Andbox Launches New VALORANT Team

Andbox Launches New VALORANT Team

Today Andbox is proud to announce another major milestone in New York esports with the introduction of a new team that will compete professionally in Riot Games’ VALORANT under the New York banner. 

This new team will be known as “Andbox” and will be coached by Matt “Warden” Dickens, a storied veteran coach and former player with 20 years of esports experience in Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO),  winning multiple events across the world. He will be joined by Assistant Coach Gorden “g0g1” Proši?, another long-time veteran of CS:GO. The first two players that together will form the foundation of the team’s competitive roster are former CS:GO pros Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker and Bradley “ANDROID” Fodor.

Dickens and Prošic will assemble the rest of the roster with help from Aim Lab esports talent assessment software – developed by neuroscientists at Statespace – that leverages AI and data analytics to measure player performance. Top players being scouted by Dickens and Proši? will have their skills analyzed using this software, with Aim Lab introducing all-new custom content exclusively for Andbox that is specifically designed to simulate situations VALORANT players would encounter in-game. Andbox and Aim Lab will also make a version of it available later this month to the public so they too have the opportunity to be evaluated and tryout for a roster position. Andbox’s VALORANT team will ultimately consist of five players that will be signed to exclusive contracts.

“This marks a huge milestone as we are creating the first VALORANT team that will represent New York on the world stage,” said Rohit Gupta, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Andbox. “It will also be the first time that one of our professional esports teams will compete using the Andbox name. We’re proud to be the organization that gave New Yorkers professional esports teams that they could call their own in the New York Excelsior and New York Subliners, and we’re excited for what’s to come as we expand into this exciting new game.”

“It’s incredible to be joining Andbox to launch its newest team and build a world-class professional roster from the ground-up in a truly unique way,” said Matt “Warden” Dickens. “Andbox has been the leader in putting New York on the map as a major esports and gaming hub, and I can’t wait for what’s ahead for us in VALORANT esports.”

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