May 11, 2020
ESPORTS

Valorant lures prominent esports professionals

The professional scene in VALORANT grows day by day. Well-established organizations already announced their rosters for Riot Games’ shooter, even though it has not even launched yet.

Players from different games like Fortnite, PUBG, Overwatch, RainbowSix Siege and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have started a virtual pilgrimage and announced their transition to VALORANT.  With its steadily increasing number of professionals, it is clear that Riot Games was able to convince players to compete in their first ever First Person Shooter (FPS).

Jay “sinatraa” Won, the current Overwatch League MVP, is probably the most prominent  player switching to VALORANT. Together with professionals from Counter-Strike and PUBG he formed the new VALORANT roster for Sentinels, which previously was most known for its Fortnite World Cup Champion Kyle „Bugha“ Giersdorf.

Other organizations like G2 Esports and T1 not only have announced interested in VALORANT but are already aiming to field the best roster in the world. Carlos „ocelote“ Rodríguez even stated in an interview with skysports that VALORANT will be one of the most important games for G2 in the future.

VALORANT professionals

Jay “sinatraa” Won (Overwatch – MVP of the OWL 2019)

Corey “Corey” Nigra (Overwatch – World Cup Sieger USA with sinatraa)

Jared “zombs” Gitlin (Apex Legends)

Harrison “Psalm” Chang (Fortnite vice world champion and former Heroes of the Storm professional)

Austin “Morgausse” Etue (Fortnite – won the Summer Skirmish 2018)

Jake “Poach” Brumleve (Fortnite)

Marcel “rAx” Klenner (PUBG and CS:GO)

Christian „Itzz ChrizZ“ Blank (PUBG – German professional for G2 Esports)

René “Braexco” Rehling (PUBG – German professional for G2 Esports)

Alexander “Caint” Syukrin (PUBG – German professional for G2 Esports)

Shahzeeb “ShahZaM” Khan (CS:GO – Top 8 FACEIT Major: London 218 with CompLexity Gaming)

Hunter “SicK” Mims (CS:GO – third place at ESL Pro League Season 6 – Finals)

Tyson “TenZ” Ngo (CS:GO)

Braxton “Brax” Pierce (CS:GO – previously known as “swag” – second place at FACEIT League – Season 2 with iBUYPOWER)

Keven “AZK” Larivière (CS:GO – reunited with Brax as player for T1)

Ryan “freakazoid” Abadir (CS:GO – played Cloud9, second place at the ESL Pro League Season 1 Finals)

Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro (CS:GO)

Pujan “FNS” Mehta (CS:GO)

Alex “aproto” Protopapas (CS:GO)

Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi (CS:GO)

Niels “luckeRRR” Jasiek (CS:GO)

Anthony “gMd” Guimond (CS:GO)

Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas Colocho (CS:GO – won ELEAGUE Season 2)

Organizations:

G2 Esports – Announced ambitions to be the number #1 in VALORANT

T1 – League of Legends record world champions aims for the number #1 spot in VALORANT

Sentinels – has been focusing on Fortnite, Apex Legends and Hearthstone

BIG  – announced first steps

Vodafone Giants – organizer of the Vodafone Giants Invitational and active in twelve esports titles

VALORANDO – Freshly formed roster spearheaded by PUBG-star Braexco

GODSENT – The organization starts it VALORANT adventure with a female roster

Gen.G – known as the owners of the overwatch team “Seoul Dynasty”. Also entered CS:GO in December 2019

Which players would you like to see in VALORANT? Who you expect to switch games in the future? Tell us your opinion on social media or on our Discord!
Picture Credits: Riot Games, Sentinels Twitter
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