Gen.G Looking To Start Its Own All-Women Valorant Team

Esports organization Gen.G has partnered with Bumble to expand the Team Bumble partnership and create an all-women Valorant team. This partnership was first launched in 2019 when Gen.G introduced what would the first all-women professional Fortnite team. The goal of the two brands coming together was to empower women in the gaming community.

Both Gen.G and Bumble plan to continue the shared mission of not only creating, but also serving as a champion for, a safer environment for women online, particularly in esports. The search for the new team is going to integrate Madison "Maddiesuun" Man, part of the roster of the Team Bumble Fortnite team who has since been flexing her skills when it comes to Valorant.

In a statement, Maddiesuun said that it was cool to see just how the gaming scene has evolved, especially for women, since Team Bumble was launched. She went on to say that that “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.” She added that she is more than excited to be given the chance “to mentor and create with the next wave of Team Bumble pros.”

Meanwhile, Gen.G General Manager Nate Stanz said that by having an all-women Valorant team, it shows just how focused they are when it comes to looking for the best untapped female talent in the world. He said that they are going to “be integrated into the North American scene quickly, including scrims with and against our current roster” and that they remain committed “to providing the correct competitive tools for the quickest path to success for all our players.”

Bumble’s Head of US Partnerships Julia Smith revealed that the mission of the company “is to empower women around the world to make the first move in every facet of their lives.” The company is thrilled to be able to expand Team Bubble while continuing to work with Gen.G. She said that they are more than happy to “welcome a new team of women to Team Bumble and are looking forward to furthering our goal to achieve equity for women in online spaces.”

Once Gen.G formalizes the roster, they’ll be the second organization to have an all-women team for Valorant. Cloud9 has in fact already signed on a new roster for its very own all-women Valorant team. Read more about that here.

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