Two former Fnatic players and a former G2 Esports player announced the new amateur VALORANT squad NoPoaching on Friday. The team is full of former tier one organization players that have been practicing together for about two weeks, according to their announcement post.
🚨EU VALORANT TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT🚨
After 2 weeks of practice we can finally announce the lineup for upcoming tournaments.
We are currently seeking an organization to represent!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/L5WUltWO04
— NoPoaching_Valorant (@NoPoachPLS) May 21, 2021
They are in the market for an organization to represent, as each player does not have a contract with the amateur team or their former squads.
Who is on NoPoaching?
NoPoaching’s VALORANT squad is led by former G2 stand-in Oscar “ozzy” Scott. The United Kingdom native led the teams unsigned and HSDIRR before subbing into the G2 lineup for Stage 2 Challengers 2 of the VALORANT Champions Tour. He qualified for the main event with the team, but they bowed out in the first round.
The former Fnatic players on the roster include Kostas “tsack” Theodoropoulos and Muhammad “Moe40” Hariff. Fnatic benched both players in early April of 2021 and they left the organization soon after. Both continued competing on other amateur rosters separately. Moe40 played for HOMELESS while tsack competed with other tier one team cast offs, like Adam “ec1s” Eccles, on Benchwarmers. Former OG player Dragan “elllement” Milanović is also on the lineup. He recently parted ways with OG on May 21 along with two other players.
— Tyler (@Foxie_GG) May 14, 2021
Rounding out the new roster is Swedish player Benjamin “vicious” Guilotte. He crossed over with ozzy on HSDIRR and recently went out on his own with the amateur team fastmix. Outside of their runs with top organizations, none of these players made waves in VCT events. The have competed in third-party tournaments, to mixed results, but have not competed in any tournaments together yet. The team will compete in VCT Stage 3 and try to challenge their former organizations for a spot in the main event, all while searching for an organization to represent.