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Excel Esports expands into Valorant, sign Davidp as team captain

Excel Esports has signed their first Valorant player, marking the organisation’s move into their third esports title.
Excel Esports have expanded into Valorant esports with the signing of David “Davidp” Prins.

The Belgian player, who was dropped from G2 Esports back in December following a string of wins at the Ignition Series in Europe, will be team captain on Excel Esport’s Valorant squad.

The team are hoping to compete in the Valorant Champions Tour later this year, with the org currently hosting player trials to fill out their roster.

Speaking about the signing, Davidp said: “I am really excited to have found a home with Excel Esports. Since starting my journey in Valorant I have showcased my ability to not only win trophies but grow and adapt my playstyle. I can’t wait to show everyone what we can achieve.”

 

Kieran Holmes-Darby, co-founder and chief gaming officer at Excel, said: “Ever since Valorant was first announced we knew it was going to be a title with huge potential and one that we could thrive in. However when it came to expansion we really wanted to take our time and find players and coaches that aligned with our vision so when we started talking to Davidp it felt like such a natural fit.

“We have big ambitions and are looking for the best and most promising talent to build out the roster and create a lasting legacy.”

With this latest acquisition, Excel Esports has three esports under their belt, following their move into Fortnite and League of Legends. 

This also follows the org’s rebrand last year with the ‘Power of Better’ slogan, which saw Tottenham star Dele Alli become their global ambassador.