New York based esports organization Andbox has revealed their move into VALORANT. The parent company of Call of Duty League’s New York Subliners and Overwatch League’s New York Excelsior has signed four members to their new division although only two are currently players.
Former Complexity coach / manager / player Matt ‘Warden’ Dickens has been brought on to lead the team as the head coach and will be assisted by Gordan ‘g0g1’ Prošić the team’s assistant coach.
The first two players signed to compete are former Counter-Strike professionals Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker & Bradley ‘ANDROID’ Fodor. It’s worth noting both of these players competed under the Complexity banner during their careers in CS:GO.
The rest of the roster will be assembled utilizing Aim Lab according to the press release. “Aim Lab uses AI and analytics to measure a player’s performance based on fundamental motor and cognitive skills. The Aim Lab team has developed a custom program specifically designed for VALORANT players that Dickens and Prošić will use to assess and build the team,” the statement reads.
Anyone who knows about piecing together rosters will know it’s not all about their mechanical ability, however, and also includes chemistry, roles, and more. So while this is certainly a neat partnership to perhaps find some new talent, the decisions will most definitely go deeper than that.
Andbox VALORANT team:
- Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker.
- Bradley ‘ANDROID’ Fodor.
- Matt ‘Warden’ Dickens (Coach).
- Gordan ‘g0g1’ Prošić (Coach).
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