South Korean esports team T1 announced the signings of Jason "ANTi" Bates and Larry "Larry Lurr" Holland on Wednesday. They are the first players to sign with the newly founded team that will compete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
As part of a rebranding announced in late February, T1 revealed plans to expand into other titles, including Smash Ultimate.
On Wednesday, T1 officially added ANTi and Larry Lurr -- who will both be players and content creators -- and announced that the new Ultimate roster will compete in the Pound 2019 tournament this weekend in Laurel, Maryland.
ANTi, 25, has been one of the world's top Smash players in various versions of the game, competing for Dream Team and most recently for Immortals.
"I'd like to thank everyone for being supportive of me and thank T1 for giving me this opportunity! Let's get these W's and create amazing things," he said in a statement on Twitter.
Larry Lurr, 29, who is also known as DEHF, has competed for eLevate and most recently for Misfits.
"I can't explain how happy I am to finally share this with you guys! Thank you T1 for this incredible opportunity and everyone for your love and support!" he said on Twitter.
--Field Level Media