Counter-Strike: Global Offensive veteran Daniel “fRoD” Montaner has been introduced as T1’s lead trainer for Valorant.
One of the most decorated players in CS:GO history, with championships on championships under his belt as both a player and a coach.
— T1 (@T1) May 7, 2020
fRoD was one of the top CSGO players during his time contending in the famous first-person shooting game. While playing under Complexity Gaming and Evil Geniuses, fRoD won numerous titles. In 2005, he was nominated for “Esports Player of the Year.” that year, he was additionally selected for “North American Player of the Decade” for 2000 to 2010.
After his long and beautified CSGO vocation, fRoD changed to Overwatch. Yet, the move was fleeting, and he progressed to the executives inside FaZe Clan in 2016. His latest job was as lead trainer for Swole Patrol in 2019. Presently, he will be driving T1’s ever-growing ritzy Valorant group. He will likewise go about as a substitute for the team when required.
Amped up for this chance and all the future holds. I couldn’t have requested a superior organization and better gathering to get this undertaking moving. Full steam ahead! fRoD said on Twitter.
Excited about this opportunity and for all the future holds. Couldn't have asked for a better org + better group to get this project going. Full steam ahead!!! https://t.co/CHwLpa3hly
— Danny Montaner (@OfficialfRoD) May 7, 2020
T1 Valorant roster
In recent months, T1 has been building a world-class Valorant scene. Their present list incorporates Braxton “brax” Pierce, Keven “AZK” Lariviere, and previous CSGO veteran Austin “crashies” Roberts. There are as yet two open spaces on their North American Valorant group, and it will be up to fRoD to scout top players to sign.
T1 is one of only a handful barely any organizations to announce a Valorant team. Two other notable organizations to make the early bounce to Riot’s new FPS are Sentinels and Gen.G. Sentinels as of late captured Overwatch League’s best player, MVP Jay “sinatraa” Won. Gen.G marked most of the CSGO team that represented Canada in WESG 2019, including Kevin “PLAYER1” Champagne.
We made the hop from [Counter-Strike] to Valorant for a difference in pace with another game, yet also as a result of the availability to the Pro League, PLAYER1 told ESPN Esports.
Valorant is on fire
Valorant is at present in closed beta, with the game officially about to get launched in the late spring of 2020. Riot Games presently can’t seem to declare any formal esports plans for their new FPS, however on the off chance that it’s in any way similar to their help for League of Legends, it’s nothing unexpected organizations are planning for it so early.
As of late, Riot uncovered that they have talked about Valorant esports with 100 esports substances, including competition coordinators and associations. “Our essential focus at an early stage will be to frame associations with players, content creators, competition organizers, and developers unlocking them to assist us with building the Valorant ecosystem”, Riot’s worldwide esports senior director Whalen Rozelle said to ESPN.
It’s not yet clear if Riot is hoping to step away from the franchise model for their new FPS game.