Esports organization T1 has invested in Mobalytics, a website specializing in analytics for gamers looking to improve. The aim of T1's investment is to streamline Mobalytics' efforts to create training programs specifically designed for Riot Games' upcoming tactical shooter, VALORANT.
T1 was one of the first esports organizations to commit to VALORANT, signing the first professional VALORANT player in Braxton "Brax" Pierce, who was known as "Swag" during his days as a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. Keven “AZK” Larivière, Brax's former teammate in CS:GO was signed on April 7 as T1's second VALORANT player.
Mobalytics specializes in League of Legends and has recently expanded to Riot Games' card game Legends of Runeterra. The tweet from T1's official twitter account announcing the investment and collaboration also features a link to sign up early for access to Mobalytics' VALORANT programs.
T1's investment in Mobalytics will be a benefit to the VALORANT community at large, but is also a smart move for an organization looking to further familiarize itself with the evolution of the game, some of which has already taken place despite the title still being in closed Beta phase. No plans are announced for VALORANT's esports scene, but when the game is released this summer, look to T1 to be leading the pack of esports organizations venturing into the space.
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