Ghost also features former CS:GO players dazzLe and NiSMO
Ghost have added Maxim "wippie" Shepelev to their VALORANT lineup on trial. wippie joins the lineup in place of Grant "Bankroft" Bankroft who himself joined the lineup in place of former CS:GO player Addison "zecK" Gorzeck.
Ahead of next week's third qualifier, we would like to announce that we have released @zecK_VAL from our roster and wish him the best in his future endeavors.— Ghost Gaming (@GhostGaming) February 19, 2021
We will be trialing @wippiecs for the remainder of #VALORANTChallengers, welcome him to the roster!#GoingGhost pic.twitter.com/zv1dwow34o
Ghost entered VALORANT in early January with a lineup consisting of zecK's Mamba Mode lineup alongside Will "dazzLe" Loafman and Marc-Andre "NiSMO" Tayar. Since then they have had a mixed time in the game, notably picking up wins against eUnited and Michael "agm" Abood's Complexity while being bested by Daniel "vice" Kim's Cloud9 Blue and Josh "steel" Nissan's 100 Thieves.
Outside of a brief stand-in period with Rebirth, wippie has been focusing on VALORANT since Swole Patrol disbanded in September, although he has little team experience, spending his time steaming and playing matchmaking.
With the addition of wippie, Ghost VALORANT are currently:
- Dajon "chase" Lopez
- Nate "payen" Lopez
- Will "dazzLe" Loafman
- Marc-Andre "NiSMO" Tayar
- Maxim "wippie" Shepelev (Trial)
Ghost currently have no events scheduled although they will likely try to qualify to VALORANT Champions Tour, which is Riot's regional circuit for the game.