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T1 announces Valorant Academy roster

The org is building a roster that will eventually help the main squad reach new heights.
T1 announces Valorant Academy roster

Following the signing of former Overwatch League champion Lee "ANS" Seon-chang, T1 has unveiled the rest of players that will be a part of their Valorant Academy team.

In a quick announcement video posted on Twitter and YouTube, the org presented Dylan "Assert" Romo, Anthony "Dawn" Hagopian, Evan "Esotz" Rodriguez, and Andrew Hilton as the new members of T1 Valorant.

David Denis, T1's coach mentioned back when they signed ANS that his vision for the org's Valorant efforts involved an Academy team that could help grow internal competition "with really good players who are hungry, developing, and improving."

This second wave of Academy players follows the previous squad that was signed back in June and included the likes of Haydin "ZerG" Gordon, Kurtis "Kurt" Gallo, Eeiu, and Rara. The roster disbanded just two months later.

Unlike other organizations that field two teams that are able to compete in every major Valorant event, the T1 Academy roster won't be seeing action in tournaments like VCT, as the previous squad was never registered to play in First Strike or Ignition Series qualifiers. 

ANS, former OWL champion with SF Shock (Picture: Overwatch League)

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