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‘The Metro Squad’ Set to Be America’s First Multicultural Co-Ed Professional Valorant Team

Abhimannu Das
4/May/2021 09:35 am

The Metro Squad is being formed by Metro Esports and ReedPop with a Valorant being the first game the organization focuses on.
The team will feature women and players of color to create to promote diversity in esports.
Details of the sign-ups and the selection tour will be available in the coming months.

ReedPop and Metro Esports have partnered to bridge the diversity gap in the world of professional esports. Both organizations are working together to create a diverse professional team under the ‘The Metro Squad’ which will be supported by PAX Esports events. Metro will be hosting a nationwide tour to find diverse talent to be a part of The Metro Squad. Valorant will be the first title that Metro Esports will be focusing on. The team will be based at Metro’s facility outside Philadelphia. Details on the selection tour and the sign-up process will be available at a later date. 

The Metro Squad Overview

The selection process for The Metro Squad will commence in the coming months. CEO of Metro Sports & Entertainment Shaon Berry talked about how the organization wants to bridge the gap between traditional sports and esports. She talked about getting a “college scholarship or making it to the pros is the ultimate goal for millions of aspiring young athletes and families. The incredible thing about esports as an industry is that you can be a superstar in so many different categories from pro gamer to programmer, game designer, engineer, streamer, organizer, team owner and so much more.”

Berry talked about how women and gamers of color are disproportionately represented in the world of gaming. The organization is partnering with PAX to identify America’s best gaming talent and offer them professional contracts. 

ReedPop’s Head of Esports Luke Thompson said “PAX is a celebration of all things gaming and we’re proud to partner with Metro Esports and help foster the next generation of esports pros and make competitive gaming a more diverse and inclusive space. We look forward to honoring the new team and welcoming them to our community at PAX West 2021.”

The selection and sign-up details for The Metro Squad will be available in the coming months. Interested players can stay updated on the official Metro Esports website at: https://metroesports.gg/ 

About Metro Esports

The Metro Sports & Entertainment Group, is a technology-based education and custom Esports event management agency, located in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our unique expertise lies in our custom programming, high-tech/hi-profile, multicultural consumer reach, and innovative brand integration strategies. 

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Abhimannu Das is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He is covering content on esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.