NRG picks up Infinite to round out Valorant roster
After making the decision to drop Yannick “KOLER” Blanchette from their Valorant roster, NRG has picked up Gage “Infinite” Green to fill the gap. The 22-year-old will round out the NRG roster as the team looks forward to the 2021 Valorant season.
Infinite had a rough time in deciding where to pursue his esports career. The American decided to switch to Valorant from CS:GO in May of this year, playing under the Cloud9 banner at the time as a stand-in briefly. He was then part of Team TenZ at Twitch Rivals: Valorant Showdown – North America. After the very recent Pittsburgh Knights Before Christmas tourney, at which NRG took Infinite on board, the organization decided to ultimately sign the player officially.
However, before coming back to Valorant recently, Infinite returned back to CS:GO in June of this year. This was most likely due to not being able to find a permanent home in Valorant. However, the American has struggled his whole CS:GO career to find a longer-term organization to represent. The 22-year-old bounced between a plethora of CS:GO teams such as Team Dignitas, Swole Patrol, Chaos, or Lazarus Esports. At one point in 2018, Infinite was set to get signed by one of the most prominent Counter-Strike teams at the time, Cloud9. This dream was cut short however, as he was caught in a scandal involving racial slurs. Ever since then, his CS:GO career was rather rocky as he never truly made it into any top team.
Infinite, however, has chosen to return to Valorant this month. Now, he gets a second chance at esports stardom, joining one of North America’s finest Valorant teams.