T1 on Twitter have announced the departure of Braxton “brax” Pierce and Keven “AZK” Larivière from their Valorant division.
As reported earlier by TalkEsport, the signing of Timothy “Autimatic” Ta to T1’s Valorant roster has triggered yet another set of roster changes as the Korean-North American Organization has parted its ways with AZK and Brax. With the latter being the first original player of their roster, Brax has been further allowed to explore his options for the future, T1 stated.
The SK Telecom managed side entered the professional scene of Valorant on March 9, 2020, where they revealed Brax as the first piece of their puzzle followed by the signing of AZK, the former’s ex-teammate from the iBP’s CS:GO lineup. Before getting recognized by T1 for his mechanical aim and a great outlook for the game, Brax used to compete at CS:GO, not entirely successful as he was revoked the opportunity of playing at the majors after his involvement in the famous iBUYPOWER scandal. Since then, his transition to Valorant was known to be a redemption for his rough past and went on to be a highly esteemed personality in the scene. The roster was rounded off with Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham, yet another teammate of his from iBP CS:GO.
Brax along with AZK and co went on to place second at the T1 X Nerd Street Gamers Showdown followed by a plethora of mid-table finishes at PAX Arena Invitational and Renegades Invitational too organized by NSG. At the first strike, they did qualify for the main event but fell short to the Champions 100 Thieves in the Quarterfinals. Recently they were denied a spot at the Challengers Event by Andbox which marked the last match-up for the released duo at T1.
According to rumors across Twitter, ex-Triumph CS:GO professional Rahul “Curry” Nemani might be brought aboard as T1’s fifth player.
T1’s Valorant Roster:
- Sam “DaZeD” Marine (Captain)
- Timothy “Autimatic” Ta
- Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham
- Ha “Spyder” Jung-woo
- David Denis (Head Coach)