Lando Norris' Quadrant Esports Sign Halo Roster As Their First-Ever Team
Quadrant Esports, founded by Formula 1 superstar Lando Norris, has signed their first-ever esports team with French Halo roster 'OEX'.
Lando Norris, who recently secured a sixth-place finish in the Formula 1 standings behind the likes of fellow Briton Lewis Hamilton and championship-winning Max Verstappen, formed Quadrant Esports back in November 2020, signing a range of content creators and using his personal profile to appear in podcasts and stream titles such as F1 2021 and Call of Duty: Warzone.
Quadrant Sign Halo Roster
Now, the organisation has signed their first-ever professional roster, acquiring the all-French Halo Infinite roster of OEX, consisting of Sonny "Fragxr" Marchaland, Paul "Nurix" Villemont, Norwen "SLG" Le Galloudec, and Sébastien "TchiK" Darriet.
The team has qualified for the first-ever LAN on Halo Infinite, HCS Kickoff Major Raleigh 2021, where they will feature alongside the likes of OpTic Gaming and Cloud9.
After previously only hosting content creators at Quadrant, Lando Norris openly admitted to targeting the likes of Rocket League and Call of Duty for professional teams. However, with Halo Infinite's "esports ready" launch, it appears Quadrant have been swayed to dip their toe into the futuristic console FPS.
Lando Norris targets success at HCS Raleigh With Halo Roster
After signing the roster, Norris said, "One of my main goals for Quadrant since I launched it last year has been to see our team compete on the biggest esports stages against some of the biggest names in the industry. What we announced today brings us to that point.
"I’ve loved watching Halo since it launched last month, and I made sure we moved quickly to sign one of Europe's most talented rosters to our team. I’ve set the goals high and the team is just as passionate as I am, so let’s go get our first win!"
The Formula 1 driver, who will now likely feature on much more content as the high-octane racing season has concluded, was also recently challenged to an esports competition of his own, as streamer Jaryd "Summit1g" Lazar offered up a wager on iRacing.
However, it looks like Quadrant are on the move towards signing esports rosters, rather than sticking just in the content pool. We'll get to see how Quadrant do at the Raleigh Major on December 17.