T1 parts ways with David Denis
5/13/2022, 7:24:03 PM
More roster changes are coming as the next stage of the VALORANT Champions Tour rolls on. Several teams have missed out yet again and feel the need to make moves in order to better their future. T1 seems to be in that position as their success has been minimal as of late. This has prompted the release of their Head Coach, David Denis.
T1 was rocking the Tier 2 scene in North American VALORANT prior to the 2022 VCT kicking off. They haven’t been able to break through to the Tier 1 level and qualify for any VALORANT Champions Tour tournaments, however. Those results are more than likely the reason behind the release of David Denis.
After revitalizing the roster with additions such as Joshua “steel” Nissan, T1 looked primed to take NA by storm. Unfortunately, they found themselves in the Lower Bracket of each VCT Open Qualifier and were unable to fight their way out of it. Now, they are down to just four official players and are without a Head Coach.
David Denis gave his well-wishes to the players and staff after the announcement was made. He provided no indication of what the future may hold, though. The coach has plenty of experience with TSM as their previous Performance Coach and as Head Coach of T1 for well over a year, so he should be able to find a new home if that is how he wants to proceed.
It could be a problem if prior conduct and poking fun from the VALORANT community is taken into consideration by any potential organizations. Most recently, David Denis is remembered for unauthorized communication against his former team, TSM, during the first Stage 1 Open Qualifier of 2022.
That set off the “HELP SEWERS” meme as it is believed he was typing that message to his players via in-game chat and accidentally sent it so that everyone in the lobby could see. Whatever the case may be, best of luck to David Denis on shaking that reputation and finding a new spot.
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Brandon "Mothman" Moore
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