North American esports organisation, Wildcard Gaming, has today announced the signing of Australian-based Valorant roster, Notick. Wildcard are no stranger to the Australasian esports industry, as they have been home to one of the region's top Rainbow Six: Siege rosters for quite some time.
Wildcard Gaming’s newly-acquired roster put themselves on the map this past weekend in the Men Expert Valorant Invitational, hosted by The Chiefs Esports Club, finishing in a highly respectable third place position.
Within their new roster is a variety of veterans from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene alongside some rising stars within the Valorant community. Those who have been around the local esports industry for a while should recognise Jesse “InfrequeNt” Barker and Alex “Noisia” Gulabovski – two experienced players that have made the transition from Counter-Strike to Valorant.
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CEO and Co-Founder of Wildcard Gaming, John Griffin, gave some comments on their recent acquisition of Notick by stating “Wildcard is extremely excited to enter Valorant and continue its expansion inside of Australia. We have a great mixture of players inside the team that have been working extremely hard to improve each and every day.”
“Our goal is to win championships at Wildcard, and we think that this roster has every ability to do that. We look forward to seeing all the fans in chat and on social media supporting these guys on their journey,” finished Griffin.
Prior to the Men Expert Invitational we saw a number of top esports organisations from Australia dip into Valorant following the closure of the Oceanic Pro League. With overseas organisations now acquiring local rosters, this may be a good sign for an ever-growing esports community.
Wildcard Gaming will be making their debut in Australasian Valorant this coming weekend as they look to compete in Fortress Australia’s First Strike event.
If you wish to stay connected with the progress of the roster, be sure to connect with Wildcard Gaming on Twitter.