Faze Clan has announced entering the female Valorant competitive scene and unveiled its first female Valorant roster.
The new team which will compete under FaZe's Valorant banner is:
- Jennifer "refinnej" Le
- Emma "emy" Choe
- Vannesa Emely "panini" Emory
- Madison "maddiesuun" Mann
- Diane "di^" Tran
The team will make its first public appearance under FaZe Clan while competing in the upcoming 2023 season of the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Game Changers Series.
"It's been a long time coming but we're stoked to officially announce bringing on our first all female esports pro team for Valorant. Signing this group of talented women is just the beginning of bringing female gamers to the forefront at FaZe and I can't wait to watch them play as a team. Check them out during the 2023 VCT Game Changers Series - they're ready to bring the heat to the competition," said Erik Anderson, Head of Esports at FaZe Clan.
Before joining FaZe, the women played together on various pro teams. Refinnej, panini, and maddiesuun previously played together for Complexity GX3, while refinnej, emy, and di^ played competitive Counter Strike Global Offensive for Count Logic Gaming Red. The first time all five women competed together was in 2022 for the Champions Tour Game Changers Series III: North America playing under the name 'Hamboigas'.
The team announcement brings FaZe Clan's professional esports roster up to 14 teams currently holding a total of 37 world championships.