fRoD may be one of the most accomplished esports players to make the jump to VALORANT thus far
Daniel "fRoD" Montaner is the latest Counter-Strike talent to make the move over to VALORANT, joining T1 as the squad's coach.
One of the most decorated players in CS:GO history, with championships on championships under his belt as both a player and a coach.— T1 (@T1) May 7, 2020
We're happy to welcome @OfficialfRoD as our head coach for Valorant, to further our org's winning tradition in NA! #T1WIN pic.twitter.com/7gQpQSv1NA
fRoD is most known for his time on compLexity and Evil Geniuses during Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Source helping compLexity in particular become one of the world's best teams from 2005-2006. Among his top achievements include winning CPL Summer 2006, ESWC 2005, and Championship Gaming Invitational 2006.
Following the release of CS:GO, fRoD had a brief tenure with Denial, United5, and compLexity before hanging up the mouse and retiring in 2016.
After three years away from the game, fRoD returned as Swole Patrol's coach, staying with the lineup through their time with Lazarus before ultimately leaving the project in March 2020. This move reunites fRoD with Braxton "swag" Pierce, having coached the player during his tenure on Swole Patrol/Lazarus.
With the addition of fRoD, T1's VALORANT roster is now as follows:
- Braxton "swag" Pierce
- Keven "AZK" Lariviere
- Austin "crashies" Roberts
- Daniel "fRoD" Montaner (Coach)
The addition of fRoD is the latest in a line of large pickups for T1, with Victor "food" Wong reportedly set to be the next player to join their growing lineup.