UK-based team matchmaking service TEAMS.gg announces it’s expansion into the popular Riot Games team shooter, VALORANT.
TEAMS.gg, founded by three lifelong friends, uses player survey data and in-game statistics to match users with similar players which their algorithm deems to be the best fit for their playstyle and skill level.
While originally focusing on helping the thriving CS:GO community, TEAMS.gg will now offer the same free service to avid VALORANT players, marking the first significant expansion of the platform.
TEAMS.gg has seen phenomenal growth since its inception in 2019, where over 2,000 eager CS:GO players signed up on the first day. Now, the service has seen approximately 35,000 players complete the unique TEAMS.gg survey, with over 3,000 players using the website every month.
With their latest expansion into the world of VALORANT, the founding team behind TEAMS.gg are aiming to combat team toxicity and loneliness across the entire online gaming community by helping players avoid incompatible teammates found through the dreaded solo queueing experience.
So far they’ve managed to help a significant number of users do just that, with new data revealed by the company showing that:
38% of registered users have connected with ideal teammates since signing up
Pandemic players are matching more than ever before, with successful matches up by 26% since last year
Speaking on the news, CEO and Co-Founder of TEAMS.gg, James Duffield is excited to see what VALORANT fans will make of TEAMS.gg, as it signals the first of many new titles to be incorporated into the platform, with the aim of helping more gamers connect and play together.
“Our main ethos behind TEAMS.gg has always been very simple – gamers who play with friends enjoy themselves more, win more often and play for longer. Over the past couple of years, we’ve worked hard to connect players across the CS:GO ecosystem, and we’ve seen some amazing results. Extending our platform to VALORANT felt natural considering the similarities to CS:GO and how VALORANT esports is exploding all around the world. We’re excited to see how the players react and who knows, maybe we can help forge a future VCT Championship roster!”
One user who has benefited immensely from the service is Oliver Power, a software developer from Birmingham, who began using TEAMS.gg after rekindling his passion for competitive CS:GO during the first lockdown.
“I really started to amp up my CS:GO gameplay during the first lockdown. I had a couple of regular teammates, but we always struggled to find a good fourth or fifth, so we’d just end up getting frustrated with random, toxic solo-queue players who joined. After using TEAMS.gg, I started meeting players who were just like me and had the same aspirations in the game. Not only that, but because I was always playing with a full team of friends, I noticed my rank progression soar much faster than it would through solo queuing, going from Silver II (second from bottom) to DMG (near the top), something I’ve never achieved before.”
Keen VALORANT players looking to sign-up for the new service can do so here.
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