Earlier this month, it was revealed that Noble Esports’ Valorant roster parted ways with the team. The news came just two months after Noble Esports signed the team of Simar ‘psy’ Sethi, Tejas ‘Rex’ Kotian, Shakir ‘hikkA’ Razak, Harsh ‘Harsh’ Arora, and Sami "SSSami" Ar Rahman. The roster posted on social media that they were looking for a new organisation and we finally have confirmation that the team will be joining XTZ Esports. The organisation made the announcement on social media earlier today.
The games the organisation are currently into including PUBG, Free Fire, Standoff 2, Call of Duty Mobile, Rocket League, CS: GO, Clash of Clans, DOTA 2, Brawl Stars and of course, Valorant. Simar ‘psy’ Sethi and the rest of the Valorant roster will be participating in upcoming Valorant events, and we may see the team compete in the upcoming Valorant Championship Tour representing the Asia region which will begin next year.
The Valorant team’s departure from Noble was attributed to a lack of practice and synergy. In October, Psy revealed that Hikka being from Sri Lanka meant that he had to play at high ping. With the move to XTZ Esports, the team is now reunited and ready to compete. The team has proven to be tough competition for the likes of Global Esports in the past and may compete for a spot in the VLR.GG leaderboards for the APAC region.
The XTZ roster has proven itself in the past with a win at the ROG Showdown Valorant Open with a 3-0 win against Patatroop. The team will be looking to put on similar performances at XTZ. Noble Esports is not done with Valorant in India following their team’s departure, and they revealed that “We aren’t done with Valorant in India and will be back sooner than you think.”