Braxton “Brax” Pierce, also known as swag, has been signed by T1 as a creator and professional player for Valorant and other FPS titles.
The prodigy has joined the server.
— T1 (@T1) March 10, 2020
The 23-year-old former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro recently retired from the game after years of being banned from Valve Majors due to the iBuyPower match fixing scandal. At the time, Brax was hailed as one of the more promising up and comers. Now, he will try and prove himself in a new game. Even if Brax doesn’t end up as a professional player, he could still lead T1’s content creation or team development for Valorant. His experience as an FPS player is always valuable in a fledgling scene.
Brax is the first ever contracted Valorant player/personality, even though the game is still only playable behind closed doors. With a recognizable name like Brax at the helm, T1 will gain following from CS:GO players and fans transitioning over. This could also be a sign of things to come. T1 is an esports giant, and their attention towards Valorant this early shows that big organizations have their eyes on the game.