Great Lakes-based gaming and esports organization, Immortals is announcing the creation of a new Pro Valorant team featuring a roster of players based out of the Great Lakes Region (“GLR”).
Most players on Immortals’ new Valorant roster hail from the GLR, consistent with the Company’s ambition to represent the GLR on the esports world stage.
Beginning in 2021, Immortals launched a “Search for the Roster” initiative in which it sought out premier Valorant talent. The all-women, final roster is comprised of the following players:
- Initiator – Sarah Simpson, Ontario, Canada (Gamertag: Sarah)
- Flex – Jennifer Khamdaraphone, Elgin, Illinois (Gamertag: Jen)
- IGL – Kaylen Ruddel, Romulus, Michigan (Gamertag: Kay)
- Duelist – Julia Dias, New Bedford, Massachusetts (Gamertag: Julia)
- Controller – Lydia Wilson, Montgomery, Texas (Gamertag: Tupperware)
“Immortals has found success within the Riot esports ecosystem with our professional teams in League of Legends and Wild Rift,” said Jordan Sherman, Immortals CEO. “As we looked at expansion opportunities in Valorant, there was a clear opportunity for us to further our goals for our brand, Company, and gaming in the Great Lakes Region by hiring GLR-based coaches and players, hosting various Valorant events and experiences and helping to grow the game overall, both professionally and through amateur and grassroots initiatives.”
To mark the launch of the new Valorant team, Immortals players and staff visited Chicago for a bootcamp, media shoot and practice for their first tournament on March 31. In addition, Immortals will be sponsoring the University of Michigan Esports Club’s Women’s Valorant event on April 15th.