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T1 signs Brax as first Valorant pro after CS:GO retirement

After recently retiring from CS:GO, Braxton “Brax” Pierce has signed with Korean organisation T1 as their first Valorant player before the game is even released.
  • Brax has officially signed with T1 as a content creator and Valorant player
  • Valorant isn't released until the summer
  • Brax recently announced his retirement from CS:GO and his intention to switch to Valorant
  • The former CS:GO player, previously known as “swag”, announced his intention to switch to Valorant earlier this month, and it hasn’t taken long for an organisation to snap him up.  

    T1, known for their prestigious League of Legends team, has signed Brax as an FPS content creator and their first Valorant player.  

    Posting on Twitter about the signing, Brax wrote: “I’m eager to carry my knowledge and understanding of CS over to Valorant as we both look to build the best team in the world. I couldn’t be more confident that we will accomplish great things.” 

    Riot’s first-person shooter isn’t set to be released until summer 2020 – so it’s a sign of the organisation’s faith in the developer to deliver another top-tier esport.  

    Valorant is a free-to-play shooter which takes clear inspirations from CS:GO and Overwatch, with five-on-five teams competing in 25 round matches.  

    The title was officially unveiled by Riot earlier this month, along with the first eight ‘agent’ characters including Omen, Sage, Cypher and Phoenix.  

    T1 has made a number of big name signings in recent months, with Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez joining their Smash Bros. Ultimate roster.  

    The organisation also recently renewed Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok's contract for an additional three years, with the League of Legends player also becoming part owner of the team.