Makayla is a competitive Valorant player who joined Version X in March of 2022 as the in game leader. Her primary role is controller, but she flexes different roles. Her main agents are Astra and Omen. Makayla started her competitive journey in Call of Duty in 2016, competing in Search and Destroy tournaments and then eventually transferring to playing PC games. Since the first act, she has shifted her focus to Valorant fully.
Makayla’s team was the only unsigned team to qualify for the main VCT event in Game Changers Series III. Following VCT, she also competed in SGGP Fall 2021, placing 3rd/4th and then following with two 1st place back to back Game Changers Academy wins.
Katherine “Karra” Lee joined VersionX in September 2021 shortly after she began competing professionally. Karra currently mains Sage and has served as the smoker for the team, playing Astra, Omen and Brim.
Karra grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and started playing video games with her brother at a young age. She started playing FPS games including Overwatch, CS:GO when she was 10 and has been playing VALORANT since 2020.
This year, Karra placed fourth at the Super Girl Gamer Pro’s Spring event. Alongside many of her VX teammates, Karra and team “Just Breathe” placed 7th/8th in the VCT Game Changers NA Series II earlier this year. She also placed third at the Champions Tour Game Changers Academy.
Rachel Lynn “Rush” Hang joined VersionX in September 2021. She currently mains Sova and is the team’s initiator. Prior to switching to VALORANT in 2020, Rush competed professionally in CS:GO and has also played Unreal Tournament competitively.
Her achievements since switching to VALORANT include placing first in the Galorants “Yuletide Brawl” in January 2021 – the first VALORANT tournament she played in. She also placed second in the Galorants x Gen.G “Proving Grounds” tournament.
Rush grew up in the southeast lower peninsula of Michigan. The first FPS game she played was Unreal Tournament when she was nine or 10 years old. Rush’s love for gaming was born when her father brought home a PC and showed her how to play Unreal Tournament. Soon, she was gaming every day after school. It didn’t take long until she found a way to game from any and every mobile device she came across. Rush’s competitive side comes from her father, who played tennis, basketball and volleyball regularly with others in Michigan’s Hmong community.
Naomi Sauvola joined VersionX in September 2021. She is the sentinel for the team, playing primarily Killjoy and Cypher but also flexing Skye. She joins the team from CLG Red where she played between March – August 2021.
Naomi started gaming at an early age and started playing competitively in 2015. Like her teammates, she began competing in CS:GO and switched to VALORANT when the beta was released in April 2020.
Her achievements in VALORANT include winning the Knight’s Sakura Cup #1, where she had a 4k to win the tournament against TSM on Bind. Her former team, CLG Red, finished second in VCT Game Changers NA Series I and Series II. Playing CS:GO, Naomi’s team won the 2017 IEM Katowice Females Qualifier to qualify for the female major, where the team placed 7th/8th. She also won the WESG Canada Female LAN Qualifier in 2019. Her team placed second at the WESG NA Regionals Final in 2019, qualifying for the World Finals in China before the pandemic cancelled that and other LAN events.