VCT 2023 rostermania tracker: Valorant partner team rosters and mid-season rumors
As the start date for the international Valorant leagues nears, VCT teams have a month to finalize their lineups. Follow all the latest roster changes and rumors here.
With the 2023 VCT season officially kicking off on March 26, the 30 partner teams can now fine-tune their rosters after competing at VCT LOCK//IN. Between March 6 and March 25, there will be a mid-season transfer window, giving teams the chance to make some last-minute changes before the international leagues begin.
It’s all quiet in EMEA, but there is plenty of activity going on in the Pacific and Americas leagues, with teams like Cloud9, Sentinels, T1 and Gen.G all making changes before the start of the season.
As per the VCT construction rules, the roster size is capped at 10 players as teams can have up to four substitutes. And though the transfer window will close on March 25, all 30 teams need to be in their respective hub cities by March 19, one full week before the international leagues start.
The tracker below will cover all the roster moves and rumors in the three international leagues.
Note: The rosters below are not final and are subject to change.
VCT Americas league rosters
|100 Thieves||Asuna, bang, stellar, Derrek, Cryocells|
|Cloud9||leaf, Xeppaa, Zellsis, jakee, runi, qpert|
|Evil Geniuses||Apotheon, C0M, Boostio, Reformed, jawgemo, BcJ, Ethan, Demon1, ScrewFace, icy|
|FURIA||qck, mwzera mazin, dgzin, Khalil, kon4n|
|KRÜ||NagZ, Klaus, Daveeys, Melser, axeddy, keznit|
|Leviatán||kiNgg, Tacolilla, Shyy, Nozwerr, Mazino|
|LOUD||aspas, Saadhak, Less, cauanzin, tuyz|
|MIBR||jzz, frz, heat, Murizz, rglm, txozin|
|NRG||s0m, FNS, crashies, victor, ardiis, ethos|
|Sentinels||TenZ, zekken, Sacy, paNcada, dephh, Marved|
VCT EMEA league rosters
|BBL||AsLanM4shadoW, Turko, QuotinerX, Brave, SouhcNi, aimDLL|
|Fnatic||Boaster, Derke, Alfajer, Leo, Chronicle, kamyk|
|FUT||mojj, qw1, MrFaliN, qRaxs, ATA KAPTAN, Muj|
|Giants||Fit1nho, hoody, Cloud, rhyme, nukkye|
|KCorp||ScreaM, Nivera, xms, Shin, Newzera|
|KOI||koldamenta, Sheydos, trexx, Wolfen, starxo|
|NAVI||ANGE1, Shao, Zyppan, SUYGETSU, cNed|
|Heretics||keloqz, Boo, Mixwell, zeek, AvovA|
|Liquid||soulcas, Jamppi, nAts, Redgar, Sayf, dimasick|
|Vitality||ceNder, BONECOLD, MOLSI, Destrian, Twisten|
VCT Pacific league rosters
|DetonatioN Gaming||Suggest, Reita, xnfri, Anthem, takej, Seoldam|
|DRX||stax, Rb, BuZz, MaKo, Zest, Foxy9|
|Gen.G||Meteor, k1Ng, TS, eKo, GodDead, Sylvan|
|Global Esports||AYRIN, T3xture, WRONSKI, Bazzi, Monyet, SkRossi, Lightningfast|
|Paper Rex||f0rsakeN, Benkai, mindfreak, Jinggg, d4v41, something|
|RRQ||EJAY, 2ge, Emman, Tehbotol, fl1pzjder, Lmemore|
|T1||ban, xeta, Munchkin, Sayaplayer, Carpe, iNTRO|
|Talon||Crws, foxz, sushiboys, garnetS, jitboyS, Patiphan|
|Team Secret||BORKUM, Jremy, DubsteP, JessieVash, invy, lenne|
|ZETA DIVISION||Laz, crow, Dep, TENNN, SugarZ3ro, barce|
2023 mid-season tracker for VCT partner rosters
- Cloud9 have confirmed the additions of jakee and runi to their starting lineup.
- Cloud9 have added jakee and runi to their squad ahead of the VCT Americas league, as per the VCT contract database.
- On Twitter, Blackheart has confirmed his departure from Cloud9 as he is currently looking for a new team.
- Paper Rex have confirmed the addition of former Sengoku Gaming star something, who joins the team as a substitute.
- KRÜ Esports have parted ways with former head coach Leazo, who had been with the organization since May 2022.
- Cloud9 are looking to part ways with substitute player BlackHeart ahead of the VCT Americas league, according to independent reporter George Geddes.
- According to the VCT contract database, NRG have already found a new sixth player. The team has added ethos, who is a streamer for the NRG organization.
- KRÜ Esports have confirmed the return of Chilean star keznit after he spent five months with Leviatán.
- T1 have announced that CheongGak has joined their backroom staff to assist head coach Autumn.
- KRÜ Esports have announced that Guatemalan coach Atom will take charge of their team, replacing Leazo.
- Cloud9 are set to sign jakee and runi to finalize their Valorant squad for the VCT Americas league, according to Dot Esports.
- Sentinels have confirmed the signing of Marved, who joins the team as their sixth player.
- NRG have bid farewell to backup player Thwifo, who leaves the organization after just four months.
- Sentinels have signed former OpTic Gaming controller Marved as their backup player for the VCT Americas league, according to Dot Esports.
- NRG will part ways with backup player Thwifo ahead of the VCT Americas league, according to a report by Dot Esports.
- KRÜ Esports have announced that xand has been let go from the roster.
- Cloud9 have confirmed that they are parting ways with in-game leader vanity, who had been part of the team since August 2021.
- T1 have confirmed the addition of iNTRO, formerly of Gen.G, to their roster. Meanwhile, the Korean organization has parted ways with BeomJun, who had been recruited in October.
- T1 are close to signing former Gen.G player iNTRO as their backup member, Blix.gg has reported.
- Gen.G have confirmed the double signing of Sylvan and GodDead. According to the VCT contract database, Secret is no longer part of the team.
- Sentinels CEO Rob Moore has confirmed that the organization will sign a new backup player for VCT Americas due to SicK’s unavailability.
- FUT Esports have parted ways with assistant coach NEDNAGG.
- Gen.G are close to signing Sylvan, formerly of World Game Star, and GodDead, who previously played for On Sla2ers, according to VLR.gg, which adds that Secret is on his way out of the team.
- KRÜ Esports have announced that they have given head coach Leazo permission to explore his options as the team is “testing a new structure” ahead of the VCT Americas league.
- KRÜ Esports have made an offer to Leviatán for backup player keznit, according to The Enemy. The Chilean star, who played for KRU between 2021 and 2022, will reportedly replace xand.
- After parting ways with yay, Cloud9 are looking to replace in-game leader vanity, according to reports by independent journalist Max Katz and Dot Esports.
- Chilean star keznit is close to leaving Leviatán and returning to KRÜ Esports, according to Spanish Valorant insider Lembo.
- Sentinels are targetting former OpTic Gaming player Marved as their new backup player as they look to replace SicK, who will be suspended pending the completion of training following his arrest for criminal trespassing, according to Dot Esports.
- Russian player something, who plays for Japanese Challengers team Sengoku Gaming, has trialed for Paper Rex, according to Dot Esports. If he joins the SEA team, he will most likely be a substitute player, the report adds.
- Cloud9 have tried out a number of different players in the past few days as they look for a replacement for yay, according to Dot Esports. nerve, runi, icy, snirot, and Blahst have either already practiced with Cloud9 or will eventually. The North American organization is also reportedly unwilling to meet Marved’s salary demands or pay a transfer fee.
- Cloud9 have confirmed that they have “mutually” parted ways with yay, whose future is now up in the air less than a month before the season starts.
- Cloud9 and yay have decided to part ways, according to Dot Esports, which adds that the team will begin tryouts next week. Former OpTic Gaming star Marved is reportedly high on the team’s shortlist.
- Cloud9 are not happy with the performances from yay and vanity at VCT LOCK//IN and are considering benching the duo, Blix.gg reporter Alejandro ‘anonimatum’ Gomis said on a Spanish podcast.