MAD Lions sign new roster for Challengers NA 2023

Recently, OverActive Media announced its entry into Challengers NA. The organisation has acquired MAD Lions in 2019, and it is through this structure that it has obtained a slot for the competition. After the departure of all former players, the roster has been completely renewed. MAD Lions is now represented by Ange, ZexRow, drone, Trick and Will.

In 2022, MAD Lions joined the French competitive scene for the second VRL France Split. At that time, the structure had acquired the services of an excellent team, namely Tenstar. The Frenchman xms and his fellow players quickly established themselves as the best in the league. They easily reached the playoffs and then the final. This last summit meeting ended with Vitality's victory.

Given their very good performance, the team could have easily tried out for the VCT. However, MAD Lions was not selected for one of the franchised leagues set up for 2023. Shortly after Riot Games' announcements, the players withdrew from the team to seek new opportunities. As a result xms has been recruited by Karmine Corp, which has joined the EMEA League.

Until now MAD Lions had not given any news about a participation in one or the other Challengers competition, due to a lack of players to present. However, this phase of uncertainty is over. OverActive Media, which owns MAD Lions, revealed DarkRatio's signature, a team without structure. Again, MAD Lions acquires very good players, namely Ange, ZexRow, drone, Trick and Will.

Recently, they secured their place in the first NA Challengers Split by beating The Nation, a team of FPS legends, including Stewie2k. From 2nd February, MAD Lions will face other big teams, such as G2 Esports, Faze Clan or The Guard.

The competition looks set to be intense, and this seems to delight the directors of OverActive Media in advance:

We’re thrilled to join this exclusive group of talented players and notable organizations for the NA League’s inaugural season. VALORANT is today’s fastest-growing esport and we’re proud to have made it through the competition.

Adam Adamou, Chief Strategy Officer, via the official statement.