It was one of the first big organisations to commit to competitive Valorant during its beta, and now T1 has completed its five-man roster with the signing of CS:GO pro Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham.
The 26-year-old has been relatively inactive in the competitive Counter-Strike scene over the last year or so, but previously found success with Cloud9, most notably winning Season 4 of the ESL Pro League and the 2018 ELEAGUE Major in Boston. Skadoodle has now made the switch over to Riot’s first-person shooter and says he is “beyond excited to compete again” with T1.
Skadoodle joins Austin ‘Crashies’ Roberts, Keven ‘AZK’ Larivière, Braxton ‘Brax’ Pierce, and Victor ‘Food’ Wong at T1 in what looks to be one of the most complete and fearsome looking Valorant rosters that has been formed to date. Skadoodle is regarded as one of the beta’s top players and already has an impressive portfolio of big plays.
He has also already shown winning ability in Valorant, having featured on teams that placed first in invitational events from BoomTV, 100 Thieves, and even T1.
Beyond excited to compete again, I’m very thankful for the opportunity and to pursue my passion once again makes me incredibly happy. 🥂 https://t.co/t4BKtTpLAf
— Tyler Latham (@Ska) June 3, 2020
By joining T1, he is reunited with a couple of former teammates from his Counter-Strike days. Both Brax (then, ‘Swag’) and AZK both played alongside Skadoodle during the mid 2010s at iBUYPOWER. However, both received lifetime bans from Valve events as a result of match fixing, but now Skadoodle has the chance to compete with them once more.