Global Esports, T1 reveal rosters for VCT 2023
Global Esports and T1 have revealed their 2023 VALORANT Champions Tour season lineups. Global Esports currently has the most diverse roster, with players from South Korea, Australia, India and Indonesia.
Coach Hong “Eraser” Chang-Pyo, who earlier coached DAMWON Gaming, will work alongside Canadian player Jordan “AYRIN” to lead the team. Michael “WRONSKI” Wronski will join GE, along with Korean players Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki and Kim “t3xture” Na-ra.
WRONSKI played briefly for ORDER, an Australian esports organization. While his team only made a short appearance in VCT 2022, WRONSKI has proven to be a reliable Duelist.
Bazzi, a versatile player from On Sla2ers, primarily plays Duelist and Initiator Agents but is also known to be comfortable with Sentinels such as Sage and Chamber. His addition to GE is hoped to boost the team’s ability.
T3xture was previously employed by DAMWON Gaming, a well-known South Korean esports organization, where he was recognized for his gunplay and knowledge of Chamber and Jett.
There are also Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar and Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury from India, as well as Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha from Indonesia. Indian players on their substitute roster include Bhavin “HellrangeR” Kotwani, Akshay “KappA” Sinkar and Jayanth “skillZ” Ramesh.
However, it is possible for GE, the only Indian team chosen for the VALORANT partnership program, to make changes to its initial roster, as they have explained on Twitter.
“As we had mentioned earlier in this video – the final 6 will be selected from our extended squad based on their form. As usual, expect the unexpected,” they said.
According to early indications, only five players will be selected from this pool of ten to compete in the upcoming tournament season.
Having said that, SkRossi is the player who is unlikely to compete in the tournament. In a recent tweet on October 23, he said, “Started like a king in my region and will leave(for now) like a king ,happy and sad, playing lan one last time with the boys I love the most.
“No expectations fuck results just gonna enjoy the time with them and make good memories together.”
T1’s 2023 VALORANT Roster
The South Korean team T1 announced its new VALORANT roster for the 2023 season on Saturday, October 22. Returning players Ha “Sayaplayer” Jung-woo and Kim “BeomJun” Beom-jun will play alongside newcomers Son “xeta” Seon-ho and Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom, as well as the Korean-American Joseph “ban” Seungmin Oh. Five players have been named so far, and T1 has yet to find a replacement.
T1 had a successful VCT season in 2021 but could not repeat the feat this year. Yoon “Autumn” Eu-teum will coach the team and assistant coach Dakota “Stunner” MacLeod will help the team’s growth.
Sayaplayer was a valuable member of The Guard during his time in North America, helping The Guard win NA Stage 1 Challengers, an NSG Winter Championship and a respectable top-eight finish this year at Masters Reykjavik. The team was only three steps away from qualifying for the VALORANT Champions 2022.
Sayaplayer began his professional VALORANT career in October 2020 with T1. Unfortunately, he was sidelined from in June 2021 due to a string of poor performances, and his contract was terminated in December of that year.
Xeta has long been a member of Cloud9’s VALORANT roster, and his “Initiator” plays have consistently humbled opponents. Ban was a well-known American esports organization Knights member and was recognized for his pinpoint precision with Chamber’s Headhunter and the Operator.
Munchkin previously played for Cloud9 Korea and Crazy Raccoon’s VALORANT team, which advanced to the VALORANT Champions 2021 tournament. As said by the coach, he will be the IGL for T1’s VALORANT roster.
The deadline for all partnered teams to announce their full roster is October. The VCT 2023 tournament is scheduled for February next year.