TSM FTX Introduces a New Academy Roster

TSM FTX Introduces a New Academy Roster

Lynne "drDelta" Dumeny

8/18/2021, 6:32:53 PM

TSM FTX has announced its new academy roster for VALORANT. The roster consists of the following players:

  • Brandon “bdog” Sanders
  • Carlo “Dcop” Delosi
  • Nathaniel “payen” Lopez
  • Colin “Precision” O’Neill
  • Timothy “ZK” Ly

And Coaches: 

  • Andrew “aRubyz” Seewer
  • Austin “Apex” Copeland

This marks one of the first VALORANT academy rosters from a major organization, after T1 announced an academy team in April 2021.  

TSM FTX Academy Roster

Previously representing Noble, this roster has shown much promise. They have made it to the semifinals of multiple Nerd Street Gamers’s tournaments and they even managed to take a series off of its now home organization TSM in the Stage 3 VCT Open Qualifiers. This ex-Noble roster will be joined by dcop, the previous IGL of ez5. ez5 is another team that has made a name in multiple Nerd Street Gamers’s tournaments, winning the grand finals of the 11th Open against YFP Gaming. 

They will be playing their first game officially as TSM FTX Academy for the Nerd Street Gamers Summer Championship, facing off with Cloud9 Blue on August 19.

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Lynne "drDelta" Dumeny

Covering the women's scene in Valorant. You can also catch her occasionally observing and casting Valorant. Twitter: @drDelta150