Owners of Minnesota RØKKR have entered the Valorant scene by signing the roster NeverDone under the Version1 banner. The team is made up of ex-Gen.G representatives, as well as some former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players.
Loic “effys” Sauvageau and Keven “PLAYER1” Champagne names are the ones to spearhead the squad, as the duo has been playing Riot Games’ shooter for quite some time now. Most recently they represented Gen.G and ended up being dropped by the organization at the end of the last year.
The other trio consists of names that are known for playing CS:GO professionally. Every one of them used to represent a known North American team up until recently, with “Jordan” Zellsis” Montemurro being recognized for his time at Cloud9. Erik “penny” Penny and Anthony “vanity” Malaspina, on the other hand, used to be members of Triumph and Chaos Esports Club respectively. The roster’s coach is Ian “Immi” Hardking.
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Five of them started the year under the name of NeverDone and already managed to take some impressive results. The roster finished 1st at Pittsburg Knights January Monthly Gauntlet and fell short in Valorant Champions Tour in a close-packed series against FaZe Clan.
WISE Esports Ventures, officially rebranded to Version1 today. They continue to run a Rocket League team under the same name. Minnesota RØKKR, which takes an active part in the Call of Duty League, will continue to compete under with that name.
zellsis during IEM Katowice 2019 representing Cloud9 (Image: ESL/Adela Sznajder)
The squad will debut in another VCT qualifier which begins this 11th February.