VALORANT has attracted yet another huge name.
Some famous quotes stick in the minds of literates for years. John Lennon's "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans", Aristotle's "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light", and Anne Frank's "Whoever is happy will make others happy too" have surpassed the tale of time.
When it comes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and VALORANT esports, it's DJ Khaled's philosophical quote "Another One!" that reigns supreme.
This time, it's Kevin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans who has followed the trend of huge CS stars that are making the switch to VALORANT. The former G2 Esports professional has been described as "one of the best in-game leaders in CS:GO" by journalists such as Thorin in the past, and now he's set to be taking that expertise to Riot Games' new phenomenon.
Ex6TenZ has officially joined the Ninjas in Pyjamas VALORANT roster, coming out of official retirement to try his hand at competing again.
"It’s an honour for me to join NIP and I know what it means and what’s expected of me. This is the kind of team you represent with pride," stated Ex6TenZ in a press release.
"When I retired from professional CS to become a coach, I told myself I shouldn’t rush into it since I definitely needed some rest after the G2 and GamerLegion projects. I took some well-deserved time off and did things I’d wanted to do for a long time. I'm the undisputed champ of table football nowadays!
NiP recently underwent a number of changes in their roster after some turbulent results in the latter half of the year. Niels "luckeRR" Jasiek and Saif "Sayf" Jibraeel both departed the side, with Yaroslav "Jady" Nikolaev replacing one slot and the final place now finalised with Ex6TenZ arriving as the final piece of the jigsaw.
The side also renewed the contracts of Emir "rhyme" Muminovic and Charles "CREA" Beauvois for twp years, showing the intentions of forming a long-standing project for the side. Egor "chiwawa" Stepanyuk also remains at NiP having completed his trial in the latter stages of October.
For Ex6TenZ, his rivalry with NiP in CS:GO has been cast aside, having been a fierce competitor against the organisation during his time at G2. The Belgian 30-year-old will be heading into 2021 with a new mission: to conquer VALORANT.
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