Former Noble Esports Valorant Roster Joins XTZ Esports

Abhimannu Das
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  • Noble Esports' former Valorant roster is now a part of XTZ Esports.
  • The team of Simar ‘psy’ Sethi, Tejas ‘Rex’ Kotian, Shakir ‘hikkA’ Razak, Harsh ‘Harsh’ Arora, and Sami "SSSami" Ar Rahman have signed with the organization recently.
  • XTZ is a new organization that was founded in 2020 with a foundation in content creation and esports.

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.

About XTZ Esports

XTZ was founded in India in 2020. The team is looking to build a “central nervous system of esports” in India and around the world. The esports organisation seeks to create a vertically integrated market in content creation for the millions of spectators in the country. XTZ seeks to enter both competitive esports at both LAN and virtual events while also focusing on content creation.

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.

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Why Did The Noble Esports Valorant Team Depart 

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.

'psy' will be looking to continue the team's performance from their ROG Showdown days. Image by ESL 

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.”

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.