A new look Excel esports will go through the EMEA open qualifiers. How far can they go?
EXCEL esports has announced new additions to its Valorant roster ahead of the inaugural Stage 1 VCT Europe matches. The team will have four new players along with Moe40 who has been a part of the team since mid-2021.
What is Excel Esports Valorant Roster?
The new roster comprises a mix of CIS and European players.
- Muhammad “Moe40” Hariff.
- Oscar “ozzy” Scott.
- Egor “chiwawa” Stepanyuk.
- Dragan “elllement” Milanović.
- Patryk “paTiTek” Fabrowski.
- Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson (Coach)
- Sam “Fields” Greenfield (Assistant Coach.)
- Kevin “Noizeeh” Jaskiewicz (Team Manager.)
Element was a part of OG and NoPoaching before joining Excel. He had some commendable performances as his team won EPIC.LAN #33 and Rix.GG VALORANT Open May 2021. Probably one of the more experienced players when it comes to international matches, chiwawa was a member of Ninjas in Pyjamas and Entropiq before that. While on NiP, he was instrumental in his team’s performance taking down G2 esports in the VCT Europe Challengers tournaments.
One of his opponents during those events was paTiTek who is now his teammate. PaTiTek was a part of G2 esports in 2020 before making the switch to Heretics in 2021. The player won the Red Bull Home Ground tournament with a 3-2 victory over Team Liquid in January 2021.
And finally, we have ozzy, who has experience playing for NoPoaching and Element’s teammate. The 23-year-old player has led a few teams in the past and his experience will be crucial to determining the road ahead for Excel esports.
Besides the Moe40, the team has also retained its coaching and support staff comprising Jumpy, Fields, and Noizeeh.
Excel and Valorant
Excel did field a Valorant roster last year comprising several former CS: GO players. But the team did not find much success. It crashed out of the LVP – Rising Series #3 European Qualifier in August. They came second in the LVP – Rising Series #3 European Qualifier losing 0-3 in the Grand Finals. Despite qualifying for the Finals, the team had to pull out due to an incomplete roster.
With a new-look roster and players eager to rise to the top of the Valorant scene, Excel esports has potential. But it has to go through the VCT 2022 Europe Stage One Open Qualifier first.