Samurai Esports revealed its new Valorant roster which includes former XTZ Esports players Psy, Whimp, Harsh, Rex, and Blackhawk. The team’s previous organization disbanded the roster just three months after signing the players from Noble Esports. The players will be competing in upcoming Valorant events in India and beyond. Earlier this month, Simar 'Psy' Sethi told AFK Gaming that the players will go their own ways following their departure from XTZ but they decided against it and are now going to represent Samurai Esports. Four out of five players have been playing together since last year with Whimp being their newest member who joined on January 5 at XTZ.
Samurai Esports Valorant Roster Overview
The team previously competed in The Esports Club Invitational Season 2 and placed third after being knocked out by Team Mahi. Samurai Esports revealed in their Instagram page “It’s an exciting day at the Samurai eSports headquarters as we get our Valorant plans rolling. With this lineup of players that we know from previous games we feel confident that we have found a good fit for our brand and visions. The time to come will bring lots of excitement and entertainment for sure!".
Here are the players competing under Samurai Esports
- Simar 'Psy' Sethi
- Tejas ‘Rexy’ Kotian
- Harsh ‘Harshhh’ Arora
- Shailesh 'blackhawk' Dalvi
- Saaransh ‘Whimp’ Dang
The Roster Features The Former XTZ Esports Roster
This is the second time that most of the team changed organizations in the past year except Saaransh ‘Whimp’ Dang. Simar ‘psy’ Sethi and the rest of the Valorant roster competed in events under the XTZ banner after the players parted ways with Noble Esports. The Valorant team’s departure from Noble was attributed to a lack of practice and synergy. In October 2020, Psy revealed that Hikka was playing from Sri Lanka which caused issues due to high latency. XTZ Esports partnered with the roster and they found success for three months before disbanding again. The team will now be competing under the Samurai Esports banner.
About Samurai Esports India
Samurai Esports was founded in India and is currently competing and creating content for Wild Rift, Siege, CS:GO and Valorant. The roster of content creators includes RAZ, PARTH, Prateek YT, Asuka Bae among other prominent creators from India. Their entry into Valorant esports comes just weeks after Riot Games announced its entry into the Indian subcontinent. With high-profile events by TEC planned for later this year, we will see the former XTZ roster compete once more against the likes of Global Esports and Team MAHI.