G2 Esports is a name synonymous with Valorant, as the organization was one of the first who stepped into the game’s scene with prominent players. Now, the organization has assembled a women’s roster, composed of popular female ex-CS:GO players.
The organization has signed on a majority of CS:GO players from XSET, who will now be playing Valorant for G2 Esports. The roster was developed by the organization to take part in Riot Game’s “Valorant Champions Tour: Game Changers,” an initiative from the studio in the form of a tournament that will “foster an inclusive environment” for female players that aims to eliminate the “fear of identity or gender-based harassment.”
G2 Esports signs on women’s Valorant roster consisting of former CS:GO players
The new all-women team, known as “The Originals,” will comprise of the following team members:
- Julia ‘juliano’ Kiran
- Zainab ‘zAAz’ Turkie
- Michaela ‘mimi’ Lintrup
- Petra ‘Petra’ Stoker
- Anja ‘aNNja’ Vasalic
Former XSET CS:GO player Anastasia ‘kr4sylya’ Khlobystina will not be a part of this new roster, despite the close ties the former XSET players have with her.
juliano has had experience with Valorant during her time with RixGG, though her benching in August by the organization had removed her from professional play. As the newly-appointed leader of The Originals, many show enthusiasm for how juliano will rally up her new brigade as they head into tournaments.
The Originals are aiming to qualify for the Game Changers inaugural series in the EMEA region, where a prize pool of over $20,000 awaits the victor.