NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #15 have announced the acquisition of Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor from Andbox Andbox North America Rank #7 . The move was first hinted at in Andbox's registered VCT Challengers 3 roster, which was notably missing the team's star Canadian.
After retiring from professional CS:GO in early September, following internal issues with Ze Pug Godz, ANDROID was announced as one of the first two players for Andbox's Valorant roster alongside Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker. ANDROID quickly became the superstar of the roster, consistently topping the leaderboard for the team as their star duelist.
While a replacement for the duelist on Andbox has not yet been publicly confirmed, the team's VCT roster indicates that Charles "Hoppin" Clapper is currently being trialed by the team.
It is unknown if NRG will be trialing a six-man roster going forward. Arran "Halo" Spake previously reported that NRG were interested in acquiring Braxton "brax" Pierce from T1, with the intent on the player replacing Gage "Infinite" Green. A follow-up report indicated NRG were no longer pursuing the benched T1 player.
After entering the North American Valorant scene in early October, NRG have struggled to compete against the more established rosters in the Tier 2 scene, most recently falling to Andbox in the qualifier for the second VCT Challengers.
ANDROID will be playing in place of Infinite in the upcoming VCT qualifier due to Infinite undergoing arm surgery in the days leading up to the event.