As Legacy Esports introduces its own VALORANT team, Riot Games' first-person shooter is getting ready for the arrival of LGC.

11:06, 30 Oct 2020

The competitive VALORANT scene just got a little more crowded as Legacy Esports announced it is entering the field with its own team for Riot Games' first-person shooter.

Despite VALORANT being a baby on the scene and having only been out for five months, it's already following in the footsteps of Riot's other big hitter, League of Legends.

As the pro-Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) haemorrhages players, coaches, and teams while they jump ship to VALORANT, Legacy is the latest organisation to be tempted over.

Posting on Twitter, Legacy Esports announced LGC VALORANT, the all-star roster includes:

Dale "DeoxIDE" Carta, Tyson "Pan1k" Missak, Fergus "ferg" Stephenson, Gareth "gazR" Lynn, and Aaron "zenk0k0" Cox. It's a who's who of former CS:GO favourites that have clearly been cleverly farmed by Legacy.


A glossy video showed the team in action, while all their Twitter headers have been revamped to fly their LGC colours for VALORANT. There's no news on when the team will play its first game, but either way, the competition had better watch out for these sharpshooters. 

The news comes just after David Beckham's Guild Esports announced its own VALORANT squad with Yacine "Yacine" Laghmari, Malkolm "bonkar" Rench, Leo "Leo" Janneson, William "draken" Sundin, and Filip "Goffe" Gauffin.

All these exciting announcements of pro teams come in the midst of Riot continuing to evolve VALORANT, with the drop of Agent Skye, the new Icebox map, and Act III, Riot has also said it will roll out public test servers in 2021 to hopefully alleviate some of those glitches we've been seeing. 


Either way, the competitive world of VALORANT is set for a big boost next yet. As the likes of LGC locks horns with Guild, watch this space!



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