NRG left their fans worried recently after they decided to ditch one of their stars, Ryan “shanks” Ngo, from Valorant’s roster prior to the start of VCT’s second stage qualifiers. The decision to abandon Shanks came right after the NRG team performed poorly in the first stage of the Championship Tour and were unable to qualify for the Masters in the competition, even with Shanks leaving, the NRG team boasted of five players. However, fans were still a bit concerned about the future of the team as Shanks was an integral part of the squad. To fill the void Shanks left in the squad, NRG recently announced that it will add Ian “Tex” Butch, formerly of Equinox Esports, to their Valorant roster. It remains unclear whether NRG wants to support this six-player roster like European Heretics or go for a standard five-man squad, like the rest of the Valorant teams out there. Tex was an awesome brave swordsman for Equinox EsportsLUCKY – F / A Kura -_- snwie (Skittles hypeman) (Kurasnwie) March 24, 2021 Tex was, by far, the best player in the Equinox Esports squad. He would hold the games alone at times and even boast of an astonishing 1.35 k / d K / D in his Reyna pick. Tex is a great fencer and has given some major organizations like Clou9 a run for their money during tournaments such as the Nerd Street Gaming Winter Championship. However, fencers are not the only things Tux is known to play during professional games. He is often seen carrying Omen’s choice, which he successfully uses as duelists. NRG will enter the Valorant Champions Tour 2 Qualifiers with the following squad: Gage “Infinite” GreenDamian “daps” SteeleSam “s0m” OhDaniel “eeiu” VucenovicBradley “ANDROID” Fodor.Ian “tex” Botsch Posted Mar 25, 2021, 18:21 IST login / sign up to reply.