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All VALORANT teams that have applied for North American VCT partnership in 2023

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More than 150 North American organizations have reportedly submitted proposals for partnership with Riot Games’ 2023 VALORANT league.

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The Americas league, still yet to be officially named, will reportedly feature 10 teams from NA, Brazil, and Latin America, although that number is still subject to change. Many teams have announced publicly that they have applied for partnership, including TSM, 100 Thieves, Evil Geniuses, and Version1. Other teams have applied privately.

Here’s a list of all publicly known or reported teams that have applied for North American VALORANT partnership in 2023.

List of all VALORANT teams that have applied for North American VCT partnership in 2023

TSM

Current active roster: Subroza, corey, Rossy, gMd, seven Inactive: bang (on loan at 100 Thieves)

  • Second place at First Strike
  • First place at 2021 VCT NA Stage Three, Challengers Two
  • Eleventh/12th place at 2022 VCT NA Stage Two Challengers

100 Thieves

Professional VALORANT player Asuna celebrating at a tournament.
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Current active roster: Asuna, Derrek, stellar, Will, bang (on loan from TSM)

  • First place at First Strike
  • Semifinals finish at 2021 Masters Berlin
  • Ninth/10th place at 2022 NA Stage One Challengers
  • Fifth/6th place at 2022 NA Stage Two Challengers
  • Qualified for 2022 NA Last Chance Qualifier

Sentinels

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Current active roster: ShahZaM, TenZ, dapr, Shroud, Zellsis Inactive: zombs, SicK, Kanpeki

  • First place at 2021 NA Masters One
  • First place at 2021 Masters Reykjavik
  • Quarterfinals finish at 2021 Masters Berlin
  • First team to qualify for 2021 Champions
  • Seventh/8th place at 2022 NA Stage One Challengers
  • Eleventh/12th place at 2022 NA Stage Two Challengers
  • Qualified for 2022 NA Last Chance Qualifier

OpTic Gaming

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Current active roster: FNS, Marved, yay, crashies, Victor

  • Second place at 2022 NA Stage One Challengers
  • First place at 2022 Masters Reykjavik
  • Third place at 2022 Masters Copenhagen
  • Qualified for 2022 Champions

XSET

Current active roster: AYRIN, BcJ, dephh, zekken, Cryocells

  • Second place at 2021 NA Stage Two Challengers One and Stage Three Challengers One
  • Fourth place at 2021 NA Stage Three Challengers playoffs
  • Fourth place at 2022 NA Stage One Challengers
  • First place in 2022 NA Stage Two Challengers group stage
  • Seventh/eighth place at 2022 Masters Copenhagen
  • Qualified for 2022 Champions

Cloud9

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Current active roster: mitch, leaf, Xeppaa, Vanity, curry

  • First place at 2021 NA Last Chance Qualifier
  • Quarterfinals at 2021 Champions (only NA team to reach playoffs)
  • Third place at 2022 NA Stage One Challengers
  • Ninth/10th place at 2022 NA Stage Two Challengers
  • Qualified for 2022 NA Last Chance Qualifier

Evil Geniuses

Current active roster: Boostio, Reformed, jawgemo, C0M, Apotheon

  • Eleventh/12th place at 2022 NA Stage One Challengers
  • Fifth/sixth at 2022 NA Stage Two Challengers
  • Qualified for 2022 NA Last Chance Qualifier

The Guard

The Guard
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Current active roster: NeT, valyn, JonahP, Sayaplayer, trent

  • First place at 2022 NA Stage One Challengers
  • Seventh/eighth place at 2022 Masters Reykjavík
  • Ninth/10th place at 2022 NA Stage Two Challengers
  • Qualified for 2022 NA Last Chance Qualifier

NRG

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Current active roster: hazed, eeiu, Ethan, s0m, tex

  • Ninth/10th place at 2022 NA Stage One Challengers
  • Fourth place at 2022 NA Stage Two Challengers
  • Qualified for 2022 NA Last Chance Qualifier

Version1

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Current active roster: effys, penny, Zellsis, wippie, Zander

  • Second place at 2021 NA Stage Two Challengers Finals
  • Fifth/sixth place at 2021 Masters Reykjavik
  • Fifth/sixth place at 2022 NA Stage One Challengers

T1

Current active roster: Thwifo, steel, pwny, xeta, Mucnhkin

G2 Esports

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Current active roster: mixwell, nukkye, AvovA, hoody, Meddo

  • Fourth place at 2021 EMEA Stage Three Challengers Playoffs
  • Semifinals finish at 2021 Masters Berlin
  • Second place at 2022 EMEA Stage One Challengers
  • Fifth/sixth place at 2022 Masters Reykjavík
  • Seventh/eighth place at 2022 EMEA Stage Two Challengers

G2 is currently competing in EMEA but is reportedly applying for NA partnership as well.

Gen.G

Inactive roster: jcStani, NaturE

  • Third place at 2021 NA VCT Masters One

CLG

No current active roster, but looking to enter the scene. Currently competes in women’s VALORANT under CLG Red banner.

Teams and organizations that have been denied partnership or exited VALORANT

Shopify Rebellion

Shopify Rebellion announced on July 20 that it was denied partnership for VCT 2023. Roster is still set to compete at LCQ.

Current roster: TiGG, bdog, dazzLe, mada, moose

  • Fifth/sixth place at 2022 NA Stage One Challengers (as Luminosity)
  • Seventh/eighth place at 2022 NA Stage Two Challengers (as Luminosity)

Luminosity

Exited VALORANT on June 2 for “the foreseeable future.” Transferred roster to Shopify Rebellion.

Ghost Gaming

Ghost has reportedly not been selected to proceed in partnership. Future of VALORANT roster is unknown.

  • 7th/8th at 2022 NA Stage Two Challengers

SoaR

Exited VALORANT on July 15, releasing entire roster.

Built By Gamers

BBG will reportedly consider staying in VALORANT pending information about the NA domestic league.

Complexity

Exited VALORANT, releasing entire roster.

NYFU (NYXL)

Exited VALORANT, made entire roster available for transfer.


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