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T1 release autimatic and Skadoodle from Valorant roster

The organisation is set for a near-full revamp of its roster going into the 2022 season.
Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham was one of T1’s founding members when the org entered the Valorant scene in May 2020. The original roster saw some success early on, claiming first place at the Twitch Rivals: VALORANT Launch Showdown, as well as a second-place finish at the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Invitational.

But soon the team would face middling results, failing to live up to the expectations that the squad was met with. T1 looked to change that in February 2021 with the signing of Skadoodle’s former CSGO teammate, Timothy “autimatic” Ta. However, the disappointing results would continue, as the team failed to qualify for a single Masters event throughout 2021.

It appears that T1 are once again looking to shake up their roster in the hopes of reaching the top of Valorant esports, opting to part ways with both of their former CSGO Boston Major winners. The organisation took to Twitter to make the announcements.

It is unclear whether Skadoodle will stick with Valorant or return to CS:GO. Autimatic on the other hand has been in talks with Evil Geniuses, potentially returning to CS:GO and playing under the team’s banner, according to a report from 1pv’s neLendirekt.

Both Skadoodle and autimatic were a part of the first North American team to win a CS:GO major in 2018. (Picture: ELEAGUE)
Both Skadoodle and autimatic were a part of the first North American team to win a CS:GO major in 2018. (Picture: ELEAGUE)

There has yet to be an official statement from T1 as to who will be replacing Skadoodle and autimatic, but an announcement should be expected sometime this month as Champions Tour North American Stage 1: Challengers is set to begin on 27th January. 

Skadoodle spent a few months as an inactive member of T1's roster late in 2020, suggesting things never seemed to properly work for the player and the organisation despite their best efforts.

At the moment, the current T1 roster is comprised by: 

  • Rahul "curry" Nemani
  • Anthony "dawn" Hagopian
  • Zander "thwifo" Kim    
  • Joshua "Steel" Nissan    

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Featured image courtesy of T1.