Valorant Around the World: North America Part 2

Valorant Around the World: North America Part 2

Welcome back to Run It Back’s Valorant Around the World series! Today, we’ll be going over the second half of teams in the North America region. If you haven’t read the first part, click here to get caught up on the first half of the North American Valorant teams. Let’s finish taking a look at the teams repping the part of the world with some of the most notable Valorant organizations.

Immortals

Immortals North America Valorant Team
Image via IMT

Immortals is one of the most well-funded organizations in North America, rubbing shoulders with big name sponsors like Toyota, GameStop, and St. Jude.

Back in May, they acquired the first four players of their roster. The fifth, Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk joined later in June. Almost all of the players have previous experience in CSGO but have not played on a team together prior to Immortals.

On July 8th, they benched Noah “jcStani” Smith. They have yet to find a replacement but are using Brady “thi9f” as a stand-in for the Pulse Invitational. Thi9f also subbed in for the 100 Thieves Gamers For Equality event, where Immortals finished in 3rd-4th place,

Their results so far are less than impressive, with only 3rd-4th placements in the four tournaments they have attended.

Their roster consists of the following players:

  • Joseph “Bjor” Bjorklund
  • Yannick “KOLER” Blanchette
  • Amgalan “Genghsta” Nemekhbayar
  • Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk
    Jordan “Gunba” Graham (Coach)

Sentinels

Sentinels North America Valorant Team
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Sentinels, known for its Fortnite, Hearthstone and Apex Legends teams, have a roster made up of some really big names in both CSGO and Overwatch as well.

Their first four players were signed all the way back in April and were headlined by Shahzeeb “ShahZaM” Khan, Hunter “SicK” Mims, Jared “zombs” Gitlin, and Jay “sinatraa” Won.

ShahZaM and SicK played for CSGO teams like Rogue, CompLexity, and OpTic Gaming while sinatraa made headlines as an Overwatch player for the San Francisco Shock. At one point in time, sinatraa was considered the best Overwatch player in the world. Zombs played under Sentinels in Apex Legends as well as for FaZe Clan in Overwatch.

Their roster was completed on June 1 with the addition of one more North American CSGO star, being Michael “dapr” Gulino. Prior to this addition, Sentinels used Coby “dizzy” Meadows and Rory “dephh” Jackson in the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Invitational and Elite Esports – Rivalry Bowl North America.

This roster doesn’t seem to be doing wonders as their only 1st place win was at the Gamers For Equality showmatch. Other than that, they have 5th-6th and 7th-8th placements in tournaments.

Their roster consists of the following players:

Dignitas

Dignitas North America Valorant Team
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Dignitas, much like GODSENT, decided to sign an all-female team for their Valorant roster.

Interestingly, the core four players of the team are the same players as Dignitas’ female CSGO team. This means that they will have two compete at a professional level in two titles, which might prove to be challenging in the long run. On the same day as the roster announcement, they also brought Julie “Bouchard” Bouchard as a trial 5th player.

Of the five tournaments they have competed in, they placed 7th-8th in three of them and 13th-16th in Elite Esports – Rivalry Bowl NA. Their highest placement was 2nd place at the ANEW Valorant Women’s Open.

Their roster consists of the following players:

FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan, the team that has been a household name in video games since 2010, has taken its first steps into Valorant.

Currently, they only have two players, CSGO legend Jason “jasonR” Ruchelski and Corey “Corey” Nigra, who played Overwatch for the Washington Justice.

They only participated in the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown where they used Rory “dephh” Jackson, Johnny “Marved” Nguyen, and Zachary “ZachaREEE” Lombardo as stand-ins. Harrison “psalm” Chang also stood in for jasonR who reportedly didn’t play since these five players had previously been actively scrimmaging together and thus had experience with each other.

Their roster consists of the following players:

100T

100 Thieves Valorant Team
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100 Thieves is owned and operated by former Call of Duty star Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag. The team also has some high-profile investments from the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers, among others.

At the beginning of June, the organization signed Spencer “Hiko” Martin to the team, one of the biggest names in CSGO. Later that month, they completed the roster with four players who had professional experience playing for Apex Legends teams.

In the two tournaments they have participated in, they have placed 5th-6th and 7th-8th; not the best and not the worst. Although, the roster has potential with some up and coming players.

Their roster consists of the following players:

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7/11/2020

Gabriel Ionica

Not-yet-famous esports writer. Started out with CS:GO but now I write about Valorant too. Check out my article backlog on Twitter!