FaZe Clan Sign JasonR and Corey to VALORANT team
FaZe Clan has signed former CS:GO professional Jason “JasonR” Ruchelski and former Overwatch professional Corey “Corey” Nigra to their VALORANT team, the organization announced today.
JasonR is a popular streamer who has built a massive following on Twitch. He has also played on various professional CS:GO teams and most notably served as a stand in for OpTic Gaming in 2017 when Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz left the team. JasonR’s time in CS:GO is likely over now that he is the captain of the new FaZe VALORANT team.
He did not win any tournaments during his time as a professional player, but JasonR is still considered to be a talented CS:GO player. He has been grinding VALORANT since the game’s release and has eased into the familiar gun mechanics and gameplay.
Corey is a former Overwatch professional who most recently played for the Washington Justice. He was a talented Hitscan DPS player that also helped the U.S team win the 2019 Overwatch World Cup. Corey retired from the Overwatch League in May to pursue a career in VALORANT and has since made a name for himself as a talented player. His team secured a 5-8 finish in the Twitch Rivals: VALORANT Launch Showdown and has shown little trouble adjusting to the new game.
The two players will hopefully attract other talented players to the FaZe roster, as other organizations have already built powerful teams.
100 Thieves recently signed Hiko as their team captain, and G2 Esports signed Mixwell and Patitek as their first two players. T1 also finished their roster with Skadoodle, another former CS:GO professional to complete their star studded roster.
Riot Games has not officially revealed the competitive structure or format for the VALORANT professional league, but it is already building up to be an intense environment. Fans will have to wait and see who else FaZe Clan signs to their VALORANT roster and if the two starting players can attract other strong players to their ranks.