According to T1 player Ha “Sayaplayer” Jeong-woo, the VALORANT players will train with North American clubs before the season begins in 2019.

T1 will participate in the APAC international league in 2023 after Riot Games chose the company to represent the area in which it is based. T1, however, will now compete in exhibition games against top North American teams as they are likely to be viewed as more challenging rivals.

Son “xeta” Seon-ho, a T1 player, is in South Korea for personal reasons but will probably join the team later. He is working out with the South Korean team.

One player claims that several North American teams, including 100 Thieves, have begun to train. However, a few associated teams are still taking a vacation.

For paired teams, the season is still months away, but in the coming weeks, Challengers teams will face off against one another. Teams must qualify through the open brackets if they were not invited directly to participate in the Challengers circuit.

The inaugural competition for paired teams is slated to start in February of 2019. Along with the other 29 partnered teams from across the world, T1 is invited to the event. A unique kick-off tournament, to be held in So Paulo, Brazil, will pit all teams against one another.