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Live: Valorant rostermania – All teams and players

Published: 1/Oct/2020 19:40 Updated: 5/Oct/2020 22:17

by Andy Williams

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As Valorant teams continue to be put together, players are being scouted left, right and center. Here’s the latest on professional teams during Future Earth’s 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 supported the initial global growth of Valorant esports through the Ignition Series.

What is the Valorant Ignition Series?

The Ignition Series is a Riot-partner program that aimed to “build global recognition for top Valorant pros and teams,” which provided players with the opportunity to build their region’s footprint in Valorant.

With Valorant’s Ignition Series wrapped up and Riot’s First Strike on the horizon, teams will continue to be built in a bid to find the perfect formula. Here’s everything you need to know to stay on top of all the latest roster moves.

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Europe

Several household names have already made their move into Valorant, with the likes of G2 Esports, GODSENT and Ninjas 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
  • Andreas ‘Epzz’ Vallvingskog
  • Gabriel ‘shrew’ Gessle
  • Sebastian ‘sebbz’ Fredriksson (COACH)

forZe (Russia & Belarus)

  • Denis ‘hugeon’ Vasiliev
  • Nikita ‘Coffee’ Antsypirovich
  • Nikolai ‘zeddy’ Lapko (CAP)
  • Dmitry ‘SUYGETSU’ Ilyushin
  • Vyacheslav ‘Art1st’ Lyadnov
  • 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

Gambit (Russia)

  • Nikita ‘d3ffo’ Sudakov
  • Bogdan ‘sheydos’ Naumov
  • Timofey ‘Chronicle’ Khromov
  • Ayaz ‘nAts’ Akhmetshin
  • Danila ‘Sunset’ Soloviov
  • Andrey ‘Engh’ Sholokov (COACH)

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
  • TBD

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 (Europe)

  • Mehmet Yağız ‘cNed’ İpek
  • Aron ‘xajdish’ Fredriksson
  • Vakaris ‘vakk’ Bebravičius
  • Aleksander ‘zeek’ Zygmunt
  • Jesse ‘JESMUND’ Terävä

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
  • Peter ‘Asuna’ Mazuryk
  • Quan ‘diceyzx’ Tran

Andbox (United States & Canada)

  • Bradley ‘ANDROID’ Fodor
  • Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker
  • Sebastian ‘seb’ Bucki
  • 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
  • TBD

China Nguyen (United States & Mexico)

  • David ‘DXN’ Nguyen
  • Jake ‘Paincakes’ Hass
  • Danny ‘cute fat boy’ Nguyen
  • Carlo ‘Dcop’ Delsol
  • Kevin ‘i love mina’ Nguyen

Cloud9 (United States)

  • Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo
  • Skyler ‘Relyks’ Weaver
  • Mitch ‘mitch’ Semago
  • Josh ‘shinobi’ Abastado
  • Daniel ‘vice’ Kim
  • Ash ‘Chu’ Long (COACH)

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
  • Quan ‘diceyzx’ Tran
  • Jordan ‘Gunba’ Graham (COACH)

Luminosity Gaming (United States & Canada)

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

MAJKL (United States & Canada)

  • Alexis ‘alexis’ Guarrasi
  • Annie ‘AnnieDro’ Roberts
  • Jasmine ‘JazzyK1ns’
  • Kat ‘katsumi’
  • Melanie ‘meL’ Capone

NRG (United States)

  • Damian ‘daps’ Steele
  • Chet ‘Chet’ Singh
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA

Renegades (United States & Canada)

  • Chuck ‘Cp2’ Proud
  • Ryan ‘Winsum’ Johns
  • Devon ‘randyySavage’ Bréard
  • Stephen ‘Berghy’ Bergh
  • Alexander ‘retrQ’ Kadan
  • Justin ‘coachJ’ Anzalone

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 emerge. 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)

Vision Strikers (South Korea)

  • Kim ‘glow’ Min-soo
  • Kim ‘stax’ Gu-taek
  • Goo ‘Rb’ Sang-Min
  • Lee ‘k1ng’ Seung-won
  • Kim ‘Zest’ Gi-seok
  • Pyeon ‘termi’ Seon-ho (COACH)

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Oceania

Always the dark horse going into esports competition, Oceania has shown promise throughout the early stages of Valorant, with the likes of Team Launch and EXO Clan proving their worth. Here’s some notable teams from the region.

Avant Gaming (Australia)

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

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
  • TBD
  • Zenith ‘Zenith’ Scanlan (COACH)

Team Launch (Australia)

  • Tyler ‘tucks’ Reilly
  • Ollie ‘DickStacy’ Tierney
  • Matthew ‘Texta’ O’Rourke
  • Travis ‘wizard’ Richardson
  • Fergus ‘ferg’ Stephenson

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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.

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Valorant First Strike Europe qualifiers: Schedule, eligibility, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:06

by Jacob Hale

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Valorant developers Riot Games have announced First Strike: Europe, the first-ever Valorant tournament wholly produced by Riot, set to kick off in November with some of the region’s best talent.

Since Valorant launched in June, it has become one of the most exciting games in esports, with players from all different titles migrating to Riot’s first-ever FPS. Some of the biggest competitors from the likes of Overwatch, CSGO and more are looking to make a name for themselves in the new shooter.

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As a result, we’ve already seen some incredible talent, tense moments and top performances in a competitive setting, but now it’s becoming a little more official with the announcement of this highly-anticipated tournament.

So, with First Strike: Europe around the corner, here’s everything you need to know to tune in to the tournament, and even get involved yourself.

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First Strike is the first Valorant tournament organized entirely by developer Riot Games.

Valorant First Strike: Europe schedule

Open qualifiers for First Strike take place from November 9-22, giving teams around two weeks to stave off the best competition in the region and qualify for the main event.

The schedule for Open Qualifiers will be as follows:

  • Week 1
    • November 9-10: Qualifier A
    • November 11-12: Qualifier B
    • November 13: Play-In #1
    • November 14-15: Playoffs
  • Week 2
    • November 16-17: Qualifier C
    • November 18-19: Qualifier D
    • November 20: Play-In #2
    • November 21-22: Playoffs
Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule.

After qualifiers have concluded, the main stage will be held from December 3-6. Here are the dates for each part of the main event:

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  • December 3-4: Quarterfinals
  • December 5: Semifinals
  • December 6: Final
Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule.

Eligibility for Valorant First Strike: Europe

As the name suggests, the Open Qualifiers for the tournament are open to (almost) anybody. You don’t have to be a pro player to sign up, but you have to be over the age of 16 and you will need to reach the rank of Immortal 1 by the time you register.

Riot haven’t specified how people can apply and register for the tournament yet, but advise in their announcement that full rules for the event and how to apply will be available in the coming weeks — and we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as we know.

Valorant First Strike: Europe tournament format

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Will we see much of new Act III map Icebox in the First Strike tournament?

The tournament format is fairly simple to follow throughout, from the qualifiers right up to the main event. Here’s how the single-elimination tournament works:

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  • Qualifiers and Play-Ins: Best of 1
  • Playoffs: Best of 3
  • Quarterfinals and semifinals: Best of 3
  • Finals: Best of 5

With best of 1s in qualifiers and play-ins we might see some upsets, but finishing the tournament on a best of 5 means we really will see the two best teams in Europe fight it out and showcase their talent across all maps, proving how much they’ve mastered the game so far.

With G2 Esports undoubtedly the strongest team in the region since competition started, the main question now is whether they can prove it in Valorant’s biggest tournament yet.

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