XSET announced yesterday that it will be parting ways with Ellie, one of the original members of its female VALORANTS listing. The news follows a disappointing result for XSET at the last North American Game Changers event, where the team was eliminated in closed qualifying.
Despite XSET’s unexpected ending at the latest Game Changers event, Ellie leaving the team is still a surprise. She has been a fixture for the roster since they signed with the organization in September 2021.
XSET got his female back VALORANTS by signing NOTHING2LOSE, an unorganized team that had produced top results in Game Changers and other non-men’s tournaments. The team had good synergy, reliable players and took over some established teams. It was only natural for XSET to recover them.
Ellie was an integral part of NOTHING2LOSE, but actually made her competitive debut VALORANTS with Man I Love Fwogs. MILF is an unsigned team but is known as a starting point for many women in the female VALORANTS stage. Other notable names like Lx, formerly known as Lynn, who played for Gen.G but has now returned to CS:GO, also made their MILF debut.
Ever since her MILF days, Ellie has been a gamer to watch. She brings both consistency and sparkle to any team she plays on. She is also adaptable, having played almost every role in her three teams. Earlier this year, Dot Esports named Ellie third on our Top 10 Women list. VALORANTS players so far in 2022.
The hole left by Ellie on XSET will be difficult for the team to fill. As an integral part of both the woman VALORANTS the team and the organization as a whole for almost a year, the other members of the organization had nothing but good wishes for Ellie when she left.
The only two remaining original members of the roster are starriebun and artStar, who currently play alongside Danish players Cille and Noia. Cille and Noia joined XSET in March. XSET also lost longtime coach Ducky in June, and Ellie’s departure now solidifies a new trajectory.
A day after announcing Ellie’s departure, XSET posted a tweet teasing a new signing. Although this signature has nothing to do with the woman VALORANTS roster, he will soon have to find a fifth player.
As for Ellie, all signs point to her continuing her professional career VALORANTS. She edited her Twitter bio to simply say “Pro Valorant player for?” after she leaves, indicating that she is looking for or has found a new team.