The 25-year-old North American has decided to step back from competitive play and take up streaming on a full-time basis.
Braxton “brax” Pierce who was signed by the Korean-American organization T1 in March 2020 was the first-ever player, recruited by a team for their Valorant division with the game still being in its beta phase. In February 2021, he alongside Keven ‘AZK’ Larivière by T1 were released in an aftermath of the team’s poor showings eventually making way for Timothy ‘Autimatic’ Ta and Rahul ‘Curry’ Nemani to the active lineup. Soon later he found himself among the ranks of Team SoloMid only to feature back in T1’s starting lineup.
Ever since the overhaul of their roster, T1 were yet unable to fetch their place at the top, failing to qualify for any of the VCT organized events throughout 2021. Today Brax, through a twitlonger, has decided to step back from T1’s active Valorant squad and would instead focus on content creation within the organization.
While Brax transitions to full-time streaming, TalkEsport is thrilled to report T1 sign Zander “thwifo” Kim who would replace brax on the roster. thwifo initially played for Team XSET, with his most notable achievements with the latter would be the championship at the NSG x Complexity Invitational followed by a second place finish at the VCT 2021: North America Stage 2 Challengers 1 which further helped XSET move on to the Challengers playoffs of the same.
T1 Valorant are now:
- Tyler “SkaDoodle” Latham
- Timothy “autimatic” Ta
- Rahul “Curry” Nemani (In-game leader)
- Anthony “dawn” Hagopian
- Zander “thwifo” Kim
- David Denis (Head Coach)
- Braxton “brax” Pierce (Full time streamer)