UK-based gaming matchmaker TEAMS.gg has expanded its service to include Riot Games’s first-person shooter VALORANT.
TEAMS.GG uses statistics and surveys to match players together in an attempt to provide more enjoyable team experiences. The service launched in 2019 initially for the CS:GO community.
This addition of VALORANT is reported to be the first of many moves for the platform, as TEAMS.gg looks to expand into other team-based games.
CEO and Co-founder James Duffield spoke about the expansion in a press release: “Our main ethos behind TEAMS.gg has always been very simple – gamers who play with friends enjoy themselves more, win more often and play for longer.
“Extending our platform to VALORANT felt natural considering the similarities to CS:GO and how VALORANT esports is exploding all around the world. We’re excited to see how the players react and, who knows, maybe we can help forge a future VCT Championship roster!”
TEAMS.GG is a previous winner of Esports Insider’s investment pitch competition The Clutch. The competition returns for its fifth edition at ESI Digital Summer on September 9th, 2021.
With an initial boost of 2,000 sign-ups on the first day of the platform’s release, TEAMS.gg has since garnered 35,000 unique players who have completed the matchmaking survey. According to the release, over 3,000 players use the service every month.
Esports Insider says: This is a sensible choice for TEAMS.gg, as VALORANT and CS:GO share a similar format and similar player base. If this expansion achieves similar success, it will be interesting to see where TEAMS.gg go next – another shooter? or a different genre altogether?