On October 31, 2018, Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham played his last match on the professional Counter-Strike stage. A year and a half later, the American decided to return to the esports scene, but not as a part of CS:GO community but VALORANT.
At one time, the 26-year-old was one of the best snipers in the world and you can successfully call him the legend of Cloud9, in whose colors he spent a total of nearly four years. During this period, he led the organization to several successes, the largest of which was the triumph at a Major in 2018. After this triumph, however, Latham began to gradually step into the shadows, and eventually withdrew from the competitive side of the game.
“I could talk about what Skadoodle meant for Cloud9, but that would still not be enough. He embodies the North American Counter-Strike and deserves a break. We are grateful that he could be part of the Cloud9 family and we are waiting for everything that the future holds,” said then the owner of C9, Jack Etienne about Skadoodle.
For a long time, however, VALORANT could be seen on American’s streams, and the player himself regularly participated in subsequent tournaments. It seemed a matter of time until he became involved with one of the organizations that began to look at the production of Riot Games with a more favorable eye.
Finally, T1 found him, which in the past weeks has already announced the involvement of four players and was looking for the last missing link. The formation found them in the person of Latham, who during the May T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Invitational already had the opportunity to perform with several of his new colleagues, with whom he finally finished second.
In this situation, the composition of T1 is as follows:
- Braxton “brax” Pierce
- Keven “AZK” Larivière
- Austin “crashies” Roberts
- Victor “food” Wong
- Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham
- Daniel “FRoD” Montaner – coach