After not being able to qualify for the main events in two Challengers, Andbox decided to make a roster change. The North America-based organization announced that it added Chris “Rebo” Heindel to the roster. Rebo is going to take the in-game leader role in the roster.
In early February, Andbox benched Jake “POACH” Brumleve right before Valorant Champions Tour Stage 1: Challengers 2’s open qualifier and joined the tournament with Rebo. Even though the team got eliminated by 100 Thieves in the round-of-eight, the organization chose to continue with him. The roster’s member ANDROID mentioned that Rebo has higher quality callouts and communicates better with the rest of the team.
Andbox welcomed Rebo on Twitter by saying “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. A tough opponent that we’re glad to now have on our side. Welcome to New York’s VALORANT team.”
Rebo retweeted the tweet and said “Excited for this opportunity! Not going to stop till I out work everyone and the scene and see these guys on the top. Let’s get to work.”
The 20-year-old player made his name with Moon Raccoons. He participated in several low-tier tournaments with his old team and found successes. Moon Raccoons had tough times in previous months as the entire roster has been dissolved and joined other NA teams. Rebo, on the other hand, tried to create a new roster under Moon Raccoons, but his plans have ended as he joined Andbox.
2020 was successful for Andbox, despite joining the Valorant scene later than most North America-based teams. They managed to lift trophies in NSG x Renegades Invitational and Nerd Street Gamers – Monthly November. However, the team hasn’t succeeded in qualifying for VCT: Masters 1 yet.
Andbox’s roster is currently:
- Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker
- Bradley “ANDROID” Fodor
- Sebastion “seb” Bucki
- Aaron “b0i” Thao
- Christopher “Rebo” Heindel
- Jake “Poach” Brumleve (Inactive)
- Matt “Warden” Dickens (Head Coach)
- Gordon “g0g1” Prošić (Assistant Coach)