Avant sign ex-Control Valorant roster ahead of Rise of Valour play-in stage

Control finished 3-4th in the Order Valorant Open, cementing themselves as a team to beat in Oceania.

Avant have made their foray into Valorant, picking up the former Control roster ahead of the Rise of Valour group stage. The team finished 3-4th in the Order Oceanic Valorant Open back in July.

Avant are the latest in a string of big name Oceanic orgs making their entry into Valorant, after acquiring the ex-Control roster on August 22. The team consists of Wat, Lakers, Exxy, M4jor, and Spesh.

Control emerged as one of the dominating forces of the Oceanic Valorant scene. They came together for the Order Oceanic Open, managing to take home a 3-4th podium spot behind Team Launch and EXO Clan.

They managed to take down Dire Wolves, Pants Down, and Gvng (now Fury) on their way to the semi-finals of the initial Valorant Ignition Series event for the region.

“I’ve always respected and viewed them as one of the top organisations within Australia during my CS:GO days and now I’m super honored to be representing them for Valorant,” WAT said. 

“All of us on the team are excited to represent them during the upcoming tournaments and are dedicated to proving that we are truly one of the top teams in Oceania.”

“We knew since day one that Valorant was a title we needed to be in, but with any esport in it’s infant stage, we were in no rush and wanted to make sure that we would wait for the right fit,” Avant manager Jyles Lulham added.

“However, from the first conversations with the team I knew for sure that this team would be an amazing fit for Avant and a group we could do amazing things with. I look forward to watching them thrive in the upcoming VIS and future Valorant tournaments.” 

The team has been directly seeded into the final 16 for Rise of Valour, the second Ignition Series event in Oceania. 4 slots are still remaining for the Play-In stage, with the final set of qualifiers playing out over this weekend.

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Andrew Amos
Andrew Amos
After joining Snowball in mid-2018, Andrew "Ducky" Amos has fast become one of our region's best esports writers. Cutting his teeth in Oceanic Overwatch, he now covers all kinds of esports for publications globally. However, his heart still lays at home, telling the story of Aussies trying to make it big.


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