Based on recent social media posts from the organization, it would appear that Fnatic will become the latest team to join the European VALORANT scene. Those in the know within the Esports community had been talking up such a move for a number of weeks, with a host of tweets on Tuesday having seemingly confirmed the news.
The organization initially announced that it would be entering the VALORANT scene, with a second post confirming their participation in the EU sector. The EU VALORANT scene is packed full of talent, with several teams currently not having representation either. The likes of SUMN FC, Purple Cobras and Ex-Prodigy would potentially all be available to Fnatic, with the former having finished as runners up in the First Strike tournament recently.
When Could We See Fnatic in Action in VALORANT?
With the first VCT Open Qualifier getting underway in the EU region on February 5, it could well be that more news on Fnatic’s entry into VALORANT comes sooner rather than later. In fact, an announcement is expected as soon as Wednesday. Following the success of First Strike, attention now turns to the VALORANT Champions Tour.
Here, teams battle it out in qualifying matches, in the hope of gaining a spot in Masters events. VALORANT Masters events take place at a regional level, which are set to take place in March, June and September. A final opportunity to qualify for the Champions Tour will arise after all Masters events, before the main event gets underway in December. It remains to be seen as to whether Fnatic will get their roster into top shape in time to compete in the finals.
Why Fnatic Joining EU VALORANT is No Surprise
It perhaps comes as a surprise that it has taken Fnatic this long to enter the VALORANT scene, with the leading European organization having long been one of the leading names in Esports, competing in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Rainbow Six Siege, FIFA, Fortnite Battle Royale and PUBG Mobile.