Version1 Announces Female Valorant Roster VersionX, Ahead of VCT Game Changers Series 3
With VCT Game Changers less than a week away, organizations are scouting the women’s Valorant scene for competitive rosters that can post good results and secure the lion’s share of $50,000 in an event meant to increase participation of women in esports. A few days ago, we saw Guild Esports sign an all-women roster to create Guild X to compete in VCT Game Changers EMEA, so there’s interest from popular organizations to get involved and help support the ladies.
Now, Version1 will join the women’s Valorant scene by signing the former Just Breathe roster that competed at VCT Game Changers Series 2 North America, along with some other familiar faces.
Meet Version X – Version1’s New Valorant Squad Competing in Women’s Valorant and VCT Game Changers
Thanks to a rather slick and cool team page on Version1’s website, we can learn about these talented players and where they come from. The VersionX roster comprises of:
- Kiara “Milkyway” Blue Kukilakilaokalani Makua (Duelist, Reyna/Astra)
- Natalia “Natty” Jackson (Duelist, Jett/Raze)
- Katherine “Karra” Lee (Sentinel, Sage)
- Rachel “Rush” Hang (Initiator, Sova/Skye)
- Naomi “Naomi” Sauvola (Sentinel, Killjoy)
Milkyway, Natty, and Karra have competed at Game Changers Series 2 as Just Breathe and will now be joined by CLG Red’s Naomi on Version1’s women’s roster. Rush, who has made noise on squads like SinCere and the ranked ladder, will round out the roster for what’s sure to be a lively and competitive third series of VCT Game Changers in North America.
According to a Version1 press release, VersionX will relocate to Minnesota after the conclusion of VCT Game Changers to continue competing with each other in a LAN environment while having access to state-of-the-art equipment and training facilities. The team will participate in Version1’s content shoots and production while also on-site training for upcoming Valorant open and Game Changer events.
VersionX continues Version1’s mission to decrease the disparity between men and women competing and participating in esports, as the organization boasts 60% of its leadership team being women, according to the press release. Version1 also organizes tournaments and gaming events under the VISIONARIES banner, allowing women to participate in the gaming space in a safe and welcoming environment.
Version1’s done well to transition to other esports teams after forming their Call of Duty League team, the Minnesota Røkkr. Their participation in Valorant with both Men’s and Women’s teams shows they have the willingness to dip their toes into the unknown and get themselves involved 100%. Best of luck to VersionX in the upcoming VCT Game Changers Series 3 North America event!