and KOI coach Alex “goked” Kie as the head coach, according to roster reporter Flynn

Leviatán look to reach the next level with aspas

This season Leviatán was considered to be a solid team in the VCT Americas league with the potential to reach the top five and attend international tournaments. 

The team started the season off at the VCT LOCK//IN tournament, which featured 30 teams from all across the world that were selected by developer Riot Games to compete in three international leagues. Leviatán managed to take down ZETA Division and Team Vitality but was eliminated from the event by Natus Vincere. 

The regular season was relatively sound for Leviatán as the team finished inside of the top four with a 4-5 record. Leviatán managed to secure qualification for the playoff stage of the regular season. 

But Leviatán was unable to qualify for both Masters Tokyo and Champions following disappointing results in the playoff stage and subsequent last-chance qualifier. 

Leviatán was unable to take down KRU Esports in the grand final and, as a result, was unable to secure a place at Champions. 

But with the move, Leviatán will look to become a better team next year with aspas, since he’s widely considered one of the best players in the world. 

Many different teams were after aspas’ signature during the offseason, but he chose Leviatán to compete with the Chilean-based organization next year in the VCT Americas league.