James Banks Joins Alliance as New Valorant General Manager

Abhimannu Das
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  • James Banks is now a part of Alliance's Valorant wing and will be taking up the role of general manager.
  • Banks will be responsible for scouting a professional Valorant team for 2021 from EMEA.
  • The organization will also let its fans scout players for Starcraft 2, Rocket League and Chess.

James Banks will be joining Alliance’s Valorant division as their new General Manager. The organization seeks to expand into three new competitive divisions, taking the organization up to 7 in 2021. A brand-new player facility was set up this year to accommodate the players and help them practice.

James Banks’ Role in Alliance’s Valorant Division

The new General Manager will be responsible for scouting a new Valorant roster for the EMEA region, while Teo Jie Bin will be finding a new competitive mobile gaming roster. The community will get to be scouts for the third roster where fans can vote for players by purchasing fan tokens and voting for players.

Fans can choose players from Rocket League, Starcraft II, and Chess for competitive mobile esports for 2021 and beyond. The Swedish org will also let the community take hands-on decisions in recruitment and management. Though details on the nature of these decisions have not yet been revealed.

Valorant GM’s Thoughts on Joining the team

James Banks Joins Alliance as New Valorant General Manager
Banks will be scouting a new Valorant team for Alliance's 2021 competitive goals.
Image by James Banks (Twitter)

Banks revealed that this is “a new challenge and a new chapter for me. I have been enjoying every aspect of VALORANT since beta. When I was first talking to the guys at Alliance, they were very serious in how they wanted to approach the VALORANT scene and what they could offer a team.”

The GM wants to work with the “fantastic” support team at the Swedish org and wants to hunt for the right team and the right players who are hungry to perform. He is impressed by the facilities available at the organization and wants players under him to become future champions at Valorant.

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How to Get Scouted? 

Players who are motivated and want to prove themselves under the Swedish team's banner can reach out to James Banks at or reach out to him on his social media profiles. Mobile esports players can reach out to The team has also requested fans to keep an eye out on their social media profiles to know more about the fan scouting and other team updates.

Alliance is an esports organization that features competitive players in games like Hearthstone, TrackMania, Fortnite, Dota 2, League of Legends, Starcraft 2, and more. The team is player-owned and has a record of winning The International 2013, which was the biggest esports event in terms of prize pool at that time.

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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. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.

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