Team Envy has named Chet "Chet" Singh the new head coach of their professional Valorant team, the North American organization announced Wednesday.
The addition comes nearly two weeks removed from Michael "Mikes" Hockom vacating the position due to an odd contract negotiation fallout with the organization.
Chet, 25, is one of the most well-known and experienced voices in the competitive Valorant scene, having had stints coaching NRG Esports and TSM after handling the same duties in CS:GO for CLG, OpTic Gaming, NRG, Evil Geniuses, and 100 Thieves.
Respected for his structured, leadership approach, Chet had reportedly been pursued by Team Envy to coach their squad before the vet joined TSM in May before the start of VCT 2021 Stage 3.
The story of TSM Valorant is well-documented, with the squad most recently pushing for a 7th-8th place finish in North America to narrowly miss out on Masters Berlin before losing their NA LCQ spot due to Gambit Esports securing the Stage 3 Masters trophy for EMEA.
While TSM now has with several holes to fill in their team before VCT action opens up for them again in 2022, Team Envy waits among the world-class field already qualified for Valorant Champions — the scene's largest and annual culminating event.
After placing third or fourth consistently in North America's biggest tournaments from Stage 1 to Stage 3, Team Envy had a breakout showing at Masters Berlin.
Bolstered by their mid-tour acquisitions of Jimmy "Marved" Nguyen and Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker, Envy's ceiling seems to have raised tremendously, as shown by their run in which they dropped zero maps against Vivo Keyd, KRÜ Esports, Sentinels, and 100 Thieves before falling 0-3 to GMB in the Master's Berlin grand final.
For now, the new active Team Envy Valorant roster is:
- Pujan "FNS" Mehta (IGL)
- Victor "Victor" Wong
- Austin "crashies" Roberts
- Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker
- Jimmy "Marved" Nguyen (Loan)
- Chet "Chet" Singh (Coach)