Team Envy’s Valorant roster is trading their signature navy jersey for OpTic’s black, green, and white. Envy will now play under the OpTic Gaming banner, in a rebrand just announced by the North American organization.
The news comes as Envy prepares to play in the VCT NA Stage 1 Challengers Main Event this weekend.
OpTic Gaming merged with Envy’s Call of Duty League team — the Dallas Empire — last November, followed by its Halo roster later that month. Since then, the Green Wall has always had its sights set on taking over Envy’s Valorant team, and the rebrand marks the third team to join the organization in four months.
Over the past decade, OpTic has established quite the name for itself in the FPS space, and its entry into Riot’s shooter is a no-brainer as the game continues to grow in popularity.
The organization now has one of the top sides in the North American region. In-game leader Pujan “FNS” Mehta and his troops were one of only four teams to receive a direct invite to the upcoming VCT NA Stage 1 Challengers, based on their strong performance in VCT 2021.
Team Envy Valorant rebrands to OpTic Gaming
All the former Team Envy players have since made the change official on Twitter, adding the OpTic tag to their names. “OpTic got me into esports. Glad to be representing them now,” tweeted star duelist Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker.
For coach Chet “Chet” Singh, this is a return to the Green Wall, having previously coached the organization’s CS:GO players.
This takeover is part of a rebuilding process for the Frisco, Texas-based organization as it continues to expand into more games.
OpTiC Gaming Valorant roster
- Pujan “FNS” Mehta
- Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen
- Victor “Victor” Wong
- Austin “crashies” Roberts
- Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker
- Chet “Chet” Singh (Coach)
The team will be looking to re-establish their dominance in North America in the Stage 1 Challengers Main Event and secure a coveted spot in the next playoffs stage.
Their roster has not changed since VCT Champions last December, but they have consistently made deep runs in playoff brackets in VCT tournaments throughout the entire year, including a strong second-place finish at VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin.
Their next match will be against Rise on February 13.