GIANTX Looks To Take Over European Esports

Two of Europes biggest esports brands merge into one team now fielding rosters in both League of Legends and Valorant

Two powerhouses in European esports announced that they would be merging on the 14th, bringing their rosters together under one banner, GIANTX. GIANTX is the combination of Giants Esports from Spain and EXCEL Esports from the United Kingdom. Despite the merger, they will continue to operate from where they currently are, meaning there will be no relocation necessary. The team will be fielding rosters in multiple esports, notably in Valorant and League of Legends, and have worked on bringing in top talent to help them compete with the best in Europe and the world.

League of Legends Roster

The League of Legends Roster is coming over from EXCEL Esports and will be competing in the LEC under the new brand next season. The team consists of Odoamne, Peach, Jackies, Patrik, and IgNar. With Jackies and IgNar being new additions to the roster this year, many are hopeful that the roster will be able to help bring success to a roster that has had a rough history.

Success was a rarity of EXCEL Esports for their existence in the League of Legends space, as the team would finish a majority of the splits they competed in near the bottom of the standings. Despite it being rare, success wasn’t completely absent, as the team was able to find a 2nd-place finish this last LEC Summer Split after finishing the two splits prior. Unfortunately for them, they’d end up missing out on Worlds after Fnatic eliminated them from the LEC Season Final early.

Though they haven’t been the best historically, the signings made in the offseason should excite fans as IgNar makes his long-awaited return to Europe. The future looks bright for this squad, and if they are able to continue to keep their newfound success rolling, the start of GIANTX’s League of Legends days could be very successful. Only time will come when the 2024 Competitive Season begins.


The Valorant roster that will be fielded will be moving over from Giants Esports. The team consists of Cloud, Fitq1nho, hoody, nukkye, and Redgar, who all had a pretty decent run overall last year competing in the VCT last year. They competed at the highest level in the sport, competing in the LOCK//IN Tournament, EMEA League, and Champions Tournament. They hope to continue their success in the coming seasons under the new branding.

They started off their 2023 campaign with a win at the LOCK//IN Tournament’s first round against DetonatioN FocusMe before losing a close 1-2 match against NRG in the following round. Back home domestically in the EMEA League, they had a fair amount of success, finishing the regular season with a 5-4 record and managing to secure the 4th seed in playoffs.

Unfortunately, in the Playoffs, the team faltered, losing to FUT Esports 2-0 in the Upper Bracket before losing to Natus Vincere in the Loser’s Bracket, eliminating them from the postseason and their dreams of being EMEA champions. They worked hard following that disappointing outing, and at the EMEA Last Chance Qualifier, the team was able to take down Karmine Corp and KOI en route to qualifying for the VCT: Champions tournament and chance to compete for the title of World Champion. Sadly, the Giants would be eliminated in the Group Stage of the Champions tournament, but because of that success, GIANTX is a team that Valorant fans should watch out for as they are sure to learn from the experiences of last year.