A new organization in Japan has their eyes on VALORANT
According to multiple sources, popular Japanese esports organization RIDDLE is looking at VALORANT as their next esports scene to enter. The Japanese organization is one of the biggest in the country, with well-known figures in both Apex Legends and Fortnite. The organization is currently scouting a core for their upcoming roster.
The organization is waiting for the offseason to kick in to try to scout for players. One source has told us that former Crazy Raccoon player Byeong “Munchkin” Sang-beom is of interest to the organization.
RIDDLE started off as an in-game community in COD in 2016. The community was created by the current CEO of Riddle, Vodka.
Vodka, whose name has never been revealed, is one of the biggest streamers in Japan. The community soon became a professional esports team in 2020 after getting sponsored by OPENREC.tv. The team operates in Fortnite and Apex Legends.
In Fortnite, they have had players like Maufin on the roster, although they have never seen too much success in the scene. While their Fortnite journey has been less successful, their name in Apex Legends is legendary in APAC. They were known as one of the best teams in APAC when they had their initial Korean roster back in 2021, which consisted of Oh “Parkha” Jeong-Teak, Lim “Obly” Jung-hyun and Lee “KaronPe” Min-hyuk. The roster won both the ALGS: 2021 Split 1 Playoffs and the ALGS: 2021 Split 1 Pro League in APAC North. The roster was later sold to Esports Team αD. Their current roster consists of former 456 esports players who are among the most popular players in Japan.
According to the CEO, Vodka on stream, Riddle has previously attempted to enter the VALORANT scene. Hopefully this time they will be entering the scene.