MAD Lions have signed Dark Ratio, the organization-less Valorant team, and returned to the Valorant competitive scene. The new MAD Lions squad will compete in NA Valorant Challengers League.
The roster consists of Adam "Ange" Milian, Justin "Trick" Sears, Taylor "drone" Johnson, Anthony "ZexRow" Colandro, William "Will" Cheng and Head Coach Jornen "MoonChopper" Nishiyama. Two of the players are originally from Canada and three are American.
"We're thrilled to join this exclusive group of talented players and notable organizations for the NA League's inaugural season. VALORANT is today's fastest-growing esport and we're proud to have made it through the competition," said Adam Adamou, Chief Strategy Officer of OverActive Media, the owner of MAD Lions.
The first split of the NA Valorant Challengers League kicks off on February 1 and runs through till March 17, 2023.
MAD Lions fielded a Valorant team in Europe before releasing it in 2022 after failing to enter into the Riot Games franchise program.