VALORANT will no longer host NYFU, according to former players
As more teams learn they were passed over by Riot Games for a franchise spot, NYXL is moving ahead of VALORANT.
The parent corporation of the New York Subliners of the Call of Duty League and the New York Excelsior of the Overwatch League is NYXL, formerly known as ANDBOX. NYXL changed its name to NYFU, which had been competing throughout the open qualifications and other open events, just before VALORANT’s franchising was revealed.
Prior to abruptly disbanding, NYSU had been participating in the MEL Premiership S3 and was scheduled to face Version1 in the second round of the group stage. Former NYFU player Chad “Oderus” Miller tweeted that NYFU had disbanded and that he would be looking for a new club a few hours before the game was scheduled to begin.
With NYFU leaving @PlayVALORANT means I’ll be LFT. I have experience on every role but prefer IGL/Sentinel. Thank you to @NYXL for being an incredible organization and hope nothing but the best for them.
— oderus (@oderuscs) July 20, 2022
With NYFU quitting VALORANT, Oderus explained, “I’ll be LFT.” Although I have expertise in all roles, I prefer IGL/Sentinel. I would want to thank NYXL for being such a wonderful company and wish them nothing but the best.
Although Oderus and his teammates have said that they are looking for a new home, as of the time of writing, NYXL has made no formal declaration. Fans last received official word from NYXL on VALORANT when it declared it will be vying for a North American franchise. Since then, a number of additional teams have withdrawn since they won’t have a spot for the next year.