Team Vitality Signs Teamfight Tactics Player Salvyyy
Team Vitality seems to be pretty dedicated to expanding players’ repertoire and what games they’re featured in. This was made clear today when Team Vitality announced their first TFT player Salvyyy. He is one of TFT’s biggest names in general, being Rank 1 and Rank 2 on the EU servers at the end of Season 1. That’s a pretty huge deal. It’s not a surprise to hear Salvyyy has hit Rank 1 with a variety of card sets.
TFT Is Esports
Since the beginning of TFT’s lifecycle, Salvyyy has been consistently amazing at the game, which is perhaps what led to Team Vitality picking him up. It could be that, or perhaps his performance at the Giant Slayer European Cup and the TFT Galaxies Championship Qualifiers. Some have said that TFT isn’t an esport, but we don’t agree. It’s less about having the best champion picked and more about doing the best with what you have on offer.
Few games demand the same kind of reactions and mind for strategy. In September, the TFT Galaxies World Championship had record viewership for the title as an example, and Team Vitality is a team that screams “competitive excellence.” Teamfight Tactics shows that autobattlers can be an esport. Team Vitality shows they believe in the genre by picking up one of the best TFT players in Salvyyy.
Team Vitality is not the first team to pick up TFT players, but they will likely not be the last. Cloud9 and TSM also have incredible talent on their side for TFT, but neither of them has Salvyyy. He is quick to help people in the TFT community regardless of their skill level, and that’s commendable.
We’re so glad that skilled TFT players like Salvyyy are getting signed to quality orgs like Team Vitality. The next step is to see if Riot Games will put more effort into an esports scene for their autobattler. If they do, more teams will surely want to jump on board.
Team Vitality has some of the best players across a variety of games. CSGO, Rocket League, Fortnite, FIFA, F1, League of Legends, Rainbow Six, Hearthstone, and now TFT. We’re very curious to see what the two create together as we move into the 2021 esports season.