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VALORANT 2023 roster changes: All VCT 2024 roster moves and rumors

Everything is about to change, again.

The VCT 2023 season, the first season of VALORANT partnership under the new ecosystem, has finally come to a close. This year’s script saw Evil Geniuses go from a team considered worst in VCT Americas to the ultimate underdogs, to villains, to world champions.

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A busy offseason so far has included ambitious new rosters being formed and a handful of reunions. Arguably the biggest story has been the EG roster breaking apart, with almost all the players fleeing the organization for new homes after a tumultuous post-Champions offseason.

In this comprehensive tracker, we will detail and list all confirmed, reported, or rumored roster moves taking place during the 2023 VALORANT offseason, all the way until the start of the 2024 season.

All VCT Americas 2024 roster moves, rumors, and reports

Jawgemo shakes hands with a player on the main stage of the VCT Masters Tokyo tournament.
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Here are all the official, reported, and rumored moves of the VCT Americas offseason prior to the 2024 season. The VCT Americas transfer window is officially open.

100 Thieves

  • July 31: 100T parts ways with long-time general manager Daniel “ddk” Kapadia.
  • Sept. 10: 100T is reportedly signing former Evil Geniuses assistant coach Tony “Zikz” Gray, following Zikz’s successful run with EG that resulted in a world championship. Zikz will reportedly take over the head coaching role, with Michael “Mikes” Hockom’s status currently undetermined.
  • Sept. 12: 100T parts ways with both Derrek Ha and Brenden “stellar” McGrath.
  • Sept. 17: Sean “bang” Bezerra says on stream that 100T doesn’t have a “set roster” yet.
  • Sept. 23: 100T reportedly offered to buy out Kelden “Boostio” Pupell from Evil Geniuses, but was denied.
  • Sept. 25: 100T confirms signing of Zikz as head coach, moves Mikes back to assistant coach role.
  • Nov. 1: 100T signs Nicholas “NaturE” Garrison and Daniel “eeiu” Vucenovic to compete at Red Bull Home Ground, but team is still open to changes before VCT 2024.
  • Nov. 15: 100T parts ways with NaturE after standing in at Red Bull Home Ground.
  • Jan. 8: 100T signs Kelden “Boostio” Pupello.

Cloud9

  • Aug. 23: Assistant coach/sixth man Mateja “qpert” Mijović moves to the inactive roster, and has been permitted to explore new opportunities as an IGL in any region.
  • Sept. 5: Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro leaves, becomes unrestricted free agent.
  • Sept. 10: Dylan “runi” Cade leaves, becomes unrestricted free agent.
  • Sept. 10: Coach Matthew “mCe” Elmore leaves, becomes unrestricted free agent.
  • Sept. 11: C9 will reportedly bring back Anthony “vanity” Malaspina and sign Francis “OXY” Hoang while keeping jakee and Xeppaa. Leaf’s status is undetermined, but given OXY’s identical agent pool, Leaf is likely leaving.
  • Sept. 15: Nathan “leaf” Orf and qpert leave, with C9 confirming all previously announced departures.
  • Sept. 19: C9 is set to reportedly sign Maxim “wippie” Shepelev, formerly of Version1 and former teammate of vanity.
  • Sept. 29: C9 confirms the acquisition of vanity, OXY, wippie, and coach Ian “immi” Harding.

Evil Geniuses

  • Sept. 6: The EG reserve roster leaves the organization. Jeffrey “Reformed” Lu, Vincent “Apotheon” Le, Jacob “icy” Lange, and Brendan “BcJ” Jensen, and coach Addison “zecK” Gorzec become unrestricted free agents. Kyle “ScrewFace” Jensen remains on the roster.
  • Sept. 6: Assistant coach Tony “Zikz” Gray leaves.
  • Sept. 11: EG is reportedly permitting its starting roster to seek other offers, or face a pay cut if they wish to return to the team.
  • Oct. 11: Brendan “BcJ” Jensen leaves, eventually signs with M80.
  • Dec. 23: Max “Demon1” Mazanov and Ethan Arnold leave EG to sign with NRG.
  • Jan. 8: Kelden “Boostio” Pupello leaves EG to sign with 100T. ScrewFace leaves.
  • Jan. 9: Corbin “C0M” Lee leaves to sign with Leviatán.
  • Jan. 9: While the details are unconfirmed, a source who spoke to Dot Esports believes EG has a roster set to compete in VCT 2024.
  • Jan. 26: EG brings back Alexander “jawgemo” Mor and coach Christine “potter” Chi, signs Derrek Ha, Nicholas “NaturE” Garrison, Phat “supamen” Le, and Vincent “Apotheon” Le.

FURIA

  • Aug. 23: Coach Carlos “Carlão” Mohn leaves.
  • Aug. 28: Douglas “dgzin” Silva leaves.
  • Aug. 29: Gabriel “qck” Lima leaves.
  • Aug. 30: Matheus “mazin” Araújo leaves.
  • Oct. 13: FURIA adds Felipe “liazzi” Galiazz, Ilan “havoc” Eloy, and Vitor “kon4n” Hugo to the starting roster to compete alongside returning starters Khalil Schmidt and Leonardo “mwzera” Serrati. Pedro “Koy” Pulig joins as coach.

G2 Esports (formerly The Guard)

  • Aug. 29: The Guard releases its player roster.
  • Sept. 1: With the players now listed as free agents, Riot rules that the players can find a new organization to represent them in VCT Americas 2024.
  • Sept. 8: Some of The Guard’s players have reportedly reached an agreement with G2 Esports and may play under G2’s banner if Riot permits the organization to join the league.
  • Sept. 10: Ian “tex” Botsch parts ways with the ex-Guard roster.
  • Sept. 22: G2 signs the core of The Guard: Jonah “JonahP” Pulice, Michael “neT” Bernet, Trent “trent” Cairns, Jacob “valyn” Batio, and coach Josh “JoshRT” Lee. G2 has been accepted into VCT Americas.
  • Oct. 25: G2 signs Nathan “leaf” Orf, completing the roster.

KRÜ Esports

  • Aug. 31: Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez Miranda moves to inactive roster and will look for new offers.
  • Sept. 24: Fabian “Shyy” Usnayo will reportedly depart Leviatán and sign with KRÜ Esports.
  • Oct. 2: NagZ leaves KRÜ.
  • Oct. 10: Carlos “axeddy” Galvão leaves KRÜ.
  • Oct. 13: KRÜ adds Shyy and Nicolás “mta” González to the starting roster to compete alongside returning starters Angelo “keznit” Mori, Marco “Melser” Machuca, and Nicolás “Klaus” Ferrari.
  • Nov. 7: Football icon Lionel Messi joins as co-owner.

Leviatán

  • Aug. 2: Coach Rodrigo “Onur” Dalmagro leaves.
  • Sept. 12: Leviatán has reportedly offered free agent Erick “aspas” Santos a contract.
  • Sept. 12: Vicente “Tacolilla” Compagnon has been allowed to explore options as his contract is expiring.
  • Sept. 21: Current KOI strategic coach Alex “goked” Kie has reportedly agreed to join Leviatán as the new head coach.
  • Sept. 24: Fabian “Shyy” Usnayo will reportedly depart Leviatán and sign with KRÜ Esports.
  • Sept. 24: Former The Guard player Ian “tex” Botsch will reportedly sign with Leviatán.
  • Oct. 9: Leviatán parts ways with Shyy.
  • Oct. 11: Leviatán signs aspas.
  • Oct. 12: Leviatán signs tex.
  • Jan. 9: Leviatán signs Corbin “C0M” Lee.

LOUD

  • Sept. 11: Erick “aspas” Santos leaves, enters unrestricted free agency.
  • Sept. 24: Saadhak confirms he has re-signed with LOUD.
  • Oct. 15: Coach Daniel “fRoD” Montaner leaves LOUD.
  • Oct. 17-19: Less, Cauanzin, and Tuyz all sign two year extensions with LOUD.
  • Nov. 4: LOUD signs Gabriel “qck” Lima and Pedro “peu” Lopes.

MIBR

  • Sept. 4: Olavo “heat” Marcelo leaves.
  • Sept. 5: Murillo “murizzz” Tuchtenhagen leaves.
  • Oct. 10: André “Txozin” Saidel, who’s infamous knife defuse denial sent Evil Geniuses to the VCT Americas playoffs, leaves.
  • Oct. 15: MIBR signs Arthur “artzin” Araujo, Matheus “mazin” Araújo, and former LOUD coach and Champions 2022 winner Daniel “fRoD” Montaner.

NRG

  • Aug. 23: Sam “s0m” Oh and Pujan “FNS” Mehta say they are off the active roster, and will stream during the offseason while pursuing offers.
  • Sept. 8: Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks will reportedly leave NRG and reunite with former teammates on NAVI. As of Sept. 12, ardiis has been removed from the Global Contract Database.
  • Sept. 13: Sam “s0m” Oh leaves after his contract ends.
  • Sept. 19: Pujan “FNS” Mehta leaves after his contract ends.
  • Oct. 11: Ardiis leaves for NAVI.
  • Dec. 23: NRG signs Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen, Max “Demon1” Mazanov, and Ethan Arnold.

Sentinels

  • Sept. 8: Tyson “TenZ” Ngo extends contract with Sentinels, will stay with team for 2024 season.
  • Sept. 11: Sentinels will reportedly sign Mouhamed “johnqt” Ouarid from M80.
  • Sept. 12: Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen is no longer listed on the Global Contract Database.
  • Sept. 13: Sentinels confirms the johnqt signing.
  • Sept. 14: Sentinels signs Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro, who returns to the org in a substitute role.

All VCT EMEA 2024 roster moves, rumors, and reports

ScreaM looking off into the distance while competing at the VCT EMEA Last Chance Qualifier.
ScreaM is entering 2024 without a team right now. Photo by Hara Amorós via Riot Games

Here are all the official, reported, and rumored moves of the VCT EMEA offseason prior to the 2024 season. The VCT EMEA transfer window is officially open.

BBL Esports

  • Sept. 22: Mehmet “Turko” Özen leaves.
  • Oct. 24: BBL signs Toprak “lauress” Kaynak as a substitute.
  • Oct. 26: BBL signs Efe “Elite” Teber.
  • Oct. 27: BBL signs in-game leader Melih “pAura” Karaduran.
  • Dec. 17: BBL signs Kaan “reazy” Ürpek.

Fnatic

  • Sept. 11: Coach Jacob “mini” Harris steps down from the head coach role.
  • Sept. 14: Sixth man Maks “kamyk” Rychlewski announces he is looking for opportunities elsewhere, “while still in talks with Fnatic.”
  • Sept. 14: Fnatic confirms it will make no changes to the starting roster this offseason, opens job application for head coach role.
  • Oct. 17: Kamyk officially leaves.
  • Oct. 21: Fnatic signs Chris “Elmapuddy” Tebbit, formerly of Gen.G, as its head coach.
  • Dec. 22: Mini re-joins as assistant coach.

FUT Esports

  • Sept. 11: Buğra “mojj” Kiraz and Serhat “Muj” Yüksel leave.
  • Sept. 18: FUT is reportedly trialing Mehmet “cNed” İpek.
  • Oct. 12: FUT signs Eray “yetujey” Budak.
  • Oct. 13: FUT signs cNed.
  • Oct. 21: Konuralp “qw1” Şahin leaves.

Gentle Mates

  • July 16: Gentle Mates win Ascension EMEA, qualify for 2024/2025 VCT EMEA seasons.
  • Nov. 16: Substitute Tom “APO” Bonnion leaves, eventually signing with Challengers team Solary.

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Karmine Corp

  • July 30: Ahmed “ZE1SH” Sheikh moves to the inactive roster.
  • Sept. 3: Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom moves to the inactive roster.
  • Sept. 12: KC has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Czech duelist Martin “marteen” Pátek for VCT 2024.
  • Sept. 27: KC has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with former Fnatic/Apeks player Martin “Magnum” Peňkov.
  • Nov. 10: Nivera and xms moved to inactive roster. Newzera and coach pm leave.
  • Dec. 12: KC signs Magnum, marteen, Tomás “tomaszy” Machado, Marshall “N4RRATE” Massey, and coach Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov. ZE1SH returns to assistant coach role.

Moivstar KOI (formerly just KOI)

  • No roster updates so far; current starting lineup listed as koldamenta, Sheydow, trexx, Wolfen, and starxo.
  • Jan. 4: KOI and Movistar Riders organizations acquired by OverActive Media. VCT EMEA roster will compete under the Movistar KOI banner for 2024.

NAVI

  • Aug. 25: NAVI is reportedly looking to replace Mehmet “cNed” İpek.
  • Sept. 8: Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks will reportedly leave NRG and reunite with former teammates on NAVI.
  • Sept. 27: Ardiis has signed with NAVI, per the GCD.
  • Oct. 11: NAVI confirms ardiis signing and cNed departure.

Team Heretics

  • Sept. 4: Dominykas “MiniBoo” Lukaševičius is reportedly set to join Heretics.
  • Sept. 5: Auni “AvovA” Chahade moves to the inactive roster.
  • Sept. 5: Wassim “keloqz” Cista and Óscar “mixwell” Cañellas Colocho will reportedly leave too.
  • Sept. 10: 17-year-old prodigy Mert “Wo0t” Alkan has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Heretics for their VCT roster, but won’t be playing in VCT 2024 due to age constraints.
  • Sept. 21: Enes “RieNs” Ecirli has reportedly agreed to play for Team Heretics.
  • Oct. 18: Mixwell officially retires from active competition, moves to streamer role.
  • Oct. 10: Heretics signs Wo0t, RieNs, and Dominykas “MiniBoo” Lukaševičius. Brandon William Weber takes coaching spot.
  • Nov. 6 to 8: AvovA and keloqz leave.
  • Dec. 15: Patryk “paTiTek” Fabrowski returns as sixth man.
  • Jan. 2: Benjy “benjyfishy” Fish extends his contract until the end of 2025.

Team Liquid

  • Aug. 7: Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen signs a three-year extension.
  • Sept. 9: Saif “Sayf” Jibraeel will reportedly depart Liquid and join Team Vitality.
  • Sept. 12: Substitute player Dmitriy “dimasick” Matvienko leaves.
  • Sept. 13: Dom “soulcas” Sulcas leaves.
  • Sept. 19: Liquid reportedly signs Enzo “Enzo” Mestari.
  • Sept. 24: Georgio “Keiko” Sanassy, formerly of Apeks, will reportedly join Liquid.
  • Sept. 29: Sayf leaves.
  • Oct. 27: Igor “Redgar” Vlasov leaves Team Liquid, joins Giants.
  • Nov. 4: Liquid signs Enzo, Keiko, and James “Mistic” Orfila.

Team Vitality

  • July 16: Santeri “BONECOLD” Sassi moves to inactive roster.
  • Sept. 9: Saif “Sayf” Jibraeel will reportedly depart Team Liquid and join Team Vitality.
  • Sept. 11: Michał “MOLSI” Łącki leaves.
  • Sept. 11: Team Vitality will reportedly sign Kimmie “Kicks” Laasner and Emil “runneR” Trajkovski.
  • Sept. 16: RunneR signs with Vitality.
  • Sept. 26: Kicks signs with Vitality.
  • Sept. 29: Sayf signs with Vitality.
  • Dec. 2: Tomas “Destrian” Linikas moves to inactive role.

All VCT Pacific 2024 roster moves, rumors, and reports

DRX huddle on stage before their final match of the group stage at VCT Masters Tokyo.
DRX are preparing for 2024 without any changes yet. Photo by Colin Young-Wolff via Riot Games

Here are all the official, reported, and rumored moves of the VCT Americas offseason prior to the 2024 season. The VCT Pacific transfer window is officially open.

Bleed Esports

  • July 9: Bleed wins Ascension Pacific and qualifies for 2024/2025 VCT Pacific seasons.
  • Aug. 29: Tyler “juicy” Aeria and Marcus “Nephh” Tan leave.
  • Sept. 24: Javier “Egoist” Chua joins Bleed Esports.
  • Sept. 29: Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker joins Bleed Esports.

DetonatioN FocusMe

  • Sept. 11: Ryumon “Reita” Oshiro, Park “Seoldam” Sang-min, Seo “Suggest” Jae-young, and coach Hirotaka “Melofovia” Okazaki are no longer listed on the Global Contract Database.
  • Oct. 11: Shogo “takej” Takemori moves to the inactive roster.
  • Oct. 18: Tomoki “xnfri” Moriya leaves, transfers to Japanese team VARREL.
  • Nov. 28: DFM signs strategic partnership with Crazy Raccoon organization, signs Tomonori “SSeeS” Okimura, Souta “popogachi” Morita, Yusuke “neth” Matsuda, Ibuki “Meiy” Seki, and Cho “JoXJo” Byung-yeon.

DRX

  • Dec. 12: DRX moves Goo “Rb” Sang-min and Kim “Zest” Gi-seok to inactive roster, promotes prospect Cho “Flashback” Min-hyuk.
  • Jan. 13: Rb leaves DRX.
  • Jan. 15: Zest leaves DRX.

Gen.G

  • Sept. 8: Yeom “eKo” Wang-ryong, Kim “GodDead” Sung-sin, Lee “k1Ng” Seung-won, Yu “TS” Tae-seok, Ko “Sylvan” Young-sub, coach Lee “bail” Sung-jae, and coach Chris “Elmapuddy” Tebbit all leave.
  • Sept. 26: Kim “t3xture” Na-ra joins Gen.G.
  • Oct. 9: Gen.G announces open tryouts for VCT 2024 roster.
  • Oct. 10: Kim “HSK” Hae-seong, former head coach at Detonation FocusMe, takes head coach job at Gen.G.
  • Oct. 25: Kim “Lakia” Jong-min joins.
  • Nov. 9: Gen.G signs Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom.
  • Nov. 23: Gen.G signs Kim “Karon” Won-tae.

Global Esports

  • Aug. 25: GE is reportedly planning to replace Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar.
  • Sept. 10: Paper Rex will reportedly sign Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha from GE.
  • Sept. 10: GE will reportedly sign Gary “blaZek1ng” Dastin to replace Monyet.
  • Sept. 10: Jordan “AYRIN” He leaves.
  • Sept. 12: Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki enters restricted free agency, still in contract with GE.
  • Sept. 13: Nara “t3xture” Kim leaves.
  • Sept. 14: Global Esports parts ways with the remainder of the 2023 starting roster; Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar, Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha, and Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury all become free agents.
  • Sept. 16: Benedict “Benkai” Tan joins on a two-year deal.
  • Sept. 16: Monyet leaves for Paper Rex.
  • Sept. 16: Bazzi leaves.
  • Sept. 17: Lightningfast re-joins the team.
  • Sept. 20: Russel “Russ” Mendes joins.
  • Sept. 25: Gary “blaZek1ng” Dastin officially signs with GE.
  • Oct. 17: Global Esports signs Niko “polvi” Polvinen.

Paper Rex

  • Aug. 26: Wang “Jinggg” Jing Jie plays his last match for the foreseeable future due to mandatory military service.
  • Sept. 10: Paper Rex will reportedly sign Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha from GE.
  • Sept. 11: Substitute player Patiphan “CigaretteS” Posri leaves.
  • Sept. 16: Former captain Benedict “Benkai” Tan leaves for Global Esports.
  • Sept. 16: Monyet officially joins from Global Esports.
  • Oct. 6: Jinggg is officially moved to the inactive roster.

Rex Regum Qeon

  • Sept. 11: Emmanuel “Emman” Morales leaves.
  • Sept. 13: Park “Estrella” Gun joins.
  • Sept. 18: Eroll Jule “EJAY” Delfin leaves.
  • Oct. 10: Maksim “Jemkin” Batorov joins.

T1

  • Sept. 11: Joseph “ban” Seungmin Oh, Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom, and Kang “iNTRO” Seung-gyun leave.
  • Sept. 12: Lee “k1Ng” Seung-won, Kevin “xccurate” Susanto, and Ham “iZu” Woo-joo join.
  • Nov. 10: T1 signs Daniel “Rossy” Abedrabbo.
  • Dec. 15: k1ng leaves prior to the start of the season.

Talon Esports

  • Sept. 11: Itthirit “foxz” Ngamsaard, Panyawat “sushiboys” Subsiriroj, and coach Yuttanagorn “Zeus” Kaewkongyai leave.
  • Nov. 9: Apiwat “GarnetS” Apiraksukumal leaves.
  • Nov. 17: Talon signs Lionel “lenne” Lim, Seungmin Oh “ban” Joseph, and Peter “Governor” No.
  • Dec. 4: Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong moves to inactive roster.
  • Dec. 11: Talon signs coach Hector “FrosT” Rosario.

Team Secret

  • Sept. 11: Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan and Lionel “lenne” Lim are no longer listed on the Global Contract Database.
  • Sept. 18: DubsteP and lenne leave.
  • Oct. 23: Team Secret signs Noel “NDG” Guia.

ZETA DIVISION

  • Aug. 16: ZETA DIVISION announces it is holding open tryouts for its 2024 roster.
  • Sept. 29: TENNN and coach XQQ switch to content creation, while crow switches from player to coach.
  • Oct. 15: Ryo “barce” Takebayashi leaves.
  • Nov. 1: ZETA signs Hiroki “hiroronn” Yanai and Yushin “Yuran” Hato.

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