FaZe Valorant team was announced in a Tweet from the T1 account Thursday in anticipation of this weekend's Nerd Street Gamers' Valorant Showdown. T1 will be co-hosting the competition with Nerd Street Gamers.
Additionally, FaZe announced that Jason "JasonR" Ruchelski will be joining their Valorant team as captain, although he will not be taking part in this tournament. No reason was given as to why.
This competition marks a big moment in the history of Valorant, as it will be the first major tournament since the game's global release. Along with FaZe Clan, T1, Cloud9, 100 Thieves, and a mystery team lead by Tyler "Ninja" Blevins will be participating.
FaZe Valorant Team
FaZe was put into Group A for the tournament with Cloud9, Together We Are Terrific, and Prospects. FaZe is the top seed in this group.
FaZe Clan's team for the Valorant Showdown will consist of new signing Corey "Corey" Nigra, Zachary "ZachaREEE" Lombardo, Johnny, "Marved" Nguyen, Harrison "Psalm" Chang, and Rory "dephh" Jackson. Their first match will be against Prospects at 2 p.m. PST and can be seen on T1's Twitch channel.
The biggest name in the FaZe team is new signing Corey, former Overwatch World Champion and player for the Washington Justice in Overwatch League. He, along with many other Overwatch pros, left the league midseason to focus on Valorant.