Enigma Gaming Signs Tesseract From Orangutan
Enigma Gaming announced on 26th October that the Filipino Valorant professional player, Jm "Tesseract" Ignacio, has joined its Valorant roster. Prior to the acquisition, the organization had also acquired the former CS:GO player for Global Esports, Norbu “Karam1L” Tsering, as a replacement for Tejas “Rexy” Kotian, who recently decided to retire as a professional Valorant player.
Tesseract Joins the Valorant Roster of Enigma Gaming
The current Valorant roster of Enigma Gaming is as follows:
Akram “Rawfiul” Virani (India)
Sabyasachi “Antidote” Bose (India)
Rishi “RvK” Vijayakumar (India)
Karan “Excali” Mhaswadkar (India)
Jm “Tesseract” Ignacio (Philippines)
The current coach of the team is the former German CS:GO professional, Lukas “yb” Gröning.
Before joining Enigma Gaming, Tesseract was renowned for his brief but impressive stint with Orangutan. During that period, the Filipino Sova main led Orangutan to various victories, including an outstanding performance at the Skyesports Champions Series vs Enigma Gaming where he managed to secure 37 frags. Despite Tesseract's excellent performance, which saw him finish the game with 380 ACS, Orangutan was unable to capitalize on the lead and allowed the two subsequent maps to slip away, denying it a ticket in VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers.
Tesseract played his final matches with Orangutan in the finals of The Esports Club Challenger Series 8, where the team finished third after defeating Anaadi Army, Medal Esports, and Revenant Esports, but eventually losing against the champions Enigma Gaming twice in Playoffs.
Antidote and his team came close to capturing back-to-back trophies in the second season of Skyesports Pro Invitational but were defeated by Velocity Gaming in the best-of-five grand final.
Enigma Gaming will be trying to capitalize on its previous success, having won the inaugural Skyesports Pro Invitational season as well as the TEC Challenger Series 8. However, the team is yet to play a match with Karam1L, and it is currently unknown if Tesseract will immediately become a part of the active lineup.