Coach fRoD Won’t Renew His Contract With LOUD

07 Oct 2023
Tit Krajnik 07 Oct 2023
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  • According to reports, Valorant head coach Daniel "fRoD" Montaner won't renew his contract with LOUD
  • LOUD have yet to officially part ways with fRoD
  • The decision was made due to split decisions with the players
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According to recent reports coach Daniel “fRoD” Montaner won’t extend his contract with LOUD and will not serve as the team’s head coach in Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2024. The decision was made due to split decisions with the players, leaving the most successful Brazilian Valorant team without a coach for the next season.

FRoD joined LOUD as a head coach in November 2022 after spending the last two years coaching Pioneers, beastcoast, and T1. Even though joining the reigning Valorant world champions left fRoD with huge shoes to fill, he has delivered and helped the Brazilian team retain its tag as one of the best in the world.

The 37-year-old helped LOUD reach the final of VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo in his debut appearance as a head coach and won VCT 2023: Americas League. Unfortunately, LOUD haven’t found much more success since then and suffered an early exit from VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo.

LOUD entered VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo as one of the main favourites to go all the way, but failed to live up to the expectations and crashed out of the tournament in seventh-eighth place following an upset loss against EDward Gaming.

Despite LOUD's poor performance at VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo, the team found some success at VALORANT Champions 2023, where they finished third, following a close 2-3 loss against the eventual champions, Evil Geniuses.

Even though LOUD failed to defend their VALORANT Champions title, the Brazilian squad have had a solid run through the 2023 season. But it seems like the team will be forced to make some changes ahead of VCT 2024.

At the start of September, LOUD already parted ways with Erick "aspas" Santos, leaving the team with just four active members on the roster and no coach. Thankfully, there’s still plenty of time for LOUD to find replacement players and a new head coach, considering the next Valorant Champions Tour season won’t kick off until February 2024.