Verdant Esports was brought to life by Sam 'Sami' Cunningham in 2021, having rediscovered his passion for esports during the pandemic. Having previously run an organisation in the early 2010's and competing at the highest level in the UK scene, this time, the goal was to not only repeat that feat but to make a team that truly stands for a purpose. Verdant stands for Wildlife and Environmental Preservation. Many of us spend so much of our time looking at screens, we want to provide a spotlight on the world outside our windows!
Verdant's competitive endeavours were delayed due to the restructuring of the NLC by Riot, however in October 2021 Verdant finally played their first comeptitive game in the NLC Calibration Tournament! During the Swiss stage of the tournament the team went 7-1, finishing joint 2nd out of 124 teams. Next up was the knockout stage to confirm our place in NLC Division 2! We took out Typical Boosted Animals and Viperio, before losing a close 2-1 series to Fløng Esport in the Upper Bracket Finals. Having dropped down to the Lower Bracket Finals, we faced up against Typical Boosted Animals where we confirmed our spot in Divison 2 with a 2-0 victory.