Despite being such a young game, Valorant esports is already getting spicy, with Cloud 9 White destroying Renegades in the WSOE Online V: Valorant Qualifier. C9 White, the all-women Valorant team signed just last month by Cloud 9 defeated Renegades 13-4 in the opening round of the qualifier.
The result elicited surprise across social media for a multitude of reasons. But it was Cloud 9 White’s own team captain Melanie “meL” Capone who put it best: “Renegades a Tier 1 team that’s f*cking cap.”
With the victory, C9 White’s momentum continued, defeating Able Esports 13-11. However, the team’s run through the qualifiers would be cut short against Elysium in a tight 7-13 defeat against Elysium. After falling to the Lower Bracket, the squad would again narrowly be defeated, this time by Big Frames.
Regardless, the results show that Cloud 9 White is definitely more than a match for many of the teams in the North American Valorant scene. In outperforming Renegades, and Complexity – another storied NA organization – this squad has definitely made a name for itself.
What’s more, the team is definitely doing better than it’s sister team Cloud 9 Blue. The men’s roster parted ways with Tyson “TenZ” Ngo last week. The squad hasn’t yet found a replacement, and as a result has missed recent competition. With their Blue roster inactive and their Korean squad disbanded, it’s safe to call C9 White the organization’s top Valorant roster.