Alliance.Coven sign two new players and head coach to VALORANT roster
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Alliance.Coven sign two new players and head coach to VALORANT roster

Team back to full strength after two players left in March

Alliance’s all-women VALORANT team, Alliance.Coven, added Maria “6sonya” Istrate, Weronika “Speedwk” Dąbrowska and new head coach Daniel Cama “Yugami” Hidalgo to their roster on Wednesday, just three months into their history as a team. This brings them back to a full squad after going down to three players in March.

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Alliance built their all-women VALORANT team with the former players of Chat Banned at the start of 2022, sending them to events like the Huntress Trials of February and Series 1 of VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: Game Changers. But while the original Alliance.Coven roster struggled to find success, the team’s new additions will aim to turn things around.

6sonya comes to Alliance.Coven as the former captain of Rix.GG Lightning. The Romanian player has been playing VALORANT professionally since 2020 and helped her former team win three women-only Girls’ House — EU Open tournaments, according to a press release about the signing. Speedwk has been playing for just as long but comes from collegiate teams like the Portsmouth Paladins and Portsmouth Plonkers. Yugami, meanwhile, played for teams like Wygers and m8 Esports.

“Welcome our two new players to Alliance Coven,” said Kelly Ong, Chief Strategy Officer of Alliance. “As we continue investing into VALORANT as one of Alliance’s flagship esports titles, we look forward to achieving not only results, but representation that girls and women can work towards competing at the highest level of esports.”

Alliance.Coven’s new players replace Jade “jade” Duffy and Lada “h6tedthemost” Kozhemyakina, who left the team on March 1 to join UNtapped.

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