Today’s esports news is about the VALORANT Challengers team has to change their name due to Nintendo trademark and group stage reveals

By Naman Alok | Jan 27, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Due to a Nintendo trademark, the VALORANT Challengers team requires Twitter’s assistance in changing their name. One team has one more obstacle to clear before the start of play on February 1 even though they have already qualified for the NA VALORANT Challengers League. They are relying on the support of the audience (and potentially an organization that is gaining recognition) to do this. Prior to the start of league play at the beginning of February, the members of Squirtle Squad will have to adopt a new name. As a result of trademark disputes between Riot Games and Nintendo, Governor stated in a tweet on January 25 that the team’s former moniker, Squirtle Squad, must be changed. The team’s use of the Squirtle name and trademarked picture owned by The Pokémon Company, a division of Nintendo, is obviously to blame for this. Governor resorted to the crowd for help when he was in need of a name, telling them that the Challengers would be the best response. Today’s esports news is about the VALORANT Challengers team has to change their name due to Nintendo trademark and group stage reveals

The Fnatic captain Jake “Boaster” Howlett’s suggestion of “Blast-boyz,” which plays on Squirtle’s evolved from Blastoise, “Turtle Troop,” an off-brand variation of the original name, and the somewhat inappropriate suggestion of “Squirting Squad,” which is almost certainly not going to be approved by Riot, were a few of the responses that stood out.

However, Anthony “Okeanos” Nguyen, a member of the Squirtle Squad, came up with the idea for moist esports, which has received the most attention and likes. After Ludwig Ahgren, a YouTube streaming phenom was revealed to be joining moist creator MoistCr1TiKaL as a co-owner, Moist Esports attracted a tonne of new attention yesterday. Ludwig and MoistCr1TiKaL were referenced in the tweet by Okeanos, but neither has yet to reply.

Perhaps Moist Esports will take advantage of this opportunity to enter VALORANT earlier than anticipated with the new injection of “money to burn” and the ability to create a rivalry between streamer-owner orgs with Disguised Toast.

For Disguised, TSM, the VALORANT Challengers group stage promises a difficult road ahead

The tournament’s organizer, the Knights, revealed the two groups for the opening circuit of the upcoming VALORANT Challengers league in North America on Wednesday evening. The top teams on the circuit have been invited by Knights to compete, and Disguised, owned by streamer Disguised Toast, must contend with them. In Group A, however, FaZe Clan and G2 Esports face difficult obstacles.

The six teams that qualified for the circuit through the open qualifications included Disguised, of them. Joshua “steel” Nissan, a former T1 in-game leader, led the team in the first open qualifier, which ended on January 14. The team was successful in defeating groups like Oxygen Esports and Squirtle Squad.

However, The Guard and M80, two of the top Challengers teams, will present Disguised with some challenging competition in Group B.

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Here are the groups below:

Group A

• FaZe Clan

• Shopify Rebellion

• G2 Esports

• Breakthru

• Oxygen Esports

• Squirtle Squad

Group B


• The guard

• M80

• Disguised

• Dark ratio

• OR Esports

However, Group A is not to be laughed at. Given their recent matched triumphs over teams like 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses, FaZe Clan appeared to be powerful in the past. However, since August of last year, FaZe have yet to participate in an official match.

FaZe Clan will have to contend with G2 Esports, who turned their attention to Challengers when their agreement with Riot Games to compete in the Americas international league broke down in the latter part of last year. On February 1st, the VALORANT Challengers league’s inaugural games in North America are scheduled to start.

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