Turtle Troop: Is xQc Signing the Rising North American Valorant Challengers Team?

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Here’s all we know about Turtle Troop and its link with xQc. </p></div>

Here’s all we know about Turtle Troop and its link with xQc.

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More and more content creators are investing in Valorant esports.
The latest one to reportedly show interest in a Valorant Challengers team in North America seems to be Twitch star xQc.
Here’s all we know about Turtle Troop and its link with xQc.

Turtle Troop is a Valorant team competing in the North American (NA) Valorant Challengers and the team is currently unsigned. Notably, it was forced to change names from Squirtle Squad to Turtle Troop in January 2023 due to trademark issues and a conflict of interest between Riot Games and Nintendo. After winning the Valorant Challengers 2023: North America Split 1 - Last Chance Qualifier, Turtle Troop punched its ticket to the main stage of NA Valorant Challengers. On 9th March, Turtle Troop tweeted a tease, potentially hinting at Twitch megastar Félix “xQc” Lengyel’s entry into the Valorant esports ecosystem.

The Valorant esports scene across the globe is booming with organizations truly understanding the potential and reach of the esport. Likewise, many content creators and streamers are starting to invest in Valorant teams, attracting a lot of attention to the ecosystem. Some of the other content creators who have teams in Valorant are Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang and Ludwig Ahgren. 

Joining this list is xQc who, according to independent journalist Max Katz and Dot Esports, is all set to sign Turtle Troop.


All you need to know about Turtle Troop

Turtle Troop is currently participating in Valorant Challengers Split 1 and has a 2-2 record in Group A where it stands third in the standings. The team’s roster is as follows:

  • Jack “Add3r” Hayashi

  • Peter “Governor” No

  • Matthew “Wedid” Suchan

  • Tanner “TiGG” Spanu

  • Anthony “mummAy” DiPaolo

Turtle Troop recently picked up a win against G2 Esports and its next match is against Oxygen Esports on 17th March.


xQc’s interest in Valorant esports

Before it was reported that xQc was looking to sign Turtle Troop, the Twitch icon said in January, “Yo, I’m going to buy my own team and I’m going to go smoke f**** Disguised Toast.” Following this, when Ludwig announced the signing of Moist Moguls Valorant team, xQc revealed that he almost got “scammed” during his search for a Valorant team.

xQc said, “I was way ahead of Ludwig to sign a team. They had already found a sponsor and I said ‘Yo guys I want to buy a team,’ and the other DM [direct message] I got was from a bunch of low Silver crypto scammers and that’s it. Nobody else, nobody DMs me again, man.

With Turtle Troop already teasing this news on its socials, we should be getting an official confirmation of xQc signing the team in the coming days. Notably, if Turtle Troop ends up in the top four of its Group, it is guaranteed a spot in the upcoming Valorant Mid-Season Invitational.


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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.