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Live: Valorant rostermania – All teams and players

by Andy Williams

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As Valorant teams look to put their entry into Riot's Ignition Series, players are being scouted left, right and center. Here's the latest on professional teams during rostermania. 

With Valorant destined to become the go-to premium competitive shooter, players from all over the esports world are flocking to Riot's FPS. While some organizations have already made their move early, others are sitting on the fringes waiting to pounce on more talent, as the playerbase continues to grow.

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Valorant Ignition Series.
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Riot are supporting the global growth of Valorant esports through the Ignition Series.

What is the Valorant Ignition Series?

The Ignition Series is a Riot-partner program that aims to "build global recognition for top Valorant pros and teams," which will provide players with the opportunity to build their region's footprint in Valorant.

As more tournaments are announced, more organizations will be stepping into Valorant, with players deciding on their future homes. Here's a summary of all current rosters.

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Europe

Several household names have already made their move into Valorant, with the likes of G2 Esports, GODSENT and Ninja in Pyjamas all announcing their rosters. Below is a summary of notable European rosters.

BIG (Germany)

  • Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
  • Alexander 'alexRr' Frisch
  • Ceyhun 'AslaN' Aslan
  • Alexander 'Ultimate' Pauls
  • Michele 'zonixx' Köhler

Bonk (Sweden)

  • Yacine 'Yacine' Laghmari
  • Leo 'ziz' Jannesson
  • Malkolm 'bonkar' Rench
  • William 'draken' Sundin
  • TBD

SKADE (Sweden)

  • Oliwer 'LATEKS' Fahlander (CAP)
  • Leo 'Leodeddz' Nilsson
  • Linus 'Limpone' Wecksell
  • Oskar 'PHYRN' Palmqvist
  • Gabriel 'shrew' Gessle
  • Sebastian 'sebbz' Fredriksson (COACH)

Entropiq Bravo (Czech Republic)

  • Jiří 'oKKo' Trojan
  • Jan 'elwzoy' Pařízek
  • Lukáš 'M1st1ck' Kotalík
  • Ondřej 'sT4mZ' Gofroj
  • Tomáš 'tomkeejs' Tomka
  • David 'Davsa' Halberštát (COACH)

forZe (Europe)

  • Denis 'hugeon' Vasiliev
  • Nikita 'Coffee' Antsypirovich
  • Nikolai 'zeddy' Lapko (CAP)
  • Dmitry 'SmartSeven' Smartselov (TRIAL)
  • TBD
  • Vladimir 'PNUKH' Chernov (COACH)

FunPlus Phoenix (Europe)

  • Pontus 'Zyppan' Eek
  • Andrei 'Shao' Kiprsky
  • Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
  • Johan 'Meddo' Renbjörk Lundborg
  • Tobias 'ShadoW' Flodström
  • Andrey 'fragon' Katz (TRAIL COACH)

G2 Esports (Europe)

  • Oscar 'Mixwell' Cañellas (CAP)
  • Patryk 'paTiTek' Fabrowski
  • Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
  • Ardis 'ardiis' Svarenieks
  • David 'Davidp' Prins

GODSENT (Europe)

  • Alicia 'alikea' Boina
  • Julia 'JuJu' Steffen
  • Lilly 'Katti' Lucas
  • Hosana 'Tinylady' Kmiecik
  • Lisa 'F4INT' Heinsch

Need More DM (Europe)

  • Norbert 'Tigene' Pasztor
  • Bence 'hussaR' Huszár
  • Kevin 'Barcode' Bana
  • Gabor 'crazyd33r' Nemet
  • Daniel 'FoDa' Fodor

Ninjas in Pyjamas (Europe)

  • Saif 'Sayf' Jibraeel
  • Emir 'RHYME' Muminovic
  • Niels 'luckeRRR' Jasiek
  • Charles 'CREA' Beauvois
  • TBD
  • Emil 'eMIL' Sandgren (COACH)
  • Damien 'HyP' Souville (BENCH)
  • Enzo 'Fearoth' Mestari (BENCH)

nolpenki (Lithuania)

  • Dovydas 'cho' Misevičius
  • Marius 'l0udly' Žilinskas
  • Ričardas 'Boo' Lukaševičius
  • Tomas 'Destrian' Linikas
  • Vakaris 'vakk' Bebravičius

Rix.GG (United Kingdom & Lithuania)

  • Harry 'DPS' MacGill
  • Tautvydas 'hype' Paldavicius
  • Jack 'kpiz' Pragnell (CAP)
  • Russel 'Russ' Mendes
  • Brandon 'weber' Weber
  • Neil 'nEiLZiNHo' Finlay (COACH)

Team Liquid (Europe)

  • Adam 'ec1s' Eccles (CAP)
  • Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom
  • Dom 'soulcas' Sulcas
  • James 'Kryptix' Affleck
  • Travis 'L1NK' Mendoza
  • Connor 'Sliggy' Blomfield (COACH)

Vodafone Giants (Spain)

  • Salvador 'Yurii' Gasco
  • Francesc 'donQ' Savall
  • Jon 'jonba' Baraiazarra
  • Adolfo 'Fit1nho' Gallego
  • TBD
  • Lucas 'HITBOX' González-Sabariegos (COACH)

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North America

Just like Europe, plenty of organizations have made their move early in a bid to secure the best American talent during the early stages of Valorant. The likes of 100 Thieves, T1 and Cloud9 have all planted their flag, so here's a summary of the notable North American rosters.

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100 Thieves (United States & Canada)

  • Spencer 'Hiko' Martin (CAP)
  • Nicholas 'nitr0' Cannella
  • Joshua 'steel' Nissan
  • TBD
  • TBD

ANDBOX (United States & Canada)

  • Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
  • Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • Matt 'Warden' Dickens (COACH)

Built By Gamers (United States & Canada)

  • Nicolas 'Nicolas' Aubin
  • Rob 'rob-wiz' Kennedy
  • Mike 'pho' Panza
  • Nate 'payen' Lopez
  • Jake 'Tork' Lepoff

China Nguyen (United States & Mexico)

  • David 'DXN' Nguyen
  • Jake 'Paincakes' Hass
  • Danny 'cute fat boy' Nguyen
  • Carlo 'Dcop' Delsol
  • TBD

Cloud9 (United States)

  • Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
  • Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
  • Mitch 'mitch' Semago
  • Josh 'shinobi' Abastado
  • Daniel 'vice' Kim

Complexity Gaming (United States & France)

  • Riley 'ohai' Nguyen
  • David 'Xp3' Gardido
  • Michael 'agm' Abood
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • Crobin 'C0M' Lee (BENCH)
  • Cody 'Frisco' Day (BENCH)

Dignitas (United States & Canada)

  • Rory 'dephh' Jackson
  • Harrison 'psalm' Chang
  • Phat 'supamen' Le
  • TBD
  • TBD

Dignitas Female (United States & Canada)

  • Emmalee 'EMUHLEET' Garrido
  • Amanda 'rain' Smith
  • Kiara 'milk' Makua
  • Melisa 'Theia' Mundorff
  • TBD

FaZe Clan (United States & Canada)

  • Corey 'Corey' Nigra
  • Zachary 'zachaREEE' Lombardo
  • Jimmy 'Marved' Nguyen
  • Andrej 'babybay' Francisty
  • Shane 'Rawkus' Flaherty

Gen.G Esports (United States & Canada)

  • Loic 'effys' Sauvageau
  • Anthony 'gMd' Guimond
  • Danny 'huynh' Huynh
  • Michael 'MkaeL' De Luca
  • Keven 'PLAYER1' Champagne
  • Andrew 'Blank' Leverette (COACH)

Highground (United States & Canada)

  • Keane 'Valliate' Alonso
  • Diondre 'YaBoiDre' Bond
  • Mike 'sharky' Gariti
  • Brendan 'BcJ' Jensen
  • Justin 'Kellar' Kellar

Immortals (North America)

  • Noah 'jcStani' Smith
  • Yannick 'KOLER' Blanchette
  • Amgalan 'Genghsta' Nemekhbayar
  • Peter 'Asuna' Mazuryk
  • Noah 'jcStani' Smith
  • Jordan 'Gunba' Graham (COACH)

Luminosity Gaming (United States & Canada)

  • Alex 'aproto' Protopapas
  • Zachary 'Venerated' Roach
  • Brenden 'stellar' McGrath
  • Justin 'Ksiaze' Goszczynski
  • Brady 'thief' Dever

Renegades (United States & Canada)

  • Chuck 'Cp2' Proud
  • Ryan 'Winsum' Johns
  • Devon 'randyySavage' Bréard
  • Stephen 'Berghy' Bergh
  • TBD

Sentinels (United States)

  • Shahzeeb 'ShahZam' Khan
  • Hunter 'SicK' Mims
  • Jay 'sinatraa' Won
  • Jared 'zombs' Gitlin
  • Michael 'dapr' Gulino

T1 (United States & Canada)

  • Braxton 'brax' Pierce
  • Keven 'AZK' Larivière
  • Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham (INACTIVE)
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • Daniel 'fRoD' Montaner (COACH)

T1 Academy (United States & Canada)

  • Kurtis 'Kurt' Gallo
  • Noah 'rara' Giesbrecht
  • Haydin 'ZerG' Thomas Gordon
  • Daniel 'eeiu' Vucenovic
  • TBD

Team Envy (United States & Canada)

  • Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
  • Anthony 'mummAy' DiPaolo
  • Jake 'kaboose' McDonald
  • Austin 'crashies' Roberts
  • Victor 'food' Wong
  • Adam 'aKis' Kisseberth (BENCH)
  • Abdo 'c4Lypso' Agha (BENCH)

Team SoloMid (United States & Canada)

  • Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
  • James 'hazed' Cobb
  • Matthew 'Wardell' Yu
  • Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
  • Taylor 'drone' Johnson
  • Taylor 'Tailored' Broomall (COACH)

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South America

Arguably the most passionate corner of the esports realm, South America have already made headway in showcasing the very best the region has to offer. Here's a summary of the region's rosters.

Black Dragons (Brazil)

  • Felype 'fooX' de Santana
  • Igor 'RHZ' Baruti
  • Rafael 'NikkoLAN' Fernandes
  • Rogerio 'RoY' Lopez
  • Luis 'PryZee' Henrique
  • Daniel 'KoyoteeeX' Pulig (COACH)

Furious Gaming (Chile & Spain)

  • Alejandro 'raizen' Mezcua
  • Diego 'D1E' Contreras
  • Felipe 'feLiZnOJkE' Clas Almendra
  • Álvaro 'WKN' Bustos
  • David 'debout' Beaupuits

paiN Gaming (Brazil)

  • Murillo 'murizzz' Tuchtenhagen
  • Pedro 'ole' Orlandini
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

Team oNe Esports (Brazil)

  • Gabriel 'qck' Lima
  • João 'Bigas' Pedro
  • Joaquim 'champzera' Alves
  • Gabriel 'cpx' Cruz
  • Lucas 'ntk' Martins

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Asia

Given Asia's dominant reign in Riot's League of Legends, plenty of eyes are looking towards this region with a sense of excitement, to see just what talent will come from the region. Below is few of the notable rosters to keep an eye on.

Absolute JUPITER (Japan)

  • Ushida 'Laz' Koji
  • Maruoka 'crow' Tomoaki
  • Takebayashi 'barce' Ryo
  • Takemori 'takej' Shogo
  • Oshiro 'Reita' Ryu
  • Sawada 'JUNiOR' Yuya (COACH)

ahq e-Sports Club (Taiwan)

  • Huang 'Kilo' Zhong-yi
  • Li 'Iyo' Yi-Ting
  • Li 'Rainy' Gui-Shuo
  • Lu 'Sia' Jia-Jun
  • Lin 'Milk' Chi-Hung
  • Gao 'Kant' Wei-Teng

Cloud9 (South Korea)

  • Park 'Bazzi' Jun-Ki
  • Kim 'DoYa' Do-gyeong
  • Yoo 'Moothie' Seung-woo
  • Byeon 'Munchkin' Sang-beom
  • Kang 'Try' Tae-wook
  • Yoon 'Autumn' Eu-ddeum (COACH)

CYCLOPS Athlete Gaming (Japan)

  • Shoya 'x1lly' Mizobe (CAP)
  • Yuto 'million' Ueno
  • Shu 'fukiyama' Sugiyama
  • Shoma 'matsu' Miura
  • 'Akim'

DetonatioN Gaming (Japan & South Korea)

  • Takekawa 'STABA' Munehito
  • Masaru 'ZodiaX' Yoneshige
  • Lee 'mystic' In-pyo
  • Hiromichi 'mittiii' Urahigashi
  • Tenta 'ten' Asai

MiTH.Attitude (Thailand)

  • Talunt 'mush2oom' Rattanaprapaporn
  • Thanadol 'newgen' Kitautcharanukul
  • Thanaphat 'THEE' Limpaphan
  • Patiphan 'Patiphan' Chaiwong
  • Chaiwat 'BOOMBURAPA' Wattatum

Pinto Gaming (Thailand)

  • Jirakan 'Nobody' Koollasing
  • Thanakorn 'SAVE' Wipusananon
  • Kankavee ' faSharpz2a' Karnjanavong
  • Thanapoom 'Luckstur' Pragobsin
  • Anan 'Loncarys' Phurahong
  • Jakkaphat 'AUDIPLUS' Phatraittikul (COACH)

SCARZ (Japan)

  • Teppei 'ade' Kuno
  • Akira 'marin' Kato
  • Sakaguchi 'Npoint' Kenjiro
  • Ryota 'ryota-' Okayama
  • 'Sak'
  • 'NerCy'
  • Takahiro 'ibot' Watanabe (COACH)

T1 (South Korea)

  • Choi '10X' Jin-woo
  • Kwak 'Frosten' Joon-hwan
  • Ju-Yeong "R0K3T" Kim
  • Jeong 'Esperanza' Jin-choel
  • Kim 'Sunday' Min-soo
  • Yoo 'Locomotive' Jeong-seon (COACH)

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Oceania

Avant Gaming (Australia)

  • Lewis 'WAT' Watson
  • Eric 'Exxyyy' Do
  • Joshua 'Lakers' Puopolo
  • Byron 'Spesh' Rowlinson
  • Bernard 'm4jor' Chau

Dire Wolves (Australia, Iran & Croatia)

  • Dale 'Signed' Tang
  • Noah 'Nozz' McClafferty
  • Mark 'taxx' Mijic
  • Jack 'Wryce' Birmingham
  • Ali 'Swerl' Kobraee
  • Kevin 'AVRL' Walker (COACH)

EXO Clan (Australia)

  • Bob 'Bob' Tran
  • Iyengaran 'Iyen' Raju
  • Ethan 'Crunchy' Laker
  • Chris 'pl1xx' Li
  • Kyran 'dizzy' Crombie

Ground Zero Gaming (Australia)

  • Aaron 'zenk0k0' Cox
  • Cameron 'disk0' Mac
  • Kane 'KANEEEE' Pearce
  • Corbyn 'clutchyy' De Klerk
  • 'autumn'

Kanga Esports (Australia & Papua New Guinea)

  • Mohess 'M1ST' Siva
  • Daniel 'kronicx' Shou
  • Peter 'Psycho' Vu
  • Brodie 'ausrhino' Ryan
  • Justin 'C0MP0SED' Ryan

Mindfreak (Australia)

  • Corey 'Jasper' Lane
  • Jack 'Jax' Bennie
  • Thomas 'Lucid' Couzens
  • Kade 'MrRed' Hamilton
  • George 'SkitzMACHINE' Ison
  • Zenith 'Zenith' Scanlan (COACH)

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This post will be continually updated, as more players find their home. With more organizations jumping on the Valorant bandwagon and more players flocking to showcase their talents in Future Earth, it's only a matter of time before the first world champion will be crowned.