Pro players from different scenes converging in the newly created Valorant community has excited fans with the possibility of seeing crossover competition amongst some of the most recognisable names from CSGO, PUBG, or Overwatch.
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The Blizzard FPS has seen plenty of talent leave the scene, with Jay "Sinatraa" Won being one of the highest-profile departures from any community, and now, former Florida Mayhem damage dealer Jung-woo "Sayaplayer" Ha retiring from the Overwatch League, joining T1's roster.
The move comes accompanied by a name change for the Korean Widowmaker specialist, as the org also revealed Spyder as his new in-game tag.
This signing completes the evolving roster of T1, looking to reach for the heights fans and analysts had hoped the original squad achieved, failing to do so, as the return of Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham paired with the recent acquisition of Sam "DaZeD" Marine brings the roster up to five.
Previously, with a team that featured now Team Envy players Austin "Crashies" Roberts and Victor "Food" Wong, T1 managed to kick off their Valorant journey with a second-place finish at the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown, with results quickly dwindling down, ending with a 7th-8th place at the Pop Flash Invitational, the last Ignition Series event for 2020.
Spyder, known for his mechanical skill on hitscan heroes, could potentially fill the role of the OPer, which despite nerfs, is still poised to be a massive tool in the arsenal of teams competing in the upcoming First Strike series of events to close out the year.
For more on Valorant, check out the Valorant v1.10 Patch Notes, bringing a plethora of changes to the tactical shooter.