Coalesce have announced the capture of Serbian Luka "emi" Vukovic, who will take over in-game leading duties from Thomas "Thomas" Utting, who left the team back in March.
The 28-year-old veteran will make his first appearance on the server since October after the deal was announced on Thursday.
emi has been somewhat of a journeyman in his career thus far, which kicked off at iNation in March 2013. He was with that squad for four years, subsequently jumping between six different sides.
His biggest successes came on the CR4ZY roster that stood between October 2019 and January 2020, where he led them to the StarLadder Berlin Major and won DreamHack Rotterdam 2019, before finishing runner-up at DreamHack Open Sevilla in the same year.
Subsequent to those successes, he has played on c0ntact and FunPlus Phoenix, prior to the latter side's departure from the CS:GO scene in late 2021.
Robin "robiin" Sjögren, who had been standing in as in-game leader, will move to the lurk role with emi's arrival, meaning he will watch his team's flank and look to become involved in the latter stages of each round.
Speaking to HLTV.org, coach Mihajlo "feedme" Petrovic said: "When Emi told me that his contract with FPX was expiring I had to invite him to join Coalesce, since he is such a great and experienced IGL.
"So far with him we are improving at a really rapid pace and I am really satisfied with the new roster. I hope that we will show great things in the coming months.
"With all this and more, we know that Emi will be a fantastic addition to the Coalesce line up, and look forward to getting to know him more as part of the team."