This marks DaZeD's first entry into professional Valorant, who had been streaming the game previously. He is the last member of the infamous banned iBUYPOWER squad to join a Valorant team.
Three of those other four players are already signed to T1. AZK and brax were the first two T1 signees back in the game's closed beta and still remain with the team through their rebuild. Skadoodle , the only member of the iBUYPOWER roster not banned by Valve for match-fixing, was benched in late August ahead of Pop Flash. The team has not played in another tournament since.
DaZeD has not played Counter-Strike competitively since he left subtLe in January of 2019. His entry into Valorant will mark his return to competition.
T1 now has four players signed to their Valorant roster. They need just one more player ahead of Riot's First Strike to have a full roster if Skadoodle is called back up from the bench and will need two more players if the team intends to keep him out of the starting lineup.
First Strike is scheduled to begin later this month.