The female scene of Valorant is becoming more and more alive with each passing day. Just a week after the announcement of a new all-female CLG Red team, another of the most iconic esports teams in North America did the same: TSM
Catherine “Cath” Leroux, Katherine “LunarKats” So, Emily “mle” Peters, Zoe “Zoe” Servais and Mirna “Athxna” Noureldin will be the new female-only roster for Valorant’s Solo Mid Team. Cath was named “Veteran Leader” for her extensive experience on the CS: GO circuit with CLG Red and Dignitas, while Athxna will be the in-game leader of the team.
TSM was one of the first organizations to enter Valorant’s professional scene in May 2020 when he signed the mouseSpaz roster. The team was always at the top of Valorant’s competitive scene in North America in 2020, culminating his career by making it to the finals at First Strike. Their only hiccup came recently on the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) later not having qualified for the Masters One.
This new team was born to participate in Game Changers, a new competition created to create “opportunities and visibility for women and other marginalized genders“. Since it was announced, both Moon Raccoons and CLG Red have set up female-only rosters to compete in Game Changers – and now TSM has joined the mix.
TSM joins Cloud9 in the select club of those professional organizations hosting two Valorant rosters, one male and one female only. Meanwhile, Evil Geniuses announced a mixed roster in late January. We will have to see if TSMs will have the same confidence in their players who have CLoud9 who are successfully competing their female roster in regular competitions, not the specialized events. The new TSM roster will make its debut in the VCT Game Changers open qualifiers on March 19.