Alliance announced their new women’s VALORANT team, Alliance.Coven on Wednesday. The former unsigned squad, under the name ChatBanned, consists of captain Dana “Danah” Almadhoun, Lada “h6tedthemost” Kozhemyakina, Jade Duffy, Julie “Pinkalie” Lim and Laure “Xaline” Mateos.
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According to a press release from the organization, Alliance.Coven will play in VALORANT Champions Tour qualifiers (the upcoming French VALORANT Regional League qualifiers), as well as the Europe, Middle East and Africa Game Changers circuit later this year. The team did not sign up for the recent VCT EMEA Challengers 1 open qualifiers and has not played in either tournament. The French VRL qualifiers start on Jan. 25 and a tournament schedule has yet to release for EMEA Game Changers.
The team before Alliance.Coven
Before signing to Alliance, ChatBanned formed in July of 2021 with Danah and Pinkalie among the founding members. They competed in Huntress Trials, TGH x Birds of Prey and all three EMEA Game Changers tournaments.
The first iteration of the VCT tournament ChatBanned — then with Danah, Pikalie and Xaline on the roster — made it the quarterfinals of the single-elimination tournament. They lost to Oxxgen Esports 2-0. At EMEA Game Changers 2, the team placed fifth-sixth, with Jade added to the roster, after losing to SuperMassive Blaze Female 2-1. In the last EMEA Game Changers tournament, ChatBanned again placed just outside of the top five after losing to Oxxgen 2-0 in the lower bracket.
H6tedthemost joined the team in December after playing on Futbolist Female during her Game Changers run.
“We can’t wait to see these players bloom under the Alliance.Coven flag and achieve not only great competitive results, but also together push women’s competitions to the next level,” Alliance Chief Strategy Officer Kelly Ong Xiao Wei said in a press release. “We strive to pave the way for future aspiring women competitors and to be good role models for generations of gamers to come.”