Olivia R. June 16, 2020
Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas Colocho is back in competitive gaming, and this time it's to play Riot's new first-person shooter Valorant.
On Twitter, Mixwell announced that he was joining G2 Esports' Valorant roster as their captain.
“G2’s history shows that they are competitive in every game they’ve been part of and their content is also top, most of my fans are also G2 fans so it makes even more sense for me," he explained.
Mixwell went on to say that their goal is to be the "best Valorant team in the world." His personal goal is to be the best player in the game while also having fun representing fans "around the world."
"Valorant really is an amazing game I enjoy both playing and watching," G2 CEO Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez said of Mixwell's arrival. "G2 will have a World Championship winning team and it all starts with Mixwell. Many top organizations fought hard for him and we are delighted he’s put so much trust into letting us build a killer lineup alongside him. Now you mfers stop poaching him already.”
G2 also announced that their Valorant team will be sponsored by Red Bull. This comes ahead of Riot's Valorant Ignition Series tournament.
Mixwell's CSGO caree ends with switch to Valorant
Mixwell is one of the most well-known Spanish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players, having played for big organizations including OpTic Gaming, G2, and Cloud9. While playing for OpTic, the AWPer was part of the squad that won ELEAGUE Season 2. He became inactive on Cloud9's roster at the end of 2019.
On Twitter, Mixwell thanked CSGO for all of the "good and bad moments," as well as everyone in the scene for supporting him throughout his journey.
In Valorant's short existence, Mixwell has already made a name for himself in the competitive scene. He won five tournaments since the closed beta started in April, including Valorant's biggest tournament yet, Twitch Rivals: Valorant Launch Showdown - Europe No. 1.