Immortals have joined the club of the teams which made roster changes after First Strike: North America. Immortals’ duelist player Jason “jmoh” Mohandessi sent out a tweet from his personal account and said he’s been benched from the team but still under contract with the organization.
Even though the 21-year-old player is under contract with Immortals, he emphasized that he’s exploring options. “Just an update for everyone, I’m benched from Immortals but still under contract with them.” he said. “As that being said, I’m exploring options. I can play any duelist roles. Grateful for the achievements and experience I had with them but time to focus on the future.”
After losing Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk and Quan “diceyzx” Tran to 100 Thieves, Immortals added jmoh to the team. The team managed to qualify for the First Strike North America main event last month, but it wasn’t among the favorites. Immortals faced Envy in the quarterfinals of the main event and got eliminated by one of the strongest squads in the tournament.
Jmoh served well for Immortals, finishing with a 1.12 KDA as a Jett player in the First Strike’s closed qualifier. Despite it being only two months since the organization picked up the North American Player, the team decided to dive into 2021 with another duelist player.
This is not the first roster move in the North American VALORANT scene. Earlier this week, Cloud9 Blue’s core component Josh “shinobi” Abastado and NRG’s Yannick “KOLER” Blanchette got benched from their teams. In the FPS world, getting benched usually means that the player isn’t a part in the future plans of a team, so we’ll see where jmoh’s next stop will be.