Update (January 13, 2022): The British esports organization Into the Breach has qualified for the ESL Challenger League (Season 40) in CSGO with a UK squad.
The ESL Challenger League was formerly known as the ESEA Premier. The news comes after ESL Gaming made a number of major structural changes for the ESL Pro Tour in 2022.
There was a placement for a downgrade from EPL but no team down, so we got 3rd place in closed qualifications
The organization believes this is the first time a team with an all-UK roster has qualified for it.
Sam Cook, founder of Into The Breach, told Esports News UK: “There was a placement for a demotion from the ESL Pro League (EPL) but no team went down, meaning there was no demotion, so a slot became free. We were awarded the starting place after third place in the closed qualification. “
Original article: It’s been a busy start to 2022 for UK esports organization Into the Breach (ITB), which made a number of announcements in a matter of days.
The organization has moved into Valorant after bringing Tenstar’s academy roster known as Titan. The British Org Tenstar let the players go due to the rules of Riot, which prevent an organization from fielding multiple squads in the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT).
The roster consists of:
- Nathen ‘CraZe’ Burton
- James ‘Stokesy’ Stokes
- Adrian ‘Guesty’ guest
- Joel ‘roX’ Donaldson
- Reynard ‘Keodo’ Chang
- Eoin Shanahan (trainer)
Into the Breach said in a statement on the Tenstar website: “We are very pleased to welcome Tenstar’s academy list to the ITB team. We share their belief in the potential of this squad as future British stars of the Valorant scene – and it will be a pleasure to be part of their journey. “