VCT Pacific 2023 reveals all Asian rosters
The Asian teams of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023 Pacific League have revealed their rosters. The teams, chosen as partners for the tournament, are T1, Gen.G, DRX, Paper Rex, ZETA DIVISION, DetonatioN Gaming, Team Secret, Global Esports and Rex Regum Qeon.
Riot previously set an October 15 deadline for these teams. They must have an Asian roster and can only compete with one imported player from the Americas or Europe. Here is a list of every Asian team, player, and coach who will compete in 2023.
All VCT 2023 Asian rosters
T1 new roster for the VCT Pacific League will feature a full Korean roster with familiar names. They are Son “xeta” Seon-ho, Sang-beom “Munchkin” Byeon, Ha “Sayaplayer” Jung-woo and Kim “BeomJun” Beom-jun. The Korean-American player Joseph “ban” Seungmin Oh will also join them. Yoon “Autumn” Eu-teum will continue as head coach, assisted by Dakota “Stunner” MacLeod.
Just like T1, Gen.G is signing an all-Korean roster. The squad comprises Kim “Meteor” Tae-O who will play alongside Lee “k1Ng” Seung-won, Yu “TS” Tae-seok and Yeom “eKo” Wang-ryong. Kang “iNTRO” Seung-gyun and Kim “Secret” Ha-jin are the only players on the roster who will be free agents at the end of the season. Coach Sung-jae “bail” Lee will work with the roster. Head coach Chris “Elmapuddy” Tebbit, an Australian veteran coach, is the only non-Korean on the team.
The roster of another South Korean team, DRX, consists of Kim “stax” Gu-taek, Goo “Rb” Sang-min, Kim “Zest” Gi-seok, Byung-chul “BuZz” Yu and Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan. DRX’s sixth player, the 17-year-old star Jung “Foxy9” Jae-sung, will be an addition to the team. All of these players will continue to be coached by head coach Seon-ho “termi” Pyeon and assistant coaches Kim “glow” Min-soo and Kwon “Argency” Soon-Woo.
Hailing from Singapore, Paper Rex (PRX) has a roster that comprises Aaron “mindfreak” Leonhart, Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto, Benedict “Benkai” Tan, Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee and Jing Jie “Jinggg” Wang. These players will be coached by Alexandre “alecks” Sallé.
The Japanese team ZETA DIVISION is composed of ZETA’s core players, in-game leader Koji “Laz” Ushida, as well as Yuma “Dep” Hashimoto, Tenta “TENNN” Asai, Tomoaki “crow” Maruoka, Shota “SugarZ3ro” Watanabe and Ryo “barce” Takebayashi, who has been added as a sixth player. ZETA also retained its coaching staff, Sawada “JUNiOR” Yuya and Hibiki “XQQ” Motoyama.
DetonatioN Gaming, one of Japan’s most successful eSports organizations, has Park “Seoldam” Sang-min, Ryumon “Reita” Oshiro, Tomoki “xnfri” Moriya, Anthem, Seo “Suggest” Jae-young and also Shogo “takej” Takemori as their sixth player in their roster. They will work with coaches Kim “HSK” Hae-seong and Hirotaka “Melofovia” Okazaki.
The European eSports organization Team Secret is made up of Jessie “JessieVash” Cristy Cuyco, Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan, Jim “BORKUM” Timbreza, Jeremy “Jremy” Cabrera and a fifth player who has yet to be identified. They will work under the supervision of Coach Chong “Fayde” Hoc Wah.
The roster of the Indian eSports organization Global eSports will include Jordan “AYRIN” He, Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar (who probably won’t compete for VCT 2023), Kim “t3xture” Na-ra, Michael “WRONSKI” Wronski, Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury, Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki, Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha and Substitutes Jayanth “skillZ” Ramesh, Bhavin “HellrangeR” Kotwani, Akshay “KappA” Sinkar, and Pranav “Kohliii” Kohli with Hong “Eraser” Chang-pyo as their coach.
Rex Regum Qeon (RRQ)
RRQ is an Indonesian professional eSports organization that has a Philippine-based VALORANT roster. Their roster consists of Kelly “kellyS” Sedillo, Nathaniel “Nexi” Cabero, James “2geMonstah” Goopio, Emmanuel “Emman” Morales, Eroll Jule “EJAY” Delfin and former ONIC G coach Mikko Marthinus “Ewok” Jacobus, who has taken over as head coach.