North American esports organization TSM is looking to expand their presence in Riot Games’ competitive shooter Valorant by forming an academy roster in the title, according to a recent report by Upcomer.
While the organization hasn’t signed any players to their academy roster yet, the project has been greenlit by TSM after being “discussed internally for some time,” the report states.
Needless to say, this project is likely to be another great opportunity for the rising talent in the North American Valorant scene.
Previously, we have seen other organizations like T1 fielding academy rosters in Valorant. Players from the academy rosters often get the chance to play in the main roster during the absence of a player.
For instance, when Ha “Spyder” Jung-woo was benched from the T1 roster due to health issues, he was replaced by Anthony “dawn” Hagopian who formerly played for T1 academy.
The report also states that some other renowned organizations like Cloud9 might also be looking to form academy rosters for Valorant.
The project hasn’t been confirmed by TSM as of yet, but an official announcement might be coming in the near future.