Valorant Champions Tour is almost upon us, with only weeks to go before the Riot’s first official tournament circuit kicks off. This is an exciting period for the game and it can be felt across the community, as fans are eagerly awaiting some of their favorite esports teams to join the Valorant action. Today we learned that the premier French esports organisation Team Vitality has revealed its first Valorant roster, just a day after Fnatic dropped the bomb and unveiled their own. The organisation signed FrenzyGoKill, who will now be competing under a new banner.
Team Vitality joins Valorant
Team Vitality, being one of the leading esports organisations in France, and the world, have decided to take the next step and join the Valorant scene with a brand new roster. The organisation has a long and successful history of competing in esports, and they plan on continuing so in Valorant as well. The new roster features ex-FrenzyGoKill members, a European Valorant team of young and ambitious players, who have shown great results and landed themselves into Team Vitality. This team is a testament to how patience and hard work can lead to success.
Team Vitality roster:
Bayram “bramz” Ben Redjeb
Jokūbas “ceNder” Labutis
Lukas “feqew” Petruskas
Ouali “M4CHINA” Manset
Vakaris “vakk” Bebravičius
FrenzyGoKill finds a new home
The FrenzyGoKill squad made their most recent appearance during the Red Bull Home Ground tournament. They were the only team without a direct invite and had to battle their way through the Qualifiers to get there.
The team climbed from the Quarterfinals and all the way up to the Grand Finals of the Qualifiers, where they beat DfuseTeam in a Bo5 match with a resounding 3:1 result. This victory landed them the final spot at the Main Event. Through the luck of the draw, they ended up facing G2 right off the bat, who proved to be too much of a challenge at the time. However, despite the loss, the team earned the respect of their peers and opened the door to new opportunities, which have now come to fruition when they joined Team Vitality.
The team’s captain Bayram “bramz” Ben Redjeb is a former CS:GO player, who came to the Valorant scene and went on to win multiple B-Tier and C-Tier tournaments with several teams, most notably Opportunists and FeaFeaFea. Before joining FrenzyGoKill, Ouali “M4CHINA” Manset was a member of Purple Cobras and competed with the team during the First Strike Europe tournament. The three Lithuanian players came from different teams as well, feqew and ceNder from eXile eSports, while vakk was a member of Nolpenki.
The growing EU scene
Team Vitality, being the most recent team to join Valorant esports, has now stepped into a growing European scene where already established teams such as G2, Team Heretics, and others await. Not to mention the addition of Fnatic who have also revealed an incredibly strong roster that’s going to pose a serious threat for everyone. Team Vitality will undoubtedly face challenges ahead, but with a strong roster of their own, they’ll have a level playing field. It is very likely things will change in the Valorant European scene, and G2’s dominance will now be challenged, but all of that still remains to be seen. What we do know is that Team Vitality has started a new chapter in its book, and that an exciting journey lies ahead of them as they take this next big leap into Valorant.