T1 apparently likes former Counter-Strike players, because for now only them are creating the VALORANT division. The newest acquisition of the organization turned out to be Austin “crashies” Roberts, which just a few weeks ago we could watch in action in the Flashpoint event.
The 22-year-old American spent most of his professional career in CS:GO in more or less professional mixes. A breakthrough moment for him was the move to Bad News Bears, with whose members he quickly joined the ranks of Riot Squad Esports.
It was under the flag of this formation that Roberts and his colleagues won the vice-championship of the North American ESEA Mountain Dew League and if not for the reorganization of the games, they would appear in the ESL Pro League.
Ultimately, however, they did not get a promotion, and after a short time they also lost the organization’s support. For a while, they managed to recover them during the first season of Flashpoint, when the emergency was supported by the orphaned FunPlus Phoenix.
crashies and the company finally finished in eighth place, which was a good result. But neither this result, nor the championship of the last season of ESEA MDL, managed to convince the American to stay with CS. Instead, he decided to focus on the new title from Riot Games, in which he has already participated in several tournaments. During last week’s T1 Invitational, Roberts’ team even took second place, second only to the team of Braxton “brax” Pierce and Keven “AZK” Larivière, the new club colleagues of the 22-year-old.
In this situation, the composition of T1 is as follows:
- Braxton “brax” Pierce
- Keven “AZK” Larivière
- Austin “crashies” Roberts