Following yesterday’s teaser, Fnatic has made it official this Wednesday their entrance into competitive VALORANT, with the signing of the former SUMN FC roster.
The British organisation centred the hype around a 24 hour countdown on their official Twitch channel, unveiling the roster to the world as it concluded.
SUMN FC have been one of the most prized rosters in Europe, with the team being formed in August of last year and looking for an organisation to represent ever since.
Perhaps its most acclaimed triumph came during the First Strike series, where they managed to come out on 2nd in one of the most stacked regional tournaments, defeating FunPlus Phoenix in the Semi-Finals but ultimately losing 3-1 against Team Heretics in the Grand-Finals.
This group of players have more than proven their talent in recent months, holding their own against the European elite in every tournament they compete in, without the support of a salary or organisation. With the help of Fnatic and our High Performance Unit, we want to push them to reach that next level and win every tournament they compete in.VALORANT Team Director Colin Johnson via Statement
The core of the squad is composed by the British trio of Jake ‘Boaster’ Howlett, Muhammad ‘moe40’ Hariff and James ‘Mistic’ Orfilla.
Joining them are ex-Fortnite player Domagoj ‘Doma’ Fancev and former CS:GO player Kostas ‘tsack’ Theodoropoulos, who replaced Denis ‘dinkzj’ Tkachev in October.
Jacob ‘mini’ Harris has coached the roster since its inception, with Boaster taking over the In-Game Leader role inside the server.
With a long legacy in competitive First-Person Shooters, this new Fnatic VALORANT squad will have big shoes to fill. Their first test will be in the VALORANT Champions Tour Challengers, starting on Tuesday 4th of February 2021.
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