Dating app Bumble collaborates with eSports org Gen.G to form an all-female Valorant roster

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It seems like all-girls Valorant teams are slowly making their way into the game’s competitive scene!

With Cloud9’s recent announcement of Cloud White, another famous org— Gen.G Esports— is looking to recruit an all-female team in Valorant and have collaborated with dating app Bumble to help with the search.

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This is not the first time for the two parties to collaborate. In 2019, they both launched Team Bumble— which housed the first all-female team in Fortnite.

Now, as they continue their partnership, Team Bumble will “create and champion a safer environment for women online” in esports by forming an all-girls roster in Riot Games’ new 5v5 tactical FPS.

The search commences

The recruitment for Team Bumble’s all-women Valorant team has started. Gen.G began requesting interested players to send their clips, ranks, and competitive experience through email.

Serving as a mentor and Valorant talent scout, Gen.G Fortnite player Madison “Maddiesuun” Man will also help with the recruitment process.

She will actively assist the team as they form their next Valorant roster.

Maddiesuun said in the official announcement video:

“As we discover new talent, we’re pushing towards an environment where women gamers are not treated as separate, but are given the full opportunity to scrim and develop their skills,”

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to mentor and create with the next wave of Team Bumble pros.”

The Gen G x Bumble partnership was well-received by the gaming community, hence it is expected to garner full support from its fans and active player base.

Joining Maddiesuun will be Team Bumble houses Tina “TINARAES” Perez, Carlee Gress, and Hannah Reyes.

Nate Stanz, Gen.G’s general manager, said in a press release:

“By expanding Team Bumble with an all-women Valorant team, we are laser focused on finding the best untapped female talent on the planet,”

“We will be integrated into the North American scene quickly, including scrims with and against our current roster. We commit to providing the correct competitive tools for the quickest path to success for all our players.”

All-female Valorant teams are slowly gaining traction in the game’s competitive landscape. For one, Cloud9 announced on October 25 that they have signed the first all-female Valorant esports line-up named Cloud9 White.

C9White’s official line-up will consist of: Alexis ‘alexis‘ Guarrasi, Annie ‘AnnieDro‘ Roberts, Jasmine ‘Jazzyk1ns‘ Manankil, Melanie ‘meL‘ Capone, and ‘katsumi.‘

The girls have all played together in the past, winning the all-female FTW Summer Showdown tournament in September, before they were confirmed as the official five faces of C9White.

Eventually, the goal is to combine Cloud 9’s two rosters comprising the “best” players regardless of gender.

Are you excited to see more all-female competitive rosters in Valorant? Let us know in the comments below!

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