G2 Formally Announces Women’s Valorant Roster, New Adidas Collaboration
Women’s Valorant has seen a lot of activity and excitement due to the recent conclusions of both NA and EMEA VCT: Game Changers events, which saw Cloud9 White sweep the event earning their third win in North America, while French squad TENSTAR Nova went all the way after defeating former XSET Women’s CSGO’s roster who were playing under the name ‘The Originals.’ With Series 2 set to begin next week, organizations are looking to pick up new talent and secure rosters that can compete well together not only in Game Changers events, but other tier 2 events in the Valorant community.
Enter G2, who we speculated would be picking up a female Valorant roster sometime soon and the announcement of a new roster ahead of the next VCT: Gamer Changers event for EMEA
Meet G2 Gozen – G2’s Women’s Valorant Team
As we reported before, G2 picked up a women’s Valorant team that they’ll be calling G2 Gozen. The announcement was made yesterday on Twitter in a flashy video production that showcases each individual player on G2 Gozen, along with their solid in-game plays. The players on G2 Gozen are:
- Julia “juliano” Kiran
- Zainab “zAAz” Turkie
- Petra “Petra” Stoker
- Michaela “mimi” Lintrup
- Anja “aNNja” Vasalic
For those familiar with the women’s CSGO scene, you may recognize these players from either XSET’s Women’s CSGO roster or the Team Secret Women’s CSGO roster from the mid-2010s. The latest addition to this squad will be Anja Vasalic, who comes to the team after playing for Rix.GG Lightning.
G2 Gozen’s recent results in Valorant are a 3rd-4th place finish as The Original at the first VCT: Game Changers EMEA event where they lost to the eventual winners, TENSTAR Nova. Now, as the team has the material support of G2 behind them, chances are they are looking to play against TENSTAR Nova and achieve first at the upcoming EMEA event.
The announcement of the G2 Gozen roster coincides with G2’s recent collaboration with sports apparel maker Adidas, who have put together this rather impressive interactive video experience to showcase their new roster and Adidas products and branding.
The potential of the G2 Gozen Valorant team is incredibly high, considering the pedigree of players it brings from Women’s Counter Strike and the raw talent of their 1v1 mastermind aNNja. It’ll be exciting to see them compete not only in Game Changer events but in other Women’s Valorant and tier 2 Valorant events. Whenever there may be an open qualifier for a sizable tournament, it’s likely that we’ll see the G2 Gozen squad there competing with the rest of the EMEA tier 2 scene, and eventually, at the top of Valorant competition, which they may very likely see soon with steady improvement.