Rix.GG will pause VALORANT Thunder project
Rix.GG, a fast-growing and top UK esports organisation, announces it will pause the VALORANT Thunder project for the foreseeable future. Rix.GG is committed to finding its place in the VALORANT professional scene but will not be looking for a replacement roster.
All the players remain under contract but are free to explore other options for the regional VRL qualifiers.Rix.GG would like to thank the VALORANT Thunder roster for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to our organisation. While playing for Rix.GG the VALORANT Thunder roster remained in the top 20 esports organisations in the EU, took 3rd place in the ICEBOX Northern Classic, and finished 5th/6th in the Champions Tour Europe Stage 3: Challengers 2.
Zack Chandler, Head of Esports, said: “Sometimes the best thing to do is take a step back and evaluate the situation. I’ve had the honour of getting to know each of these players and spending time with them in person, and I’m fortunate enough to see them as friends. I’m incredibly proud of everything this team has accomplished and proved in their time with Rix, however, this makes it even harder to release the team. We will be stepping away from the Valorant Thunder programme for the time being.”
Jay Batzofin, Team Manager, said: “It’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Thunder. I watched the team grow and win. I felt when they failed, and I celebrated in their victories. Some of my best esports moments were watching this team excel in their craft. I wish them all the best and hope they find a team that gets them to where they deserve to be. Thank you for being a part of Rix. I’ll miss you all.”
This decision does not impact any other teams and we remain committed to our mission of promoting inclusion and diversity in esports.