The Version1 group goes all in with its Game Changers division in relation to its future in VALORANT, formally signing a stacked roster that appears to dominate each the NA Game Changers scene and the NA Challengers League.
As first reported by Dot Esports, Version1 has signed former Cloud9 White duo Melanie “meL” Campone and Alexis Guarrasi, whereas additionally bringing on Ava “florescent” Eugene, Nicole “Noia” Tierce, and Sarah Simpson to finish the roster.
Version1 struck gold with the signings of each meL and Alexis following the disbandment of the legendary C9 White roster final month. According to meL, C9 White founder Jack Etienne approached her about doubtlessly “building a top co-ed roster for Ascension” below the C9 banner, however Riot’s rule that partnered groups wouldn’t be permitted to subject “academy” groups made that concept nearly unimaginable.
With Version1 not getting a partnership and with all of the items of its foremost roster from final 12 months shifting on to locations like Cloud9 and G2, that opened the door for the group to deal with this new Version1 workforce that can look to compete in each NA Game Changers and the NA Challengers League in 2023. The roster had already signed as much as compete within the first NA Challengers open qualifier, beforehand below the identify NeverDone.
While the pickups of meL and Alexis from C9 White are probably the most excessive profile, Version1 can be getting a possible breakout star in florescent, who put up completely unreal numbers on the duelist function over the complete NA Game Changers marketing campaign final 12 months.
The workforce will make their Version1 debut at this time within the NA Challengers League’s first open qualifier bracket.