Valorant: Alliance gets on board

Swedish organization Alliance takes its first step into an eSports shooter. CS:GO icon James Banks has been mentored to build the Valorant team.

Alliance presents its first player of the new Valorant roster. Frenchman Enzo “Fearoth” Mestari will be the captain of the newly formed team. These are Alliance’s first efforts to gain a foothold in an eSports shooter.

James Banks builds Alliance’s Valorant team

Ex-CS:GO pro Fearoth has been active in the FPS shooter since Valorant’s release and already has a number of achievements to his name. For example, he finished third at the WePlay! Invitational in July 2020 and achieved a fourth place at the BLAST Twitch Invitational two months later. In smaller events, he won with different teams with high regularity. He is expected to become the main sova player, in-game leader, and team captain of Alliance.

The 24-year-old is the first signing of eSports veteran James Banks, who was hired in late 2020 to put together a Valorant roster for the Swedes. “He’s had a great career so far and will now be my first building block in making this project work,” Banks revealed in the press release. Banks is a familiar face in the CS:GO scene, having appeared first as a player and now as a moderator as well as interviewer at the biggest events.

“First and foremost, it’s important to me that Alliance fans can be proud of our team,” Fearoth explained. The team will be fully unveiled in the coming days and is expected to participate in all official Riot events. “We want to improve, we want to surprise and we want to win titles”.

Until now, Alliance was most known for their Dota2 team, which won The International 3 and has always been one of the best teams in the world. In the European League of Legends scene, Alliance is also the only organization besides Fnatic and G2 Esports to ever win a split.


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