The London-based esports organization Tundra announced its entrance into VALORANT following the acquisition of YONK, an up-and-coming VALORANT team created in December of last year. The acquisition comes on the heels of YONK’s promising performance at the VCT EU Challengers. Tundra will enter into its fourth gaming title with VALORANT. Tundra currently fields teams in competitive Dota 2, Fortnite, and FIFA. YONK’s roster is made up of gaming veterans, all of whom have experience in a diverse range of FPS titles.
“VALORANT’s competitive ecosystem is continuing to thrive, has strong publisher support and a growing community which makes it the ideal next title for us,” said Maxim Demin, Co-Owner of Tundra. “YONK also presented a fantastic opportunity. The caliber and experience of their players is exactly what we’re looking for to help us maintain Tundra’s strong performance levels.”
The official Tundra VALORANT roster will include:
- Yacine “Yacine” Laghmari – Swedish CS:GO player from the age of 12 turned VALORANT pro, having played under Guild Esports and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
- Malkolm “bonkar” Rench – Two-time World Champion in the Paladins World Championship, ex-Guild Esports player and VALORANT pro that mains Sova, Astra, and Breach.
- Nichlas “Nille” Busk – Danish CS:GO pro with more than ten years of FPS experience and a 1.33 VALORANT K/D ratio.
- Ouali “M4CHINA” Manset – 27-year-old French pro player achieving 1st place in 2020 Rix.GG cup and ex-player for Team Vitality.
- Vilius “krea6on” Malinauskas – Lithuanian FPS veteran with multiple top placements in 2021 VALORANT tournaments and qualifiers including DreamHack Beyond Europe, and Razer Invitational Europe.
- Salah “Salah” Barakat (Coach) – Having previously coached for Fire Flux Esports, Salah will now be supporting the Tundra roster on its way to becoming one of the best VALORANT teams globally.
- Joe “Strong” Edwards (Analyst) – Two-time League of Legends LCS Champion and VALORANT expert who will be supporting the team with insights and extensive gameplay knowledge.
(All information was provided by European Gaming)